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Your Non-leather “Leather” Guide to the Best Fall Fashion

Your Non-leather “Leather” Guide to the Best Fall Fashion

Image: Sylth Virago Facebook
Fall always conjures thoughts of leather—leather jackets, boots, and skirts. But with the rise of vegan fashion, now you can look just as good in non-leather “leather” pieces. This fall, if you are looking for an alternative to leather, then let this be your guide. We have selected our absolute favorite, envy inducing items. While we are only touching the surface of incredible vegan fashion, Vegan Fashion Week offers plenty more.
Image: Hilary MacMillan website

Shawl Collar Blazer and Pant

The Shawl Collar Blazer and matching trouser, by Hilary MacMillan, is a versatile piece for fall. Whether you are looking for a sharp day in the office or elevated casual style, this vegan leather set offers both.
Image: Bohema website

Cyber Boots

Streetwear gets its wings every fall. And this season, Poland’s Bohema is taking flight with its Cyber Boot. Futuristic in design, these white, cactus leather boots pack a lot of originality and comfort.
Image: Bohema website

Goldie Chic Heel

The Goldie Chic heel, also by Bohemia, amplifies the feel of laidback stylishness. The eye-popping gold is a nod to the crispness of fall and the ruffled plant-based leather reflects the crinkles of leaves, well at least to us. And perhaps that is why this dazzling shoe has us spellbound and found its way to our fall “leather” guide.
Image: Cihuah website

Pleated Vegan Skirt

Cihuah’s Pleated Vegan Skirt, is a distinguishing piece for the fall due to its boldly, uneven lines. Fitting for cooler and warmer days, the non-leather skirt has all of the appeal and excitement as leather yet is eco-friendly.
Image: María Rufina website

Signature Folding Handbag

Neoprene has never look so good! The Signature Folding Bag by Maria Rufina has an origami-like aesthetic made using neoprene and is completely foldable. The brand is one of Mexico’s rising designers. And this bag is our coveted piece of the season.
Image: Hilary MacMillan website

Faux Leather and Fur Trench

This trench also by Hilary MacMillan offers what you need in style, warmth, and consciousness. The shell is made from vegan leather and has faux fur trimmings. Additionally, the brand is size inclusive.
Image: Sylth Virago

Demeter Bootie

Heel lovers, fixate on one of the hottest booties this fall, Demeter by Slyth Virago. This boot proves beauty can be sustainable. It is made using polyurethane faux leather and, for the heel, recyclable rubber. The company, Sylth Virago, is an emerging brand for luxury, animal-free leather shoes.

María Rufina: Foldable Designer Handbags Inspired by Origami

María Rufina: Foldable Designer Handbags Inspired by Origami

Image: María Rufina website
María Rufina, a burgeoning handbag brand out of Mexico, is on to something with its purses that resemble folded origami and are leather free. Its short handle folding bag has many features that make it a must-have bag for stylish professional women.

Product Details

  • Model Name: Shopper Zipper Folding Bag Short Handle
  • Materials: Exterior: Neoprene; Interior: synthetic suede
  • Colors: Exterior: black; Interior: assortment
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 12 in x 4.5 in x 11.5 in

Review

True to its name, the bag is constructed to be entirely collapsible. It has brilliantly placed side snaps that blend into the design yet come undone, along with a top zipper and handles that can be detached. Then, the bag lays flat and can be folded and stored in other things, like a gym bag.
However, it’s not your run-of-the-mill folding bag made out of cloth or nylon. This one is much stronger. It’s made out of thick neoprene and has a synthetic suede lining. Which, by the way, the customer gets to select.
Now here comes the fun part, you can mold the bag. The neoprene surface has a laser cut, origami-style stitched pattern which makes it pliable.  Poke in the sides and bottom and you have created a uniquely shaped handbag.

Highlights

  • Entirely collapsible
  • Origami aesthetic
  • Moldable shape
  • Unique handbag

Why It’s Recommended

María Rufina foldable handbags are unique in aesthetic and design. Within 2 mins, you can deconstruct and reconstruct the bag and mold it to your liking. They are perfect for toting to the office or folding in a suitcase for travel. Visit the website to see the full collection. Note, prices are listed in pesos and might need to be converted.