Forget New York and Paris, now there are more niche fashion weeks filling up our schedules with Vegan Fashion Week being the latest to come across our style radar.
The four-day event is the first of it’s kind and will take place in the heart of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles next month – the city already taken a historic step by banning the production and sale of fur.
Brainchild of animal rights advocate, Emmanuelle Rienda, the event will kick off on February 1 and is ‘an experience where fashion meets activism with a deeply conscious twist.’ The website states that Vegan Fashion Week is:
“Designed to empower conscious brands and humans globally with an elevated platform for achievement, inspiration, and discovery. This is a tribute to the animals and an ode to the end of animal exploitation in all forms.”
There has been a significant shift on the fashion landscape towards sustainability with brands like Versace, Chanel and Gucci banning the use of fur in their collections, while Burberry have vowed to stop destroying unsold goods.
VFW aims to educate the wider public about conscious fashion through shows and presentation, but you can also hang out at the vegan lounge offering cruelty-free fashion, beauty, food and innovative alternatives sourced globally.