A growing number of celebrities have become vegan – in support of our flora and fauna – and it’s just so remarkable. The trend has caught on like wild-fire, and Fashion Week is biting a piece of the pie.
Did you know Los Angeles has banned the sale and manufacture of fur, so it’s possibly the most fitting venue for the first-ever Vegan Fashion Week – conceptualized by animal rights activist Emmanuelle Rienda.
“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,” Rienda told VegNews about the fashion-meets-activism project.
With an aim to end all animal exploitation methods adopted by the fashion industry, a four-day event will commence on 1 February at the California Market Centre.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Robert Lempert will grace the occasion and host a climate-centric speech inside the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles followed by a soiree. The agenda includes catwalk shoes and presentations from a list of conscious designers and an exhibition on the evolution of vegan fashion.
A lounge will be set up where vegan devotees can experiment with the vegan food specially prepared by chefs from around the world.
We sincerely hope the event continues to inspire cities around the world after VFW’s debut in LA.