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RAFW highlights ~ Thursday

May 6, 2011

Getting towards the end of fashion festival… here are some of my highlights…

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News: Animals on the catwalk

Controversy today about animals on the catwalk… So far this RAFW, we’ve had an albino python, a dog and a cat. I met young Eva (the dog), a friend met sir Frank (the cat) and I didn’t meet the snake but by all reports s/he was quite relaxed. One year horses appeared on the catwalk. For my part, I think dogs who are properly socialised and not stressed by the experience are a welcome addition to the catwalk, I think the soundscape should be considered if they’re present; I’m generally against wild animals on the catwalk but if there’s potential to endear wildlife to the masses and the animal is again, properly socialised and relaxed, I’m willing to discuss it in the right circumstances; and I don’t really think cats photograph well on a catwalk but so long as the feline’s cool with it I’m not going to argue. Would be keen to hear your thoughts, wild things.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 6, 2011 2:04 pm

    Can only say I agree with you. If the animal is OK with it, so am I. Logically a catwalk isn’t really any different from say, a parade (for horses) or drug-sniffing duties at an airport (for a dog).

    I can’t imagine any designer in their right mind would want a stressed out animal on their catwalk anyway. Surely that would only result in damaged samples…? 😉

  2. May 6, 2011 2:06 pm

    ps. can’t believe mad spudz didn’t crack the highlight list.

    • loupardi permalink*
      May 6, 2011 10:21 pm

      mad spuds was a different day! just might be able to put it somewhere else though! xx

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