Vegan Fashion’s Night Out in NYC While thousands of fashionistas were swarming the streets of New York City for the 3rd annual Fashion’s Night Out last week, with popular destinations like the Kardashian’s store Dash in Soho, Bloomingdales on Upper East Side, or chi chi boutiques in the meat-packing district, vegan style mavens spent the evening in the chill Lower East Side at NYC’s only all vegan shoe and accessories store Moo Shoes.
Moo Shoes’ Fashion’s Night Out celebration featured hot vegan clothing and accessories designers including Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of Vaute Couture, Gina Ferraraccio and Julie Dicterow of Cri De Coeur, and representing men’s vegan fashion Joshua Katcher, a.k.a. The Discerning Brute with his line Brave Gentle Man. Of course no vegan event would be complete without some vegan fare. There was vegan wine from The Vegan Vine, vegan s’mores from Sweet & Sara’s and little mini cakes from Sherry’s Short Cakes.
So what’s not vegan when it comes to clothing and apparel? Leather, fur, wool, feathers, and silk to name a few.
When most people think of vegan clothing, shoes or handbags, they think hemp, plastic and fugly fabics. Yet many vegan designers today are turning out stunningly gorgeous work and using innovation to create eco-friendly, cruelty-free materials out of things like recycled TV sets and the string from the soybean pod. With this ingenuity, they’ve managed to achieve functional and aesthetically beautiful products that any fashionista or style-conscious guy would be proud to wear. V
Vegan Fashion’s Night Out at Moo Shoes was a glorious celebration of vegan style, food and fashion.
Sharon is a vegan lifestyle advocate who shares tons of vegan information on her website, BigCityVegan.com. You can get vegan recipes and shop vegan fashion including Cri de Coeur shoes and Big Buddha Handbags.