It all started with the above picture... Nasiba Adilova in NYFW wearing those gigantic fur mittens. I tried not to pay so much attention. And then 2 more photos (below) popped up and immediately I thougt that this must not be a coincidence, and decided to search it a little bit further more...
So, fur mittens appeared on fall 2013 collections in Alexander Wang (a chimpanzee/long sleeve version was also available) and Altuzarra, but actually they had appeared even more earlier on Sportmax fall 2010 and Balenciaga pre-fall 2009 collections.
I'm not going to analyze whether I like the specific accessories or not. Instead I'll let you come to your own conclusions why this "trend" for the last 5 years hasn't managed to establish...
Alexander Wang fall 2013
Altuzarra fall 2013
Sportmax fall 2010
Balenciaga fall 2009
(Carine Roitfeld wering Altuzarra fur mittens)