The first Vegan Fashion Week is set to debut in Los Angeles

by Sora Alfatlawi

The first ever Vegan Fashion Week is set to make its mark in Los Angeles from Feb 1st to the 4th. The four-day event, organised by the founder of creative agency Le Frenchlab and animal rights activist Emmanuelle Rienda is hosting the event in hopes to explore the ethical, social and environmental issues that surround the fashion industry. “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,” Reinda told vegnews.

The timing of the event is rather fitting, as Los Angeles became the first major city to ban the manufacture and sale of fur. It has also just passed the first U.S ban on animal-tested cosmetics. A growing number of luxury brands, including Gucci, Versace and Burberry, have stopped the use of fur in their collections and in 2018, London Fashion Week became the first major fashion city to ditch fur altogether.

Vegan Fashion Week will open to a soirée inside the Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles and Nobel Peace Prize winner and climate change scientist Dr Robert Lempert will deliver a speech to guests. The event will then take place between the 2nd and 3rd of February in the California Market Centre, with a curated selection of vegan designer on the catwalk, and a vegan lounge offering cruelty-free fashion and beauty. There will also be an exhibition on the evolution of vegan fashion. Guest can also participate in panel discussions, as well as dine in Vegan food specially prepared by culinarians from around the world.

You can purchase your tickets HERE.

You can stay up to date with the schedule for Vegan Fashion week through their Instagram and their website

 

 

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