The latest designers to jump onto the sustainability bandwagon are Elie Saab and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Elie Saab, whose Fall/Winter 19 collection was inspired by China, championed environmentalism by foregoing the traditional programme notes, which are often several pages long and end up immediately discarded after the show. Instead, there was a single notecard with a barcode on it, that, when scanned, displayed the programme notes in a browser that updated as the show progressed - technology has never been more fashionable (or has fashion never been this technical?)
Gaultier, similar to several other designers, has announced that his new ethos includes fur-free lines. The designer has denounced fur-cultivating practices in the past, saying that it was cruel. The maison's Fall/Winter 19 show instead featured feathers, fashioned to mimic fur. Interestingly, Gaultier did add that this wasn't the end of fur, and that he would go back to using fur, provided that it was obtained in a cruelty-free way. Never say never, hmm?