For Immediate Release:
May 8, 2017
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Young designer Christina DeGaglia will have a piece from her final collection, Vegan Revolution, in FIT’s annual Future of Fashion runway show tonight.
In addition to proclaiming through bold graphics, “You Can’t Love Animals and Eat Them Too,” DeGaglia’s collection is entirely free of animal-derived materials, including leather, wool, suede, fur, angora, and exotic skins.
“No living being should be electrocuted and skinned for a frivolous furry pom-pom keychain or a bit of trim on a jacket,” says DeGaglia. “Today’s market is flooded with chic animal-friendly fabrics, from supple vegan leather to soft wool-free knits. I feel it’s my responsibility to use the design skills I gained at FIT to move the fashion industry in a more sustainable, compassionate direction.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—looks forward to seeing DeGaglia make a splash in the fashion industry for years to come.