After PETA Australia members took to the runway during a Melbourne Spring Fashion Week show, the show’s organizers decided to pull all fur from the remaining shows.
No doubt worried that more protests would soon follow, Fashion Week organizers directed furry Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology student designer Molly Herben to remove the rabbit fur pieces from her show before they hit the runway. Another designer, Jack Loder, who had planned to show dresses made of impala fur and leather and trimmed with exotic feathers, also pulled his designs.
”As they stormed the catwalk, I thought, ‘What does this mean for my work?”’ said Loder. ”I spoke to [Fashion Week officials] the next morning and we agreed straight away: it’s best if we just take it down.”
While members of PETA and our affiliates continue to educate the fashion industry via their own runways, you can help crush the cruel fur industry’s profits by refusing to buy or wear any fur.
Written by Michelle Kretzer