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2014 PETA

24-02-2014   


This year’s winners include Stella McCartney for Most Stylish Women’s Knitwear, Taeseok Kang for Most Stylish Handbag, Beyond Skin for Most Stylish Women’s Flat Shoes, Miss Selfridge for Most Stylish Women’s Outerwear, ASOS for Most Stylish Men’s Belt, Marks & Spencer for Most Stylish Men’s Knitwear, and Vivienne Westwood for Most Stylish  Men’s Outerwear.

“Everywhere I go, from designer shops to the local Topshop, I see beautiful, animal-free clothes, bags, shoes and wallets”, says Louise “As an animal lover, I was delighted to help PETA choose this year’s best cruelty-free contributions to the fashion world. All of the winners and nominees prove how easy it is to dress ethically from head to toe.”

Other retailers to take home prizes include Next, ASOS.com, New Look, Topshop and Disaster Designs. Alice Vandy – whose colourful, digitally-printed leggings, dresses and swimwear have attracted fans such as Jessie J and Kimberly Wyatt – won the title of Most Talented New Designer.

Here are our winners, as chosen by celebrity judge,  Louise Redknapp!

 Most Stylish Women’s Flat Shoes:
Beyond Skin Bessy Faux Patent Shoes (£79)

These super-cute handmade flats from vegan company Beyond Skin are kind to your feet as well as to animals and will add a delightfully feminine touch to whatever you’re wearing.

 Most Stylish Women’s High Heels:
New Look Cut Out Lace Up Shoe Boots (£24.99)

Turn heads and rise above cruelty with these striking rounded-toe stilettos – they look equally stunning worn with skinny jeans or bare legs.

 Most Stylish Men’s Shoes:
Wills Faux Suede Derby Shoes (£65)

The ultimate everyday pair, these smart shoes will go with anything and everything, allowing the compassionate modern man to step out in style, come rain or come shine.

 Most Stylish Gadget Accessory:
Ted Baker Jerro Mini iPad Case (£79)

Make sure your precious electronic items travel in style – and are easy to spot – with this fun and durable floral sleeve made from printed vinyl.

 Most Stylish Handbag:
Taeseok Kang Shopping Paper Bag (£600)

Classic design meets innovative new fabrics in this spacious bag crafted from beautiful 100 per cent faux leather. It’s a wardrobe staple for any style-conscious  girl.

 Most Stylish Men’s Bag:
John Lewis Dalaman Briefcase (£59)

A must-have for any self-assured man about town, this professional-looking pleather briefcase makes the right kind of statement – it’s attractive, and no cows lost their skin to make it.

 Most Stylish Women’s Outerwear:
Miss Selfridge Collarless Neon Zip Coat (£55.30)

Transform yourself into an icon of sophistication with this chic wool-free number, which gives an up-to-date twist to a classic, clean and elegant silhouette.

 Most Stylish Men’s Outerwear:
Vivienne Westwood Printed Jacket With Neon Trim (£545)

You can’t go wrong with this cheerful urban jacket from British fashion legend Dame Vivienne – it will protect you from the elements in impeccable style.

 Most Stylish Women’s Knitwear:
Stella McCartney Jacquard Jumper (£340)

Casual yet luxurious, this irresistible pale-pink jumper leaves angora rabbits and sheep jumping for joy – and you looking pretty as a picture.

 Most Stylish Men’s Knitwear:
Marks & Spencer Cashmilon V-Neck Jumper (£15)

As easy on your wallet as it is on animals, Cashmilon is a wonderful cruelty-free alternative to cashmere that is ultra-soft and warm. This jumper is a wardrobe basic that will never let you down.

 Most Stylish Purse:
Topshop Snake Frame Purse (£16)

This handy little purse will be an asset to any handbag, and it pays tribute to the beauty of snakes while leaving them in the jungle, where they belong.

 Most Stylish Wallet:
Topman Leather Look Weave Emboss Wallet (£10)

With its “fooled you” faux-leather texture, this nifty embossed wallet from the high-street favourites fits neatly in your pocket – and is also refreshingly affordable!

 Most Stylish Women’s Belt:
Next Black and Stingray Asymmetric Keeper Jeans Belts (£8)

Glam up any outfit with these glitzy gold-buckled statement belts, which do so much more than just keep your trousers up!

 Most Stylish Men’s Belt:
ASOS Chino Belt With Map Print (£10)

Buckle up! This worn-look tan belt has old-world charm, thanks to the subtle atlas print detail on the inside – not to mention the absence of dead animal skins in its production.

 Most Talented New Designer:
Alice Vandy

Young Cornwall-based designer Alice Vandy is at the forefront of original fashion that combines exciting innovation with rock-solid ethical principles. Her collections, with their bold, exotic prints and bright colours, are often inspired by the beauty of animal skins but are guaranteed not to use them. Instead, Alice embraces figure-hugging synthetic materials and techniques such as digital printing to create vegan clothes that are always eye-catching but never cruel.

 




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