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Cool vs. Cruel 2013 Contest

Improve on a designer’s garment by making it fur-free!

  • Luis Aponte submitted this winning design in the 2013 Cool vs. Cruel contest. The Art Institutes

Cool vs. Cruel challenges students of The Art Institutes to reinterpret and improve a runway look that uses animal fur by creatively replacing it with cruelty-free alternatives.

In 2013, the competition challenged students to improve on inhumane designs by Diane von Furstenberg, Tom Ford, Derek Lam, or Moncler.

Students used key elements from one of these four runway designs as inspiration for an original animal-friendly creation. See who the 2013 winners were.

History of Cool vs. Cruel

2013 Winners Announced in Nationwide Fur-Free Fashion Competition
2012 Finalists Announced in Cool vs. Cruel Fur-Free Design Contest
2011 Winners Announced in Nationwide Fur-Free Fashion Competitition
2010 Winning Students Announced
2009 Cool vs. Cruel Awards Feature Styles and Smiles
2008 Cool vs. Cruel 2008 Awards Sparkle With a Constellation of Talent
2007 Cool vs. Cruel 2007
2006 Cool vs. Cruel 2006 Awards Dazzle
2005 And the Winner Is...The Animals!

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