London Fashion Week says no to fur
London Fashion Week is all set to become world’s first main fashion week to ditch animal fur. The organizers revealed that none of the world’s topmost designers showcasing their collection are planning to use fur at this month’s event.
Many leading fashion brands have already taken an anti-fur stance, with Gucci phasing out all fur-containing pieces in its spring-summer 2018 collection. Burberry announced it was going fur-free just in time for its new creative director’s debut at LFW this year. Versace, Armani, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Hugo Boss, Tom Ford, and Ralph Lauren have made similar commitments.
Going fur-free is not an official policy of the British Fashion Council, as its chief executive Caroline Rush says it does “not define or control the creative process of the designers” showing their collections. But some, including singer Paloma Faith, hope this will change.