With the mantra “Fashion meets activism in a four-day experiential tribute to animals,” Vegan Fashion Week debuts in Los Angeles on February 1, 2019.
Produced and curated by French creative director and animal rights advocate, Emmanuelle Rienda, the four-day event will be a tribute to the animals and an ode to the end of animal exploitation in all forms.
This unprecedented Vegan Fashion Week will launch with an exclusive opening soirée and tribute at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, bringing fashion and activism together with a deeply conscious twist. In conjunction with the Los Angeles Night of Ideas, the Museum of Natural History will activate its galleries, diorama halls, theater and public spaces throughout the museum.
Highlights of the event will include a talk by climate scientist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Robert Lempert, a vegan fashion runway showcasing vegan designers, a vegan capsule of high-end designer pieces, and a timeline displaying the evolution of vegan fashion and the brands committed to embracing cruelty-free practices.
This year’s theme will be “Facing Our Time” and will explore the challenges faced around ecological and climate change through the lenses of science, nature, and art.
“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,” says Vegan Fashion Week creator Emmanuelle Rienda.
After receiving acclaim for multiple events during LA Fashion Week, Emmanuelle Rienda, with the support of PETA and Fashion Revolution, released the first edition of the Future of Fashion conferences through her Los Angeles-based creative agency LE FRENCHLAB, centered around ethical and smart fashion.
This not only ignited Rienda’s passion to change the future of fashion on a grander scale but earned her the recognition and praise of the French Consulate.
“Fashion has always been an essential part of France’s cultural life and society, and French designers are recognized worldwide for their skills and artistry in the domains of haute-couture and prêt-à-porter,” says Director of the Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Los Angeles Séverine Madinier.
“The French Cultural Services give their best recommendation to LE FRENCHLAB and wish Emmanuelle Rienda, head of this promising agency, success in her endeavors.”
Vegan Fashion Week is dedicated to elevating ethical fashion globally. This four-day event is designed to empower conscious brands and humans with an elevated platform for achievement, inspiration, and discovery.
To learn more about Vegan Fashion Week and to purchase tickets, visit www.veganfashionweek.org.