“I can’t give away the ingredients, then everyone will find about it!” Hannah Weiland, the mastermind behind the young, fun-loving (and already beloved) faux fur label Shrimps, exclaimed when asked what materials she used to design the bright coats and scarves in her spring/summer 2015 collection, presented at London Fashion Week on Friday. What she did say was that the collection featured two new fake animal skins: stingray and pony, and that she found them through mysterious textile suppliers. “On the header of the fabric swatch card I found, they have a little Shetland pony and wrote the word ‘fake,’" Weiland said, recounting how she discovered the synthetic pony hair. “I’m like it’s a fake Shetland, ‘That’s amazing!’”
"The Flintstones" was the starting point for the collection, seen in silk pajamas (a collaboration with nightwear brand Poplin) emblazoned with Weiland’s own cartoon-like doodles of faces. “I’m a big doodler,” she said. "And I was obsessed with Pebbles Flintstone." From there, Weiland continued the pebbly theme with cool, pink faux stingray — it looked very close to the real thing — and ponyhair leopard coats (faux, of course) with fluffy blue and pink collars. Weiland even did a Shrimps take on the moto jacket, in canary yellow and blue. For the more ladylike customer, there was a long gray scarf and blue clutch decorated with pearls. And the shoes! A double-strap heel combined a glitter strap and yellow faux fur -- watch for those in street style photographs to come.