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Looking back on world’s very first LA Vegan Fashion Week

LA Vegan Fashion Week

February 1st 2019 marked a special day in history. It was the day on which the very first LA Vegan Fashion Week took place. This very first edition is meant to put sustainable and ethical fashion globally on the map. A great initiative, if you ask us. Initiator Emanuelle Rienda claimed that she will organize this yearly event as long as she needs to. With other words: until the fashion industry turns entirely vegan. Just being fur-free isn’t enough for her. Read down below her story and motivation, including some very animal friendly fashion inspiration. 

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LA Vegan Fashion Week

The first LA vegan fashion week has just come to an end and was a huge success. After five days seminars, fashion shows and exclusive cruelty-free fashion shows, the visitors have become more aware of animal cruelty in the fashion industry and will hopefully spread the word.

Going fur-free

2018 was a remarkable year for the fashion industry. Not only did Phoebe Philo leave Céline and did the #MeToo discussion revealed fashion victims, there were many luxury fashion brands who declared to go fur-free. Ricardo Tisci stopped the animal cruelty at Burberry and Allessandro Michele declared a fur-free fashion house at Gucci. Tisci’s interpretation of luxury goes beyond just the beautiful picture. He rather thinks it’s about endurable fashion, which is environmentally and socially responsible. Furthermore, Donnatella Versace claimed that “I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion”, regarding the use of fur. Vivienne Westwood was – back in 2007 – among the first designers to dump fur. A great initiative and start in the right direction. Banning fur was about time, if you ask Emanuelle Rienda, creative director and founder of LA Vegan Fashion Week. As long as leather, fur and other animal products will be used to make fashion, she’ll continu her stride and therefore LA Vegan Fashion Week.

 

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Los Angeles – a progressive city

So, why LA? It actually didn’t come at any surprise that Vegan Fashion Week was held in LA. The city of angels is the first among the US to ban fur products in stories. On top of this California is the first state to ban on animal-tested products (hurray!).

Vegan friendly brands

We all know how concerned Stella McCartney is with animals. Her brand is the ultimate fashion outlet for vegan fashion lovers and forms an example for many others.

It is old-fashion to think vegan fashion looks dusty. For example, take the brand ENDA. A New York based brand that gave an entire new dimension to the “Sheepless Sheerling” that they’ve launched. We’ve listed other vegan brands below. They’re definitely worth a look and a share of wallet. Let’s move on to a more sustainable fashion industry!

Some vegan brands to keep an eye on:

Stella McCartney

 

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Vaute Couture

 

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Cri de Coeur

 

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Matt & Nat

 

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Veja

 

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Enda

 

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