Article on DAZED 1/8/19
Make sure to turnip on February 1
While it isn’t one of the fashion capitals, Los Angeles should certainly get the (unofficial) title of most forward-thinking fashion destination. After being the first city to completely ban the sale and manufacture of fur, it has been announced that it will play host to the very first Vegan Fashion Week. That’s right, VFW will take place in LA from February 1-4.
“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 founder and animal rights activist Emmanuelle Rienda on why she wanted to start the event.
Not just an opportunity for animal-free designers to debut their clothing on the catwalk, the event also promises to offer access to a vegan lounge that will include cruelty-free fashion, food, and beauty treatments for those attending. For those interested in visiting the first ever VFW, visit the event’s website for more details.