No one missed the leather—or the fur.
At New York Fashion Week’s first all-vegan show in early February, the clothing was made from organic, recycled, and high-tech fabrics—beautiful tops, satin dresses, even winter coats. Models strutted the runway alongside rescue dogs adorned in bows. And only cruelty-free makeup and hair products were used to primp everyone involved.
“It was beautiful and amazing,” says designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, who’s behind the Vaute Couture line. “People are realizing that we can all make choices about the things we buy and wear, instead of allowing fashion magazines to choose trends for us.”
Hilgart, 30, of New York, is on a mission to bring vegan fashion into the mainstream. That’s right: Going vegan extends beyond what you put on your plate. Vaute Couture caters to people who care about where their clothes come from and how they’re made—and also love style and fashion. The company produces clothing made without any animal skins or products that have been tested on animals. In addition to fur and leather, vegan designers don’t use wool, sheepskin or lambskin, silk, or rabbit fur. READ FULL ARTICLE >>
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