It was published
12 October 2023
Like last year, Vegan Fashion Week took place at the California Market Center in Los Angeles, celebrating the fifth anniversary of the event founded by Emmanuelle Rienda. It’s an event increasingly followed by press and celebrities, including award-winning podcaster Jay Shetty, actresses Tara Reid and Maggie Baird, not forgetting rising Hollywood star Caylee Cowan.
The event, called the “Golden Hour Fashion Show”, started with a political and emotional speech by Richa Moorjani, the actress of the Netflix series. my first timesShe is very interested in ethical and vegan fashion.
The show was then opened by Dutch designer Suzanne Harper, founder of vegan shoe brand A Perfect Jane. The show showcased a collection of elegant western-style boots made of apple fibre, made from vintage and recycled pieces, worn with clothes designed by Emmanuelle Rienda.
Then came French designer Guillaume Larquemain, whose namesake brand is available at Printemps Haussmann and Printemps de Lille in Paris, as well as in Stockholm. The designer unveiled his apple canvas bag collection and his first vegan ready-to-wear collection, inviting his first model to the parade with a bag with an integrated speaker.
“My brand was founded three years ago in France around apple canvas, with the desire to bring a more luxurious and exclusive dimension to vegan fashion and accessories,” said Guillaume Larquemain. “Everything is made in Normandy, the region where I come from, and adapted into a non-binary, timeless wardrobe, with a minimalist and elegant design, presented in apple fibre, even materials such as bamboo and wood linen.”
The latest participant of this Vegan Fashion Week, Los Angeles-based Nikki Green, once again focused on the evolution of vegan fashion in the luxury sector. Founded by Dominique Side and her longtime stylist Christian Allen, the brand featured off-the-shoulder tailored silhouettes, red carpet-ready tops, blouses and evening dresses, and sexy nylon and mesh polyester suits.
This fifth edition of Vegan Fashion Week concluded with words from Emmy Award-nominated actress Mychal-Bella Bowman that perfectly summed up the message this event conveyed.
“Vegan Fashion Week is more than a trend,” said Mychal-Bella Bowman. “This is a true beacon in this transition, guiding us towards a future of fashion where humanity and animals can co-exist in compassion and harmony. It is an exciting and constructive journey that reflects the importance we place on our choices and their consequences. Representing the power of this movement as my generation “And I feel the necessity. Ultimately, our future is shaped by our actions today. Our choices, the models we wear, the fashion culture we are raised in, all of these resonate loudly and clearly about the world we want.”
“This new edition of Vegan Fashion Week is intended to carry a more sincere and at the same time more political message,” said Emmanuelle Rienda. “By presenting these three creators from the Netherlands, France and Los Angeles, we also wanted to show that the movement is now global. And the presence of many celebrities confirms this.” Vegan Fashion Week remains an independent event and still relies on the support of sponsors and philanthropists.
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