Ok, here I present you with a dilemma: Viper skin promises to become fashionable this fall, with the best designers from around the world preparing their designs, from Jimmy Choo bags to Michael Kors belts. But at the same time, the global debate on the cruelty to which these animals are being subjected throughout the world, especially in Asia and South America, is heating up.
The problem is actually that some snake species are better protected in some places than others, and the result, the Wall Street Journal recently discovered, is widespread confusion among consumers. According to the article, the Anaconda species has been protected in Brazil since the 1980s, when a tremendous market was unleashed for marketing its skin. However, Anaconda skin is perfectly acceptable in California, where python skin products, another type of snake, are prohibited.
According to the article, great designers have historically opted for python skin. Gucci and Dior, for example, bring all kinds of accessories this fall in the skin of this snake. But, given the California ban, Anaconda is gaining tremendous popularity, and its imports have grown exponentially in the past year.
To give you an idea of what's next: Jimmy Choo brings some anaconda leather high heels for $ 920; Kara Ross designed an anaconda skin pouch with black lizard detailing for "only" $ 2,275, and Bottega Veneta brings the Anaconda Sloane Bag for $ 4,960.
Personally, while they are pears or apples, I keep bags and shoes of less controversial materials, although they are not so fashionable. Also, I never really liked vipers.
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