Supporters of the animal welfare organisation Peta have demonstrated outsideSomerset House in central London, protesting against the killing of animals tomake shoes and bags, at London Fashion Week. It comes as the charity claimsthat conservation experts warn that the trade in exotic skins risks fuellingthe spread of diseases like Covid-19. British brands such as Mulberry,Victoria Beckham, and Vivienne Westwood are all free from exotic skins, whilea few labels, such as Burberry, continue to use them.
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Burberry is known for always being at the cutting edge when it comes toembracing new technologies, so when the famed British brand announced it wouldbe staging a virtual show for the first time, fans were excited to find outwhat was in store. Broadcast live on the Burberry website and on streamingplatform Twitch, it showcased the spring/summer 2021 collection and marked thestart of London Fashion Week, which runs until September 22.
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