San Francisco's Board of Supervisors hope that the city's anti-fur ban will be copies by other cities and countries.
Versace is to join a growing list of design houses that have announced the ban of fur in future collections. In an interview for The Economist's 1843 magazine, Donatella Versace, the brand's vice president and chief designer said, “Fur? At the time of writing, Versace hasn't released an official brand statement confirming the news, but the International Humane Society wasted no time in circulating its joy at her comments.
PETA's long-running "I'd rather go naked…" campaign now includes the "X-Files" actress. A new ad featuring her coincides with New York Fashion Week.
Norway introduced a total ban on fur farming Sunday, a statement by the Norwegian animal rights organization NOAH said. Norway has nearly 300 fur farms, which produce fur from 700,000 minks and 110,000 foxes every year, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) added. Norway introduced a total ban on fur farming this weekend, according to a statement released by the Norwegian animal rights organization NOAH. Camilla Björkbom, chairman of the Animal Society Right, said the decision sends a strong message to other countries. The statement was originally written in Swedish and was translated into English by the animal rights publication Veggie Athletic.
Rocio Oliva, the 27-year-old girlfriend of retired Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona, is under fire on social media after wearing a lynx fur coat to the World Cup Draw in Moscow on Friday.
Hold onto your fur-lined Gucci loafers (if you're still wearing those): The maximalist, Italian luxury label headed up by Alessandro Michele is the latest company to announce a commitment to going fur-free.Gucci CEO Marco Bizarri made the announcement during the 2017 Kering Talk at The London ...
On Saturday, at the New York Fashion Week presentation for Olivia Palermo's newest collaboration with Banana Republic, several anti-fur protestors crashed the storefront event, overshadowing what's easily the best collection from the two design camps yet. As the models — followed by Palermo — strutted out of the store's flagship location and took their places upon a tall structure situated right in the middle of New York's bustling Fifth Avenue, a handful of protestors and activists from Animal Defenders International charged the podium, aggressively knocking down practically every model in their path, and yelling things like "Olivia Palermo, how do you sleep at night knowing you're killing animals? As models struggled to stay on their feet atop the podium, some of them falling down, security guards could be seen wrestling the agitators off the stage.
Rihanna is known for never shying away from controversial fashions. She was true to form at the star-studded Christian Dior Cruise 2018 runway show Thursday.
Melania Trump owns a closet full of fur clothing, but she’s made a new style decision — and former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson may have something to do with it. FLOTUS Melania Trump stopped wearing fur, possibly due to a gift from Pamela Anderson. “Dear Pamela,” the handwritten letter on White House stationery read.
After voicing consistent public objection to the fur-trapping and down-harvesting practices of Canada Goose — the decades-old company whose $900 hooded parkas reached peak popularity this year — animal-rights activist group PETA plans to take a different tack towards policy change: by becoming a Canada Goose company shareholder on Thursday, on the company’s first day of its initial public offering. “We will be buying around $4,000 worth of shares so that we can attend and speak at the company’s annual meetings and submit shareholder resolutions asking for policy changes,” a PETA spokesperson has exclusively shared with Yahoo Style. For some time now, PETA has spoken out against Canada Goose’s “ethical” fur and down claims — producing fact sheets taking the company’s stances to task, staging several protests outside of the company’s Toronto headquarters and New York City flagship store, issuing an action alert to contact CEO Dani Reiss, and producing a (very disturbing) video of a coyote stuck in a leg trap and being shot that has since gone viral.
Parsons School of Design is done with fur. A top fashion school, Parsons School of Design in New York City, has cut ties with fur companies, opting instead to focus efforts on teaching “alternative methods to using animal products,” Yahoo Style has exclusively learned. To that end, Parsons has ended a nearly 15-year partnership with Finland-based Saga Furs, through which it had promoted career opportunities and fur-industry information, and is no longer continuing sponsorships with other companies in the industry.
While many celebs and normal folks alike still unapologetically wear real fur (hello, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Melania Trump, etc…), a not-so-quiet takeover has also been underway — one led by folks who eschew the real thing for cruelty-free versions, whether on the red carpet or the streets. “I think what’s happened is fake fur has become so sophisticated and so popular that it’s impossible to tell whether someone is wearing real or fake fur,” Dan Mathews, PETA’s senior vice president of campaigns and the creative force behind its “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ads, tells Yahoo Style.
A balmy January hasn’t stopped New Yorkers and the city’s visitors from waddling around in $900 Canada Goose parkas, which are at first glance indistinguishable from other parkas if not for a circular red, white, and blue patch on the arm. While Canada Goose isn’t a new company (it was founded in 1957), it is fast-approaching peak popularity. Google Trends shows that searches for “Canada Goose coats” reached an all-time high in mid-December. Filmmakers and actors wear them on movie sets, and Canada Goose is a high-profile sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival (and until recently, was a sponsor of the Berlin Film Festival).
Justin Bieber recently stepped out in a giant coyote-fur coat in L.A. — when it was 61 degrees. His was real, while some other celebrity men opt for fake fur.
Where to donate used clothing? Here's a list of our faves, including Coats for Cubs, which takes real fur clothing and uses it to comfort orphaned baby animals.
Giorgio Armani will stop using fur in all his products since technological progress means there is no longer any justification for cruelty to animals, tfrhe renowned Italian fashion designer said on Tuesday. Starting with the fall-winter 2016 season, there will be no fur in any collections produced by the entire Armani Group, which includes catwalk labels Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani, AJ Armani Jeans and homeware brand Armani Casa. Joh Vinding, chairman of the Fur Free Alliance, said the announcement by a man who has set clothing trends for decades was proof that “compassion and innovation are the future of fashion.” British designer Stella McCartney has long followed a “vegetarian” philosophy, shunning fur, leather and feathers.
At Prada, The Revenant-inspired fur sleeves. Photo: Getty Images We can kind of blame Leo. In the same week his fur-seamed trapper in The Revenant won an Oscar, fur has poofed onto the Milan runways—we counted over 100 pieces from the past week’s collections. From MaxMara’s striped fuzzy jackets to Tod’s raccoon charms, the Milan catwalks have become their own kind of petting zoo.
Ten years ago the Rodarte sisters, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, flew from their native California to New York with a handful of dresses they’d made themselves (without any professional training), and showed them on the first Friday of Fashion Week, in the most unpopular time slot of 9 p.m. The dresses were delicate and subdued and impressed the small audience that got a glimpse of the pieces that fateful night. Perhaps to celebrate their 10th anniversary, Kate and Laura delivered a beautiful collection that seemed to encapsulate all their ethereal fantasies while still being grounded in reality, i.e., marketable clothes.
Pamela Paquin’s source for fashion is either “tres chic” or will make you shriek. She creates neck muffs, leg warmers, hats, purses and more from roadkill, or “accidental fur,” as she prefers to call it.