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Burberry, Balenciaga and Nanushka honoured in 2022 PETA Fashion Awards

By Rachel Douglass


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Sarah Regensburger LFW. Image: PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has announced the winners of its 2022 Fashion Awards, created to recognise those in the industry making animal-friendly efforts.

British fashion house Burberry was selected for the Best Luxury Moment after it made the decision to ban exotic skins, while Copenhagen Fashion Week’s fur-free announcement won Best Catwalk Moment.

Luxury brand Balenciaga was the recipient of the Best Luxury Product award for its vegan coat made from plant-based leather Ephea.

Footwear brand LØCI nabbed Best Vegan Shoes, while Nanushka received Best Vegan Material for its vegan leather Okobor.

Balenciaga Ephea Vegan Coat AW22. Image: PETA

Ultimately, the winner of the Designer of the Year award was revealed to be Sarah Regensburger, the designer behind London Fashion Week’s fully vegan catwalk.

H&M, however, was named Villain of the Year, after it went back on its bans on cashmere and mohair.

Other winners included Frida Rome for Best Vegan Bags, Ecopel’s hemp-based Cannaba for Best Vegan Wool, Pilgrim for Best Menswear and Rebecca Cappelli, who was honoured with the Changemaker of the Year award for her documentary Slay.

In a release, PETA’s vice president of UK programmes and operations, Elisa Allen, said: “The vegan fashion revolution is truly here – from fur-free catwalks to luxury fashion made with plants.

“With our Fashion Awards, PETA is celebrating the progressive brands dedicated to making a change for animals and the planet.”

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