Another reason to love Rihanna! The singer and fashion entrepreneur won PETA’s “Compassion in Fashion award” for her new vegan leather clothing line, Fenty. The Fenty line showcases “chic and cruelty-free vegan clothing that is both animal friendly and better for the planet.” According to Rihanna, the five-piece collection was inspired “by utility wear and uniforms,” where “the tough, protective connotations of leather and striking silhouettes of uniforms are combined with the soft, rippling faux leather to give a relaxed FENTY feel – this juxtaposition speaks to the FENTY DNA of contrasts, rebelliousness, and redefined luxury.” Rihanna launched a faux-leather, cruelty-free capsule collection featuring a slightly oversized shirt, a pair of high waisted trousers with combat pockets, a drawstring hoodie, and a corset dress and skirt.
PETA took to Twitter to praise the collection: “She proves that #VeganFashion can make you shine bright like a diamond! Thank you, Rihanna for showing compassion with your leather-free Fenty collection.” PETA Director Elisa Allen said: “Rihanna should take a bow for this stunning animal-friendly collection. “With her new vegan collection, Rihanna shows how easy it is to create a killer look that no animal had to die for.” Rihanna herself said, “We can all just do one small thing and help out so that was also a lot of our inspiration.” What a queen!