PETA has been making ways in the fashion world with their fur ban initiative and Prada being the latest to join the cause. PETA again will affect the fashion world with the announcement of Stephen F’s Men’s Fashion Week Show where models will wear Vegan Wool Suits. Proceeds from the sale of the collection, by Stephen F, will benefit PETA.
On Monday, June 3rd at 1pm models on a green catwalk erected in the Meatpacking District will show off the latest in eco-friendly, animal-free menswear on the first day of Men’s Fashion Week. The show will take place at Stephen F Flagship Store, 36 Little W. 12th St. (near the intersection with Washington Street), New York City.
Stephen F, who’s dressed celebrities like Nick Jonas, Maxwell, and Darren Criss created the new line of suits made of vegan materials like WonderFelt, which is fabricated from recycled plastic bottles. The runway show will feature top male model Alex Lundqvist (seen below in one of the new collection’s vegan wool suits) and men from Q Model Management. Produced by Kelly Cutrone and People’s Revolution, the show will feature the music of Prince, who shunned wool as well as leather and fur.
“Since there have been numerous vegan womenswear shows, I felt compelled to prove that stylish menswear can be just as animal-friendly,” Stephen F says. “The more people who learn about the cruelty behind animal-based materials, the more demand there is for vegan fashion,” adds PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews.
PETA, whose motto reads that “animals are not ours to wear” has published more than a dozen exposés of the global wool trade revealing that sheep are routinely beaten and mutilated.
The show is open to the public but you do need to RSVP here: PETAStephenF@peoplesrevolution.com.
Source: Stephen F, PETA, NYFW