The Vegetarian & Vegan Fashion Diet
No animals were harmed in the making of the following piece. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.*
*But you don’t have to be either of those things to appreciate what we’re talking about
The Vegan Society states that the number of vegans in the UK has risen by 350% in the last ten years, explaining that eight million human lives could be saved and two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions would reduce by 2050 if everyone across the globe opted for a plant-based diet. As the world becomes more eco-conscious, it’s only natural that we'd begin to look at turning our wardrobes vegetarian too.
Reducing your silk, wool, down, hide and cashmere intake and adding faux variations into your daily repertoires will have a positive impact on the planet. We’re not talking about a complete closet overhaul necessarily, but every small change is a move in the right direction… and with our collections of conscious, vegetarian and vegan-friendly fashion, our edit will offer you style and support every step of the way.
The lifelong vegetarian is at the forefront of the sustainability movement, changing the future of fashion by proving that you don’t need to use leather and fur to make ultra-luxe pieces. She’s striving to protect animals and endangered, ancient forests by challenging and pushing the boundaries of innovation, using cutting-edge technology to reduce her impact on the environment.
Pledge your allegiance to vegetarianism, or at least show your appreciation with her organic cotton Slogan Print Tee. Layer up with the vegetarian fur-free-fur Bomber Jacket for when temperatures drop (which looks so realistic you won’t believe it’s faux!). That goes for the vegan leather too; her sustainable bags will carry you away… The Falabella Shoulder Bag and Belt Bag are a good place to start.
Since 2019, designer Myungshin Lee’s brand has been designing wearable must-haves from Seoul for the sophisticated yet playful woman. Part of our “Next Gen designers to watch” list, Low Classic is one of the South Korean brands we continue to be really excited about.
Aiming to evoke the ‘Asian Traveller’, Low Classic offers effortlessly cool, utilitarian pieces with sleek silhouettes, and they’ve reimagined this aesthetic in vegan faux leather; see the Cargo Trousers and Apron Front Shirt Dress. So now you can take your style up a notch with a clear conscience.
Sustainability is a matter close to Nanushka founder Sandra Sandor’s heart. The Budapest-based fashion powerhouse is grounded in a deep consideration for manufacturing processes to preserve the environment for future generations (David Attenborough would be as proud as we are). Her collections showcase that going sustainable doesn’t have to mean a compromise on quality.
Nanushka’s use of alternative fabrications that don’t cause harm to animals (or their environment) has attracted an ever-growing, loyal fan base; so if you want these coveted, versatile styles then you better hurry before someone else gets there first. Add vegan Alisa, Sharma, Lynne and Sils to the top of your wish list right now.
This Next Gen design collective is a contemporary force to be reckoned with. So much so that our team worked alongside the Georgian, emerging need-to-knows to create the MATÉRIEL x Browns collection which holds a variety of different vegan leather pieces.
If you’re feeling an all-over vegan leather look, pair the Exclusive Button-Down Shirt with the Exclusive High-Waisted Wide Leg Trousers. Or if your go-to palette is black (and more black) then the Lace Up Top is the one for you. Let the badass within you shine by channelling your inner Trinity from The Matrix in the sleek Belted Coat.
Regina’s biggest qualm about the fashion industry is the impact it has on the environment, so her mission is to create designs that are as sustainable as possible (fellow eco-warriors, rejoice!).
Taking pride in the high quality of the garments that their brainchild produces, Rare Market’s owners Dami Kwon and Jessica Jung named their Seoul concept shop We11done - so you know what you’re getting before you even start browsing.
Equal parts comfortable and chic, their Faux Oversized Coat is a perfect example of how good vegan fur can look. There are no fashion faux pas to be had here.
Date: 27th August 2019
Category: Designer Focus