A sustainable fashion week. Too good to be true? | Fashion

What do you do if you’re a designer who is trying to be more sustainable but you want to show at fashion week? For Emilie Helmstedt, a Danish designer who took part in last week’s Copenhagen fashion week, the solution for the footwear styled with her dresses came from her team who brought in their old Nike and Adidas trainers. Covering them with ribbons, beads and paint, Helmstedt decided it was better than using new versions, as she has done in the past. It also chimed with the rest of the collection – her finale look which was made from scraps of material accumulated in her studio.

Copenhagen fashion week started in 2006 with relatively low-level fanfare. Then, three years ago, Danish organisers set out a series of sustainability requirements for designers to meet in order to be allowed to show in 2023 which would set them apart from

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Copenhagen Fashion Week becomes latest European show to ban fur

Copenhagen Fashion Week has become the latest European show to ban fur, joining the likes of fashion weeks in Amsterdam, Helsinki and Oslo.

The announcement also comes on the heels of several key luxury brands such as Coach, Moncler, Gucci, and Balenciaga announcing fur-free collections, as the fashion world embraces sustainable and cruelty-free manufacturing.

In a statement to Hypebae, Thomas Pietsch, the head of Wild Animals in Entertainment and Textiles at FOUR PAWS praised the “momentum with banning fur farming” in fashion, calling it a “major turning point”.

“What we are witnessing is consumers saying en masse that they want the brands they buy from to be in favour of animal welfare,” he added.

He also called out Paris and Milan fashion weeks which “have still not decided to go fur-free”, calling the delay to join the anti-fur movement “wholly unacceptable”.

Mimi Bekhechi, PETA’s

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