Versace Is The Latest Fashion Brand To Denounce Fur

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“I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion”

Versace is adding its name to the list of fashion brands moving toward positive and ethical change. Chief designer Donatella Versace has announced that her company will no longer use real animal fur in its designs.

“Fur? I’m out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right,” the designer told journalist Luke Leitch in an interviewThough Versace has been tight-lipped for the past few years on their use of fur, the announcement comes during a season of change for the brand. The label’s latest designs showcase various pieces covered in conscious statements such as “courage,” “love,” and “unity.” Versace joins the likes of GucciMichael Kors, and Tom Ford, all of whom have vowed within the past year to ban the use of real fur. 

And if you’re worried that Versace will lose any of the glitz and glam that makes the label so luxurious, don’t fret. If its most recent Fashion Week runway looks are any indication, Donatella and her team can make anything look major—even without fur.

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.