For its grand debut in Los Angeles, Vegan Fashion Week had two fashion runways – one at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles and one at California Market Center in Downtown LA.
Held on February 1-4, 2019, ahead of the events for New York Fashion Week, the organizers invited like-minded designers and activists to the runway to showcase innovative, cruelty-free, and sustainable styles. Designers included: Dr. Martens, Matea Benedetti, Noemie Devime, Altiir, Bayem, Ecopel, Enda, New Rock, Mink Shoes, Mistohn, Sarah Regensburger, Chloe Trujillo, Vegan Club, WastedLA, Arsayo…
“I created a collective runway with curated designer pieces from across the globe to show vegan alternatives that are ethical, sustainable and elevated,” says Vegan Fashion Week creator Emmanuelle Rienda. “We showcased Piñatex pineapple leather, apple leather, eco-friendly faux fur by Ecopel, faux wool, cork exotic skins and more.”
“After a very successful launch, I am already planning the next vegan fashion week in one of the biggest fashion destinations of the world,” says Rienda. “I am on a mission to challenge the fashion industry at its roots until cruelty-free is the norm.”
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.
A tribute to the animals and an ode to the end of animal exploitation in all forms, Vegan Fashion Week is produced and curated by French creative director and animal rights advocate, Emmanuelle Rienda and merges fashion and activism with a deeply conscious twist.
Photos courtesy of Vegan Fashion Week