Another Luxury Fashion Giant Bans Fur

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint Laurent

Fur-free is the future of fashion and many large luxury fashion houses are stopping use before the new year. However, French fashion house Saint Laurent has stated (from its parent company Kering) the brand will stop designing clothes using fur from next year.

Another label under the Kering umbrella, Brioni, also said it would be fur-free by Autumn 2022. Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault said the world "has changed". These two labels are the last of Kering's to ban the use of fur.

For decades PETA has longed for fashion houses to ban the use of fur. In a recent statement PETA added: "No designer with any sense will touch it. Any fashion house still selling it in 2021 is an embarrassment."

"When it comes to animal welfare, our Group has always demonstrated its willingness to improve practices within its own supply chain and the luxury sector in general," Pinault explained. "The time has now come to take a further step forward by ending the use of fur in all our collections. The world has changed, along with our clients, and luxury naturally needs to adapt to that."