besides being very much into any kind of art, being a performing artist myself, i've allways been deeply involved with fashion which to me is one of the visual arts.
i'm also a deeply spiritual person which implies that i'm a vegan...
so- please don't wear or buy any fur or leather; silk and wool having to be from cruelty-free provenance (e.g. peace-silk, which is produced from cocoons the silkworms have left behind...)
there are, nowadays, fabulous faux-fur and faux-leather alternatives that are so amazing you won't ever tell the differnece.
i just purchased a fabulous pair of vegan dr. martens! last season, esprit produced a stunning pair of faux-leather pants (even my tailor couldn't tell the difference when i had him do some ajustments...) and i've bought a man-made 'leather' jacket at zara's which is featured by you guys in l.b. all the time!
please visit the great and brave gentleman joshua jackson's fabulous laudable site thediscerningbrute.com for further information!
favorite designers: by far the best to me is rick owens, then i do love julius, boris bidjan saberi, ann demeulemeester, sruli recht, thamanyah, damir doma, ricardo tisci for givenchy, rei kawakubo/comme des garcons, yoshi yamamoto, the late lee alexander mc queen, and so many more...