Celebs and Fashion houses ,all about Faux fur, Designs
A fur-free future is ahead of us. With Recent shifts from the largest fashion houses such as Versace and Gucci talking a new stance on their use of fur, it marks a powerful message towards their commitment to animal rights
Versace has a long history of using fur in its collections, as the luxury label is known for its glamorous and extravagant fur coats and fur trimmed garments. In a recent interview with The Economist’s 1843 magazine, Donatella Versace pronounced that furs would no longer be used. ” Fur? i am out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right.”
When Gucci’s fur lined loafers hit the market, they were one of the hottest footwear items of 2017. It came as a big surprise that by year-end, Gucci committed to go fur free for its Spring/ Summer 2018 collections.
Chief Executive and president Marco Bizzarri told Business of Fashion Magazone ” Do you think using furs today is still modern? I don’t think it’s still modern and that’s the reason why we decided not to do that. It’s a little bit out dated.”
In 2017, Michel Kors and Jimmy Choo announced they would phase out all fur designs by December 2018.” Due to technological advances in fabrications, we now have the ability to create a luxe aesthetic using non animal fur,” said Kors to Business of Fashion Magazine
“I am pleased to announce that the Armani Group has made a firm commitment to abolish the use of animal fur in its collections,”Mr.Armani said back in March 2016.
“Technological progress made over the year allows us to have valid alternatives at our disposition that render the use of cruel practices unnecessary as regards animals. Pursuing the positive process undertaken long ago, my company us now taking a major step ahead, reflecting our attention to the critical issues of protecting and caring for the enviornment and animals.”
Ralph Lauren dropped fur from its collections in 2006. The company said ” fur has never been an integral part of our design strategy as we had only used it on a limited basis as an accent in some collections. WE are publicly announcing this decision because the use of fur has been under review internally and we feel that the time is right to take this action.”