More and more people in the fashion industry start bringing out the topic ‘sustainable fashion’ and wanting their style to not be associated with animal slaughtering and underage labor practice in less developed countries. Vegan fur replaces the lovely mink ones that, deep at heart, many were reluctant to let go of. The grace and poise of animal fur have truly stood the test of time and become a fashion item that embraces both comfort and confidence. Do those voices who advocate for vegan fur quietly keep an underground room in their closets for mink shawls and chinchilla coats? Most likely.
At the opening of the sustainable peace boat at the glaring Pier 90 hosted by the United Nations, a series of environmentally-conscious designers were brought over to the spotlight to showcase not only their talents, but also their abilities to bring out the best of style within the gate of ‘ethical’ guidelines, which sometimes could limit the aesthetic aspects of the finished goods.
Take a look at the collections below for dyes and cottons that are less contaminative to the environment and do not produce excessive waste. As results, the colors become very soft and translucent, while the fabrics very skinny — creating a laid-back feeling to their wearers.
Below is a recycled cotton that matches the windy Autumn weather. The asymmetrical color that divides the dress makes this a must-have in every closet this season.
The vegan fur is another wow-factor that caught the attendees by awe. It is a bohemian style polka dot fringy coat that goes well with simple outfits and combats the harsh weather in the East Coast (that will happen soon).