London to Host Its First Vegan and Cruelty-Free Fashion Show

London is to host its first ever vegan fashion show, Bare Fashion, this summer, organised by vegan lifestyle magazine, Vegan Food and Living.

The show, due to take place on Thursday 16th August, will be held in the Boiler House Room, east London. The event will feature one hundred percent vegan and cruelty-free clothing designs, from UK-based and international designers, for Autumn. Beauty products will also be showcased at the event, and vegan food and cocktails will be on offer to attendees.

“The event is sure to be an unmissable night for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of the vegan clothing and beauty market in a fun, exciting and ethically rewarding evening,” Vegan Food and Living states on its website.

Early bird tickets to the event, produced by John Walters and styled by Rebekah Roy, are available until July 6th and cost £8, standard tickets are priced at £12. A VIP package is also available, priced at £35, which includes entrance to the thirty-minute long show, a vegan dinner from Vietnamese street food vendor Eat Chay, an eco-friendly glitter makeover, and a goodie-bag, filled with cruelty-free and vegan treats worth £50.

Pana Chocolate, Hetty + Sam, Ethcs, and Eco Glitter Fun, are just some of the pop-up vendors set to be in attendance at the event, with many more expected to be announced over the coming months.

Both the beauty and the fashion industries have been shifting towards a more sustainable, cruelty-free, and vegan future over recent months. With designers, such as Stella McCartney, leading the way. Gucci, DKNY, and Versace are just some of the top designer brands who have now made the call to go fur-free, and high-street labels, Topshop, Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy recently declared their decision to ban Mohair, a fabric which comes from goat hair. Fashion magazines are also getting on board, with InStyle becoming the first magazine to ban the promotion of fur from its pages in April.

“The tide is turning towards fur-free alternatives in the fashion industry,” said Laura Brown, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. “And we’re proud to be a part of it. Onward!”