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Rihanna has been honored with a fashion award for her new vegan leather clothing line.
The pop star and make-up entrepreneur launched the new capsule collection under her fashion line Fenty earlier this month. It features a range of items including an oversized shirt, hoodie, and corset skirt, and was described as ‘ultra-chic’, by Vogue.
Now vegan charity PETA has awarded Rihanna with a Compassion in Fashion Award in recognition of the range’s animal-free credentials.
‘Finest faux leather’
According to the brand: “Our design team is constantly on the lookout for innovative new materials and ways to create, from traveling to Japan to research the art of denim to sourcing the finest faux leather.
“Inspired by utility wear and uniforms as proud markers of identity and articulated in the striking silhouettes and block color palette.
“This toughness is contrasted by the soft, rippling faux leather and casual tailoring on hoodies and oversized shirts, giving the relaxed FENTY feel – a new-luxury uniform.”
“Rihanna should take a bow for this stunning animal-friendly collection,” PETA Director, Elisa Allen, said.
“With her new vegan collection, Rihanna shows how easy it is to create a killer look that no animal had to die for.”
The charity adds that Rihanna joins a long of list of stars who’ve used vegan materials in their fashion collections, including Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton, Rooney Mara, RZA, and Jessica Simpson.