Hitting the runway on September 22, 2012, in Los Angeles, our fur-free fashion show, H-Couture, was a celebration of the latest in designer menswear and womenswear for conscious living.
John Bartlett is a graduate of Harvard and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and launched his eponymous menswear collection in 1991. In 2011, he launched his newest line, "The Tiny Tim Collection," to raise funds for The Tiny Tim Rescue Fund—an organization he founded to support independent animal rescue groups nationwide. In 2011, he was chosen as a winner of the “CFDA/Lexus Eco Fashion Award,” and in 2012 he made fashion week history with the debut of his 100% cruelty-free menswear collection. Bartlett has long championed animal protection issues, working alongside The HSUS and other animal groups. Check out John Bartlett's H-Couture video.
Victoria Bartlett launched VPL (Visible Panty Line) in Fall of 2003, with a vision to design a capsule collection to fill the niche between lingerie and sportswear. She previously worked as a fashion editor at Allure magazine and a fashion director for Interview magazine; celebrity Advertising and consulting clients have included Armani Exchange, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, DKNY, Madonna, David Bowie, Courtney Love, Chloe Sevigny, and Bjork. She participated in the 2003 FutureFashion event to benefit the Earth Pledge Foundation, and received The HSUS’s 2010 Compassion in Fashion Award for her outspoken position on fur. Check out Victoria Bartlett's H-Couture video.
Marc Bouwer's distinctive, form-fitting “bathing suit gowns” are a staple of the Hollywood red carpet, worn by Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Beyonce Knowles, Faith Hill, Halle Berry, Hayden Panettiere, Jennifer Lopez, Katie Couric, Oprah Winfrey, Paris Hilton, Portia de Rossi, Sarah Jessica Parker, and many more. Marc Bouwer Couture has graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, O – The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Vanity Fair, and Vibe. In 2002, Marc made fashion history by presenting a women’s wear collection completely free of animal products. His longstanding and outspoken stance against fur has earned him numerous awards over the years. Check out Marc Bouwer's H-Couture video.
Kimberly Ovitz attended New York’s Parson School of Design and interned for famed photographer Herb Ritts, Paris’ Chanel Design Atelier, and W Magazine before launching her own collection in 2009. The Kimberly Ovitz label is sold worldwide, with luxury specialty retailers in 10 countries. Her newest capsule collection, O BY KIMBERLY OVITZ, is an eco-friendly compilation of women’s separates, comprised of seasonless styles that combine minimalism with a modern edge. Kimberly Ovitz has always had a special place in her heart for horses. Check out Kimberly Ovitz's H-Couture video.
Charlotte Ronson launched her first collection in 2000, opened her flagship boutique in New York in 2002, and created a “must have” handbag collection with Nicole Richie, singer Lily Allen, and Lindsay Lohan. Ronson’s designs are favorites among celebrities such as Blake Lively, Kirsten Dunst, Rihanna, Leighton Meester, and Kate Moss. In 2011, Charlotte was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America, launching her Charlotte Ronson Beauty line with Sephora the same year. Her women’s wear collections are sold worldwide. Charlotte Ronson first met The HSUS in 2007 when she attended a fur-free awards ceremony for student designers. Check out Charlotte Ronson's H-Couture video.