There’s been a lot of talk about ethical fashion in the industry this year, although possibly less when it comes to all out vegan brands , so while the pickings are still on the slim side, there are growing numbers of vegan and cruelty-free designers and brands popping up, giving the stylish ethical consumer more options to stay on trend.
For example, leather is set to be a hot look this coming season. Not great for those not wishing to wear dead animals – unless that is we’re talking about vegan faux leather used in the gorgeous AW19 collection by Nanushka. The collection covers all the season’s leather trends with trench coats, blouses, skirts and dresses, as well as bold leather puffa jackets. Also check Tom Fords collections, as a vegan himself, he is gradually including more fur/Leather free pieces.
In the shoe department, its all about platform heels worn with flared jeans 70’s style. If you’re vegan probably the idea of faux fur isn’t an option but if you just want a beautiful coat with texture Shrimps has got to be your go to option Hannah Weiland launches her label in 2013 and has already become a favourite fashionista brand . Stella McCartney does a fab all-vegetarian platform heeled boot with a textured rubber platform in a range of colours including blue, hazel and black.
Another up and coming brand with seriously on trend affordable 100 vegan footwear is Koi they have court shoes, sandals, Mary Janes, florals and flatform. Nanushka also have gorgeous knit and faux shearling booties in this season’s on-trend pastel colours. Another fashionista favourite that is still going strong since 2001 and has got a fab range of faux croc is Beyond Skin.
For on-trend vegan handbags try Matt & Nat which has a huge range of styles and designs that fit comfortably in with the season’s trends and are also cruelty free. Jill Milan also has gorgeous clutches and tote bags that look great and are full vegan.