Fashion and multimedia design studio Vin + Omi hit the London Fashion Week AW18 catwalk with the We Are Not Sheep collection, featuring its own eco-friendly textiles innovations.
There were pieces made from soft synthetic wool and textiles called rPET, produced from plastic salvaged from ocean and river clean-up projects, and an animal-free 'leather' made from made from the skins of British chestnuts and horse chestnuts.
Llama and rare-breed sheep fleece was also featured. Described as 'no-kill', the fleece is collected from British smallholders' annual clippings, allowing the animals a full natural lifespan, says the brand.
London-based Vin + Omi also produces its own biodegradable and breathable latex fabric sourced from a sustainable rubber plantation in Malaysia, funded by the brand.
Models wore cruelty-free mineral make-up sponsored by Barefaced Beauty and twelve-free nail polish from NailBerry, with My. Haircare chosen for its vegan-friendly hair colouring products. VIN + OMI says these three brands were selected 'for their careful approach to their product development'.
The London Fashion Week show, which took place at the Andaz Hotel on Liverpool Street, was introduced by a special installation by Blondie's Matt Katz Bohen and Debbie Harry – whose iconic 2017 'Stop Fucking the Planet' tour wardrobe was designed by Vin + Omi.