Although faux leather has existed for many years now, designers like Stella McCartney are putting an emphasis on using cruelty-free materials in the fashion industry—her latest Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection featured what she calls "Skin-Free Skin."
The newest Stella McCartney Fall collection unveiled at Paris Fashion Week featured the designer's new vegan material, which was developed as a highly realistic and luxurious-looking alternative to real leather and suede. Skin-Free Skin was used in the making of many items from the collection, including everything from faux leather pants and coats to shirts and handbags.
As Stella McCartney reflects: I am so excited that we have finally developed fabrics that look just as good as the real thing, and therefore genuinely pose a question to the industry about why anyone needs to use leather anymore."
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