True fur:  the first event creates controversy, the other, bane

The fall/winter season of Brazilian fashion has barely begun and the lights on the catwalks of some shows from the Fashion Business – side event at the Fashion Rio – were thrown to generate an environmental controversy: the use of real fur.

Carlos Miele, who has used fox and rabbit, Patricia Vieira, who made clothes of goat skin and rabbit, and Victor Dzenk with chinchila fur dyed in pink, red and blue were the three designers who have presented no such eco-friendly proposals and provoked mixed reactions from the fashionists.

Carlos Miele

Patrícia Vieira

Victor Dzenk

The controversy has its reason: it makes no sense to use real fur in a country like Brazil, where winter has mild temperatures. Besides the fact that the mistreatment of those animals are forced to, including electrocution, beating, strangulation and death itself, and synthetic furs are lighter, easier to care and replace very well the real ones.

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