For the Germany stop of his book reading tour, author Joshua Katcher teamed up with Vegan Good Life to read from "Fashion Animals" and discuss the role of animals in the history of fashion, future solutions and all things ethical in the world of fashion design.
Photos: Isabella Hoffmann
The cheese pladders and cakes were ready, a stack of books waiting for interested readers and the room was filling up. The cozy, open space of Plant Base in Prenzlauer Berg was packed when fashion designer, author, educator and activist Joshua Katcher took the non-existing stage to read from his first book "Fashion Animals".
The publication, a full-color book with a coffee table look and feel to it, shines a light on the role of animals in fashion, both in the contemporary clothing industry as well as throughout fashion history. Katcher touches on the extinction of whole species through emerging fashion trends, on the beliefs and power systems behind wearing the furs or skins of wild animals and discusses future solutions and new, exciting developments in garment production.
"Katcher is an expert in his field – knowledgeable, eloquent and flawlessly dressed."
Katcher fits the part. A fashion designer for his own menswear brand Brave GentleMan and an adjunct professor at Parson's School of Design NYC, he's an expert in his field. Keeping the audience engaged throughout the reading, Katcher lead through the evening first reading an except from his book, then engaging in discussion with the crowd, always knowledgeable, eloquent and of course flawlessly dressed.
After events in Paris and London, Berlin was the last leg of Katcher's reading tour through Europe and it's been an honor to host the event (and film a segment for our new video series "Vanguards" while we were at it.