On Tuesday, January 17, PETA hosted a “How to Make It in (Vegan) Fashion” panel and runway show at the new Empathy Center at 2624 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Actor Daniella Monet moderated the discussion for powerful female designers Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of VAUTE, Morgan Bogle of Freedom of Animals, Meg and Komie Vora of Delikate Rayne, Bianca Moran of SUSI Studio, and Stephanie Nicora of NICORA, who also contributed to the runway show.

PETA has worked for years to show that fur, leather, and other animal-derived materials fall short of many designers’ values. Now, they’re offering a solution by showcasing just how easy and important it is to design with advanced animal-free fabrics, and why vegan apparel is an unstoppable trend.  Here are the highlights: