Meet the brands that are coming to LA for the Vegan Fashion Week 2021.
The Vegan Fashion Week is a showcase of designers who recognize the importance of sustainability and ethics within the fashion industry. Fast fashion continues to grip the industry and Instagram feeds, so sustainable fashion needs to rise up. So, this year’s Vegan Fashion Week is a call to action for the wider fashion industry, to adopt an all-encompassing approach to sustainability.
According to Emmanuelle Rienda, founder and director of the event, “Vegan Fashion Week is a snapshot of this buzzing unleashed creativity, waiting for the right platform to exist. We represent the voice of a generation that is tired of being greenwashed or fed elitist narratives.”
Designers from across the globe will be featured in this event, including South Korea’s Vegan Tiger and Buenos Aires-based Romina Cardillo and her brand Nous Etudions. LA’s Fan All Flames will present their new collection and local artist Parker Day will be presenting her first fashion brand, Pure Void.
But this event is not only about fashion and sustainability, it’s also about celebrating the great strides taken by designers who have chosen to create clothes that are free from animal cruelty and exploitation. This event works also as a marketing move for sustainable companies that otherwise can’t show the world their incredible work, which may not otherwise get their recognition.
Casey Dworkin, the Founder of sustainable footwear brand Sylven New York, explains that “When we first launched back in 2017, the material landscape was so different, and the types of vegan materials that met my sustainability requirement just didn’t exist yet. But now four years later, we are able to source incredible materials like our signature apple leather made from organic apple food waste, linings made from wheat and corn, and insoles made from coconut husks.”