There once was an earth girl who saved an abused kitten on the street. One day she is given magical powers and entrusted with fighting for justice and peace. She gathers her team aka her justice soldiers and they fight for the universe. The story of Sailor Moon is one we must all know or have seen. But how does this character inspire Fashion?
I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Vaute A/W 2013 Outerwear show at the Eyebeam at New York Fashion Week. Vaute by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart is an all vegan fashion label. Their textures come from organic, recycled and innovative high technology fabrics. Nothing comes from an animal. It is completely vegan and cruelty-free. What inspired the collection was the story of Sailor Moon. One that Leanne finds common ground with.
Vaute boasts a major vegan and non-vegan celebrity following including Alicia Silverstone, Zooey and Emily Deschanel, Ginnifer Goodwin, Felicity Huffman, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. But Vaute is not just for the celebrity crowd. Vaute is for anyone who has a soft spot for animals and their well being. It is for the person that wants to make an impact on the world around them and wear it proudly. Literally wear your cause on your body.
The line was whimsical and fun and the textures were soft blues, purples and white contrasts. It was a legendary presentation inspired by a legendary warrior. Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart is a bit of a visionary because she has turned Vaute into a brand that inspires infinite change one outfit at a time.