Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga will no longer be using fur in their collections, it has been reported. The fashion houses – both of which are owned by Kering – have been confirmed to be fur-free in a report by The Humane Society.
Gucci was also named in the report, a house which has been fur-free since 2018. Balenciaga is also thought to have been fur-free for a few years now, but this is the first confirmation of the decision.
This news means that Saint Laurent and Brioni are now the only Kering-owned brands who still use fur, according to the Business of Fashion.
These fashion brands follow the likes of Prada, Versace and Chanel, who are among the names to have banned fur in their collections.
Meanwhile, the news comes just weeks after a number of top London designers lobbied to try and get the UK to become the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur. The initiative saw Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Erdem Moralioglu and others join together in a bid to convince Boris Johnson to force change.
“[We have a] shared belief that fashion, driven by consumers and enabled by innovation, is evolving to make animal fur obsolete, as more and more luxury fashion designers and high street retailers eliminate it from their collections,” the letter read. “The majority of UK consumers reject animal fur on ethical grounds.”
The government is yet to make a decision regarding this.
From Harper’s Bazaar UK