IN THE NEWS: On DEC 18, 2017
Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo are the latest labels to announce an anti-fur stance, with both set to go fur-free next year.
John Idol, executive chief officer for Michael Kors, confirmed the news to WWD, saying the brand will be completely fur-free by December 2018. However, the change will be effective as soon as February, with the new ethos to be implemented at the label's autumn/winter '18/'19 show in New York.
Michael Kors, the chief creative officer of the namesake label, told WWD: "We now have the ability to create a luxe aesthetic using nonanimal fur." According to WWD, we will see these techniques on the runway at New York Fashion Week in February.
Jimmy Choo, which was recently acquired by Michael Kors for USD$1.35 billion, will also be adopting the fur-free policy.
Michael Kors had recently found himself at the centre of the debate, after PETA protesters shut down one of the designer's events, an 'in-conversation' style talk, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last June.
Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo join Gucci, Armani, Yoox and Net-a-Porter in the fur-free policy.