Fur Free at Fashion Week
It’s that time of year again, memorable outfits, a congregation of celebrities and everyone strutting their stuff. No, not Strictly Come Dancing, it’s London Fashion Week! From 14th – 18th September we will see some of the world’s most renowned fashion houses showcasing their latest collections around the runways in London and the hot topic this time is that it will be a fur free affair.
In fact, this London Fashion Week marks the first time in its history that all of the designers contributing their clothes to the catwalk will be showcasing fur free collections, an occasion truly worth celebrating if you ask me. This news has been more than welcomed by designer, Stella McCartney, who says: ‘Hearing about the fur-free fashion week fills me with hope that fashion can be cruelty-free and reminds me that the city of London in still punk rock and has its finger on the future of fashion - This is what the next generation demand and London has heard it loud and clear.’
Fur in fashion has always been a controversial topic, to say the least, but things in this area have really been heating up recently after the shocking broadcast about what happens behind the scenes at Burberry: At the end of every season, it was revealed that this British fashion house burned all of its unsold goods. According to these recent updates, Burberry has obliterated approximately £90 million of its unsold goods jaw drops. However, the ethics surrounding fashion are steadily on the turn and Burberry has also jumped on the bandwagon and has vowed to put an end to using real animal fur and stick to the faux stuff.