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London to Host First Vegan Fashion Show in Summer 2018

The vegan lifestyle magazine “Vegan Food and Living” will host London’s first vegan fashion show, called “Bare Show”, in the summer of 2018.

The fashion show will take place on August 16th 2018 in the Boiler House Room in East London, and is all about the vegan and “cruelty-free” movement. During the event, international designers will exclusively present vegan and animal-free autumn fashion. Appropriate beauty and cosmetic products such as “Rivelle” and “Exurbe Cosmetics”, the range of which is steadily increasing, will also be presented at the fashion show. In keeping with the theme, visitors will be offered a variety of purely plant-based dishes, snacks and cocktails.

“The event will certainly be an unforgettable night for those who want to expand their knowledge of the vegan clothing and beauty market with an entertaining, exciting and ethically rewarding evening,” says Vegan Food and Living on its website.

The early bird tickets – produced by John Walters and designed by Rebekah Roy – are available until July 6th for £6. Standard tickets cost £12. A VIP package is also available and costs £35, including entry to the 30-minute show, a vegan dinner from Vietnamese street food manufacturer Eat Chay, an environmentally friendly “glitter makeover” and a goodie bag of vegan and cruelty-free treats worth £50.

Both the beauty and fashion industries have been striving for a more sustainable, vegan and animal-free future for the last few months. One of the pioneers here is Stella McCartney. But even big brands are thinking ahead. Gucci, DKNY and Versace are just a few of the top designer brands that now have a vision of moving away from fur. And high-street labels such as Topshop, Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy recently announced their decision to ban the use of mohair – a substance made from the hair of the Angora goat.

Fashion magazines are also following the trend. In April, InStyle became the first magazine to ban the advertising of fur from its pages. “The trend is towards fur-free alternatives in the fashion industry,” said Laura Brown, editor-in-chief of the magazine. “And we’re proud to be a part of it.”

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