Vegan fashion eyes pineapple leaves and orange fibre

Outfits on show at the Vegan Fashion Week at the California Market Centre last week.
Outfits on show at the Vegan Fashion Week at the California Market Centre last week.PHOTO: NYTIMES

LOS ANGELES • Mena Suvari, the actress known for both American Woman (2018) and American Beauty (1999), was in the front row at last week's first Vegan Fashion Week (VFW) at the California Market Centre, wearing a black textured patent-something cap with matching jacket and pants by Enda, along with "leather" shoes by a brand that bore the label Cult of Coquette.

Suvari, 39, has been vegan for the past two years, and it quickly dawned on her that this commitment involves not just food, but also clothes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 08, 2019, with the headline 'Vegan fashion eyes pineapple leaves and orange fibre'. Print Edition | Subscribe