LA Does Very LA Thing, Holds First Ever Vegan Fashion Week
The fashion world has been on a serious health kick lately, with numerous houses officially declaring that fur and exotic skins are out, as well as labels like Thom Browne and Molly Goddard (both above) doing literal salad dressing for SS19. Los Angeles has also had a big bump in the industry, with Rodarte deciding to head back to the city for AW19, following designers like Hedi Slimane, Jeremy Scott and of course, Maria Grazia Chiuri, who took over Calabasas for Dior Cruise 18. So, apart from the obvious reasons, it makes total sense that the city has decided to launch the first ever Vegan Fashion Week on February 1.
“I want to ignite conversations and debates within the industry by educating, elevating, and drawing connections between our most important values: our respect for human life, animal rights, and the environment,” said VFW founder Emmanuelle Rienda.
Running through February 4, the event will bring together vegan friendly designers and host discussions about animal rights, social justice, technology and intersectionality. The inaugural theme will be “Facing Our Time.”
In hopes of maintaining an all vegan environment, the event will also be handing out goodie bags featuring vegan beauty products, accessories, food and more. And if all goes to plain, Rienda hopes to bring Vegan Fashion Week to cities all around the world.
Image: @thombrowneny, @mollygoddard, @veganfashionweek