Vegan Fashion Week returned to Los Angeles last week, pushing an agenda of deep care through the poignant theme of Fashion is Activism.
Coinciding with L.A. Fashion Week, round two explored environmental challenges faced through the lens of fashion, creativity and ethics, and showcased fashion alternatives for compassionate consumers.
Grazia reported the news in February of the first completely Vegan Fashion Week, the brainchild of animal rights activist and stylist Emmanuelle Rienda. It ran over four days at the California Market Centre and showcased a range of pieces made without the use of animal products, as well as hosting panel talks to help educate shoppers and industry professionals on the relationship between fashion and animal rights.
This time, the focus was on vegan fashion’s positive impact on the environment and waste pollution. As Emmanuelle expands, “The relationship between fashion, factory farming and climate change cannot be ignored. I created an inclusive and collaborative movement dedicated to redesigning the industry and the consumers’ daily habits.”
The first day kicked off on 10th October with an awards night and fundraiser, which saw vegan British singer Kate Nash perform. In addition, runway shows supported designers willing to stand up for animals and the abuse routinely enacted against them, and the very first vegan fashion trade show, Vegan World, was held on the 14th-15th October.
Fur isn’t fashion, so Grazia fully supports seeing so much green on the runway – and we don’t mean the colour.