STYLELOGUE: VEGAN LEATHER SEPARATES

WOMEN WEARING FAUX LEATHER
WOMAN WEARING VEGAN LEATHER
woman wearing faux leather

In this April issue, we were inspire to create vegan leather looks in honor of Earth Day. The fashion industry has been the front leader of waste and harm to our mother earth. We’d like to highlight current issues and bring awareness with the use of animal skin to our readers.

First of all, the practices of leather use has serious sustainability issues. Such as, water and land overuse, deforestation, and gas emissions. 80% of the world’s animal skin are tanned, using hard toxic chemicals to keep the skins from decomposing. The waste is being released to the water and are harmful to the tannery workers. More in depth article from PETA.

However, there are many innovative options to achieve the sleek look of leather, without sacrificing animals. Such as fruit wastes, polyester, recycled plastic and cork. For those animal lovers, it’s a less guilty alternative to leather and cost fraction of the price.

The ladies and I are excited to share our looks, while being responsible consumers with a conscience mind.

woman wearing faux leather
WOMAN WEARING VEGAN LEATHER

Blazer|Bralette|Pants|Sneakers|Shades

SPORTY STREET

I mixed structure pieces and added a sporty spin to my vegan leather look, by pairing it with Nike sneakers, Neff shades (similar) and a pair of cargo pants from Topshop,

The Blank NYC double breasted jacket made in a high quality polyurethane/vicose material has a grain effect mimicking leather. Soft and supple to the touch, I was able to wear it with just a bralette (similar) underneath the jacket.

I’m usually the person wearing the most colors. But this month, I’m going with a neutral color palette with a hint of neon orange and athletic details were the right touches to take it down to an accessible and streetwear outfit.

For certain, I can probably find similar pieces in real leather. But then I’ll have to shell out at least few thousand dollars, sacrifice a bunch of cows and health of humans to makes these garments. NO THANKS!

SHOP MY LOOK:

COAT|TOP|TROUSERS|SHOES|BAG|SUNGLASSES

WEAR TO WORK

Mary’s gorgeous robin egg blue color coat is a SHOW STOPPER! Wow! You can spot it anywhere. It’s definitely a piece that’ll make heads turn. Nice to see she paired it back with neutral pieces to highlight the coat.

More on Mary’s post


WOMAN WEARING VEGAN LEATHER

SHIRT|TEE|TROUSERS|SHOES|BAG

CASUAL WEEKEND

The girl loves black, but the way Cortney styled her vegan leather shirt with white pieces, takes it forward to spring. Styling it as a shirt and a light jacket, was the right fit for the upcoming seasons. Adding the PVC waist bag keeps it casual chic for the woman on-the-go!

More on Cortney’s post

As consumers we should be aware of the harm we cause to the environment, when we purchase anything, especially fashion. Educate and understand how product is made.

When it comes down to it, it’s really simple. Supply vs. Demand. The more we buy the product, the more they manufacture. So next time you pick up a piece of clothing, read about the materials that were used, before you make the purchase.

I hope this does not come to a shock, as we’re all currently quarantine, that it’s mother nature’s pay back for not being nice to our home, planet earth. She needed a break, and so did we.

By practicing social distancing to minimize the spread of Covid-19, we were not able to take photos together. However, we’d love to continue and share monthly trends with you. To take your mind off just for a few moment, and bring you back some normalcy, when we all shared the love of FASHION.

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Keep safe and healthy!

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Disclaimer: No animals were harmed making these clothes.

XX, E.

Photography by Kinsley

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