October 10, 2019 | The second Vegan Fashion Week (VFW) kicked off at Ace Hotel of Los Angeles with an awards ceremony. We met many vegan fashion lovers from all over the world. It was such a joyful night!
Kate Nash, the winner of the Vegan Icon award, gave us an electrifying performance on stage after receiving the award. The experimental singer Vōx alsoblessed us with her majestic vocals. And vibrant calligraphy from Melissa Shade and Kenzie McClure was absolutely stunning.
Mena Suvari made an unforgettable entrance in a chic vegan leather suit from ENDA and completely charmed the red carpet at the Ace Hotel.
On stage, she had shared one of the most significant moments of her vegan journey when she was inspired to transform her veganism from diet to a lifestyle. "I walked into Little Pine with my high-end designer leather purse. ... Fashion has been something that I’ve been passionate about my entire life ... so I quickly got rid of everything [made with animal products], but then that really left me in a space of not knowing where to go and not feeling like I could find amazing alternatives that I felt were just as cool and creative as some of the designs that I’d seen. It’s been such a special thing for me to be a part of this Vegan Fashion Week. I attended last year for the first time and seeing this come to fruition, I think is so beautiful, so needed, so incredible."
Mena Suvari presented Tara Swennen, the winner of Best Vegan Stylist award
The second night of VFW opened with ENDA's runway show. Here is a sneak peek of the new collection BOTANICAL and highlights from the night!
Vegan Fashion Week founder Emmanuelle Rienda (also behind creative agency Le Frenchlab) was invited to the stage by Larry Clauson, Co-Founder ofMargaux The Agency. She expressed gratification from seeinghow far the cruelty-free movement has come in the fashion industry. VFW has made a significant mark in the history of fashion. On the other hand, there is much more to be done. We shall continue to accelerate the movement and hope toend animal suffering together.