NYC Vegan Fashion’s Night Out
(New York) Special contribution by New York Editor Laurel Moll of Laurel on Health Food
For this year’s Fashion Night Out in NYC I decided to choose one event to avoid the crowds and be able to relax and enjoy it. As a healthy food and eco-friendly enthusiast, I was very intrigued by the Vegan Fashion’s Night Out event that was being held at the vegan shoe store called MooShoes in the Lower East Side. With loads of local vegan fashion and food on display, I knew this was the event for me. Here’s a summary of my favorite fashion on display that night.
- Love is Mighty — Made by tribal artisans in rural villages in India, the Love is Mighty shoe and bag line is equally beautiful and fashion-forward. I absolutely fell in love with the versatile Rani (vintage Jat tribal embroidered) and Koel (copper wire embroidered) ballerina flats from the 2012 collection and have plans to get my hands on a pair before the year is up. Aren’t they gorgeous?
- Cri de Coeur — This “style conscious with a conscience” company has already found success with their handbag and shoe line, and now they’re venturing into jewelry. I loved this black onyx statement ring. It’s one of those go-with-everything rings that anyone would love to have in their jewelry box.
- Brave Gentleman — These high-end neckties come in stripes, plaid, and subtle polka-dots for the gentleman who loves to rock a sophisticated style.
- Vaute Couture — This soft and super-warm vegan coat company has a beautiful new line for this winter, including a short motorcycle styled jacket called Wings that comes in grey vegan wool with gold and black zipper details.
- Reneu — I loved these casual memory-foam lined flats so much that I went home and bought a pair online. I can’t imagine why someone hasn’t thought to line shoes with squishy memory foam until now, but I hope it’s a new trend I see more often. So comfy!
- CrystalynKae — I thought this drawstring bucket bag and clutch were beautiful. The basic black and brown and an easy sell for versatility, but the vintage textile fabric that peeks out of pleats on the front of the bags make them special.
What a great event! The creative and colorful clothing and accessories coming out of vegan fashion designers is exciting! I wonder which of these companies will make it go mainstream first. If you’re a foodie like me, check out my vegan food roundup from the Vegan Fashion’s Night Out event over on my blog, Laurel on Health Food.
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