#VFW will be hitting Los Angeles from 1 February.
It seems that the fash pack have gone ethical, as Vegan Fashion Week is set to become a bonafide event on the Fashion Week calendar.
Following in the footsteps of ethical fashion designer Stella McCartney (she designed vegan Stan Smiths, you know) animal rights activist Emmanuelle Rienda has started Vegan Fashion Week – and it's set to kick things off in the city that's banned the sale and manufacture of fur, Los Angeles.
“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,” Rienda told VegNews about the fashion-meets-activism project.
Taking place from February 1 - 4, VFW will open with an event to be held in the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles, where guests will experience a climate-centric speech presented by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Robert Lempert, a fashion runway showcasing vegan designers, an exhibition of high-end designer pieces, and a timeline displaying the evolution of vegan fashion.
Guests will also have the opportunity travel to the California Market Center in LA’s Fashion District to explore special exhibits, interact with vegan brands and designers, participate in panel discussions, and dine on vegan food specially prepared by chefs from the world over.
The theme of the inaugural event is “Facing Our Time” and topics of discussion during VFW will include animal rights, social justice, circularity, technology, and intersectionality.
The week will conclude with a private fundraiser set to raise money for emerging vegan designers in their efforts to end animal exploitation in the fashion industry.
For more information and tickets, which retail from $22.85-$65.28 (€20 - €57) visit Veganfashionweek.org.