Fur - one of the most controversial topics in the fashion industry - is making headlines once again as anti-animal cruelty charity PETA - along with young London designers, including Molly Goddard and Shrimps designer, Hannah Weiland - have penned a letter to Central Saint Martins, urging them to not use fur.
"As future designers, students at Central Saint Martins have a unique opportunity to influence the next generation of consumers by embracing the trend towards cruelty-free fashion. Already, many consumers are turning their backs on wearing fur, and the dying fur industry is desperately trying to keep itself visible by pushing pelts on up-and-coming designers. We, the undersigned, urge you not to give in to industry bribes and incentives."
A rather 'tame' tactic compared to their previous ones in order to stop the use of fur; their famous, 'I'd rather go naked than wear fur', has seen the likes of Eva Mendes, P!nk and Olivia Munn strip off to campaign against the use of fur.
"Whether you consider yourself an animal advocate or just someone who loves to create stylish, cutting-edge clothing, we urge you to make a powerful style statement by being part of the trend towards compassion in fashion."
Armani, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren have all ditched the use of the material within their designs this year. Does it look like the industry is finally moving on from fur?
Yesterday W magazine revealed the cover - along with images of the cover story - of their special tenth anniversary edition with supermodels and best friends Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, and it's got people talking. Talking for the wrong reasons that is.
The cover started to gain attention when people had a closer look at the image and noticed one small problem... where are their knees? Their knees seem to have been so heavily photoshopped that they have simple disappeared. And once you spot it, you can't unsee it, especially when you take a look at Kendall's other knee, which hasn't been touched in the slightest.
(Is Gigi's arm really like that?)
People have even started to compare the models to beloved child's toy, Barbie. With some going as far as saying that Barbie looks more real than the models.
So how did this blunder manage to happen? The editing and publishing process of putting together a magazine is pretty extenstive and all about attention to detail, so how did the magazine miss this? Well a spokesperson for the magazine said: "The images of Kendall and Gigi are part of a project by artists Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, who are known for their deliberate use of digital technology, combining distortions with make-up and prosthetics."
Maybe the magazine should have thought to tell us this before all this controversy? But then again, maybe that was the point - after all it has got everyone talking about it.
Last week we told you about Naja - the lingerie brand that brought out a collection available in seven different shades available for every skin tone - and now blogger, Habiba Da Silva has created Skin, a collection of all inclusive hijabs for women from varying backgrounds and cultures.
Writing on her blog, Da Silva said the collection was "inspired by togetherness amongst different types of people," and that she hoped it would "break up the trend of having brands with clothing dressed on only lighter skinned models."
Da Silva, who is of Brazilian and Lebanese descent, said the collection was inspired by the idea of marriage, with each piece named after words relating to marriage in different languages: the darkest colour is called 'Aure,' the Hausa word for marriage; followed by 'Aroosadda,' the Somalian word for bride; 'Rukhasti' meaning 'sending off' in Urdu; and the liggest shade, 'Zaffeh' which is Arabic for wedding march.
"The word marriage, is all about bringing entities together. This is what Skin is about."
Although the collection is already sold out, Da Silva plans on restocking and hopes to add more colours to the collection - a step in the right direction.