Vegan Fashion Week: “Fashion is Activism”
April 02-04, 2020
After its global success, Vegan Fashion Week returns to Los Angeles for its third edition in April 2020. Vegan Fashion Week has proven to be a historic event and is the leading ethical fashion movement in the world. This season’s theme, “Fashion is Activism” explored the challenges surrounding ecological and climate change through the lenses of fashion, creativity, ethics, ecology, science, technology, and legal practices.
“The relationship between fashion, factory farming, and climate change cannot be ignored. Vegan sustainable fashion is the ultimate answer to climate change and waste pollution. I created an inclusive and collaborative movement dedicated to redesigning the industry and the consumers’ daily habits” says Vegan Fashion Week creator and animal rights activist, Emmanuelle Rienda. Vegan Fashion Week is the leading destination for ethical fashion globally and a creative ode to the end of animal exploitation and a celebration of human evolution.
The Vegan World is combining the worlds of fashion, beauty, food, tech, activism, music, art and performance. This platform provides an immersive showcasing environment for our audience to discover and connect with new brands and collaborations within the creative industries. The Designer Showroom is part of the Vegan World and showcases a curated selection of innovative vegan brands, encompassing ready-to-wear, accessories and beauty collections. The showrooms provide a key opportunity for the public, press and buyers to meet the designers.
Vegan Fashion Week is an incredible movement produced and curated by creative director and animal rights advocate, Emmanuelle Rienda. In conjunction with the Los Angeles Night of Ideas, the Museum of Natural History activated its galleries, diorama halls, theater and public spaces throughout the museum, inside and out. Highlights of the event included a talk by the climate scientist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Robert Lempert and our vegan fashion show, to coincide with the opening of Vegan Fashion Week. Last year’s theme, “Facing Our Time“, explored the challenges we are facing around ecological and climate change through the lenses of science, nature, and art.
Vegan Fashion Week revealed from the start its highly anticipated list of designers in exclusivity to attendees during its grand debut with a “vegan world” and a fashion runway at the California Market Center in the heart of the fashion district, in Downtown LA. Ahead of the events for New York, Paris, Milan and London Fashion Week, Vegan Fashion Week invited like-minded designers and activists to the runway to showcase innovative, cruelty-free, and sustainable styles. Vegan Makeup was provided by Kat Von D Beauty and Vegan Hair Products by Giovanni Cosmetics. In attendance at the California Market Center were notable vegan enthusiasts including Moby, Mena Suvari and Harley Quinn Smith among press and influencers. Designers included: Dr. Martens, Kat Von D Beauty, Matea Benedetti, Noémie Devime, Altiir, Bayem, Ecopel, Piñatex, Enda, New Rock, Mistohn, Sarah Regensburger, Chloé Trujillo, Vegan Club, WastedLA.