BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 23 November '15

Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Bourgeois Boheme among winners of PETA’s Vegan Fashion Awards

Vegan leather, faux fur and mock croc are just some of the options available to fashionistas who want style without cruelty.

As style-savvy shoppers learn how easy it is to find fabrics, clothes and accessories that are kind to animals, more and more top designers and high-street retailers are meeting the demand for top-quality vegan fashion.

‘Animal-free fashion is the future’

The very best animal-free clothing and accessories have been

recognised by PETA’s third annual Vegan Fashion Awards, with Vivienne Westwood (Most Stylish Handbag), Stella McCartney (Most Stylish Women’s Wallet), Calvin Klein Jeans (Most Stylish Men’s Knitwear), Shrimps (Most Stylish Women’s Coat), Simone Rocha (Most Stylish Evening Bag) and Dr Martens (Most Stylish Men’s Boots) among the list of winners.

‘These are exciting times as compassionate consumers change the face of fashion. Animal-free fashion is the future.

‘Forward-thinking designers are experimenting with innovative, high-tech materials that are vegan and, therefore, more eco-

friendly and offering ethical consumers a vast array of cruelty-free choices – from high-street to high-end.’

Yvonne Taylor, PETA

Winners

Women’s

Bourgeois Boheme Kristen Forest Flats
Most Stylish Flats: Bourgeois Boheme Kristen Forest Flats
Beyond Skin Farah Faux Sheepskin Boots
Most Stylish Boots: Beyond Skin Farah Faux Sheepskin
NAK-Open Toe Heeled Pump
Most Stylish Heels: NAK Open Toe Heeled Pump

 

Shrimps Bobbin Coat
Most Stylish Coat: Shrimps Bobbin Coat
H&M Checked Poncho
Most Stylish Poncho: H&M Checked Poncho
Karen Millen Pleated Skirt
Most Stylish Faux Leather Item: Karen Millen Pleated Skirt
Vivienne Westwood Jungle Crocodile Bag
Most Stylish Handbag: Vivienne Westwood Jungle Crocodile Bag
Simone Rocha Velvet Tote
Most Stylish Women’s Evening Bag: Simone Rocha Velvet Tote

 

 

 

 

 

Stella McCartney Lizard Print Wallet
Most Stylish Women’s Purse: Stella McCartney Lizard Print Wallet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s

Wills City Brogues
Most Stylish Smart Shoes: Wills City Brogues
Dr Martens Vegan 1460
Most Stylish Boots: Dr Martens Vegan 1460
Noah VFA Diego Blu
Most Stylish Sneakers: Noah Diego Blu

Brave Gentleman Organic Cotton Tweed Jacket and Trousers
Most Stylish Suit: Brave Gentleman Organic Cotton Tweed Jacket and Trousers
Adolfo Dominguez McCloud Style Coat
Most Stylish Men’s Coat: Adolfo Dominguez McCloud Style Coat
Cheap Monday Biker Jacket
Most Stylish Faux Leather Item: Cheap Monday Biker Jacket

Ted Baker Honkar Satchel
Most Stylish Casual Bag: Ted Baker Honkar Satchel
Matt & Nat David Vintage Collection
Most Stylish Briefcase: Matt & Nat David Vintage Collection
River Island Fingerless Gloves
Most Stylish Gloves: River Island Fingerless Gloves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Click here for the full list of all PETA’s Vegan Fashion Award winners.

‘Leather’ from pineapple leaves

Other retailers to take home prizes include Freedom of Animals, Zara, Esprit, H&M and Ananas Anam – the company behind Piñatex, a new innovative faux leather made from pineapple leaves that’s wowing top designers.

Shelly Vella – who recently left her 14-year position as Fashion Director at Cosmopolitan, spearheading several anti-fur campaigns and implementing bans on pelts and exotic skins in photo shoots – won the Influencer Award.

Click here for more information about PETA’s Vegan Fashion Awards and to see a list of all the winners.