Logos Of High Fashion Brands
CAIRO – 23 July 2017: Animals are the victim when it comes to high fashion. Some designer brands use animal fur and leather in their designs to produce expensive fashionable products. They are produced with disregard to animal rights. Around one billion rabbits and 50 million other animals such as foxes, seals, mink, and dogs are abused. These animals are raised on fur farms or trapped in the wild to be killed for their pelts, according to Last Chance for Animals. Plus, fur farms keep animals in such poor conditions that can have a profound impact on their health; for example a recent statement from Last Chance for Animals notes that roughly 30 percent of minks raised on farms in Utah (United States) carry Aleutian disease and since there is no cure approximately 20 percent of the herds die annually.
Here are some designer brands that use animal fur and leather in their products according to Humane Society International Australia.
1. Alexander Wang
The fashion house of Alexander Wang was established in 2005, he was born on December 26, 1983. At the age of 15, he first showcased his designs at his brother’s 1999 wedding. In 2002 he enrolled at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. He would go on to work with fashion greats such as Marc Jacobs, Derek lam, Teen Vogue & Vogue. He abandoned his studies in 2004 to concentrate on his designs and launching his own fashion house.
Joseph Altuzzara launched in 2008. Altuzzarra is luxury women’s wear.
3. Arthur Galan
AG men’s wear was launched in1998 by Arthur Galan. His women wear was launched in 2006.
Thomas Burberry invented waterproof and hardwearing fabric in 1879. Thomas was born on August 27, 1835 and passed away on April 4, 1926. In 1857, Burberry opened his own small clothing outfitters in Basingstoke (United Kingdom), according to History House. He retired from his clothing empire in 1917and his company would become publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange in 1920.
5. Christian Dior
The House of Dior was founded on December 16, 1946. Christian would debut his first spring collection the following year. The French designer was born on January 21, 1905 and passed away on October 23, 1957. He studied political science in college; shortly after he graduated he opened a small gallery. Due to his business failing, he closed the gallery in 1935. Afterwards he started selling his fashion sketches and designs. A couple of years later he was hired as an assistant designer for Paris couturier Robert Piquet; his training with Piquet would ultimately be the start of his fashion career.
Italian couple Edoardo and Adele Fendi founded the Fendi fashion house in 1925. Fendi was known for being the first handbags and fur workshop in Rome. Karl Lagerfeld joined the house in 1965 and since has helped Fendi grow into the powerhouse of fashion it is today.
Guccio Gucci started selling leather bags to horsemen in the 1920’s. As his clientele developed, his style would evolve into the luxury brand it is known today.
8. Louis Vuitton
He was born on August 4, 1821. His fashion empire was found in 1854. He built the largest collection of fashionable traveling products in the world.
9. Marc Jacobs
The American designer was born on April 9, 1963. In 1994 his international company launched. He became a sensational designer and his brand became appealing. According to Vogue, he became the youngest designer to receive the CFDA's Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent.
Clemente Ludovico Garavani was born on May 11, 1932. He opened a fashion house in Rome in 1959. Even thoughhe sold the company in 1998, he remained actively involved in the company.
11. Yves Saint Laurent
Pierre Berge and Yves Saint Laurent started this French-based fashion house in 1961. Laurent was born on August 1, 1936 and he passed away on June 1, 2008. He had a great impact on the fashion industry through beauty and clothes.