Jill Milan Appearing in S.F. SPCA’s ‘Dogs on the Catwalk’ Fashion Show Adoption Event, Will Debut Vegan Coat Line

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Jill Milan to Debut New Jackets and Coats in S.F. SPCA’s ‘Dogs on the Catwalk’ Fashion Show Adoption Event, Adoption Fees Waived Friday through Sunday

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"We are so pleased to be part of this SPCA event, and for the opportunity to introduce our new line of vegan coats and jackets."

Jill Milan®, a provider of designer Italian accessories, today announced the brand’s handbag collection and a new line of vegan jackets and coats will be featured on the runway during the San Francisco SPCA’s “Dogs on the Catwalk” event. The fashion show, cocktail party and adoption event will be May 29 at the SPCA’s facility in San Francisco. Jill Milan’s runway segment, will feature renowned San Francisco photographer Moanalani Jeffrey.

“We are so pleased to be part of this SPCA event, which will not only be fun for guests but also is an opportunity to see the wonderful animals available for adoption,” said Jill Fraser, founder and CEO of Jill Milan. “We are happy for the opportunity to introduce our new line of vegan coats and jackets.”

“Dogs on the Catwalk” will be conducted at the San Francisco SPCA’s facility at 201 Alabama Street in San Francisco. The event begins with cocktails and vegan and vegetarian food beginning at 5 p.m. The runway event begins at 7 p.m. and, in addition to Jill Milan, will feature collections from Betabrand, Bows-N-Ties (whose Dogs-N-Ties collection was created specifically to benefit the S.F. SPCA) and Claire Farwell London. Admission is free but reservations should be made online at the SPCA’s website: http://www.sfspca.org/dogs-catwalk. The SPCA is waiving adoption fees for all animals adopted Friday through Sunday, May 31.

Jill Milan handbags are entirely made in Italy, by Italian artisans using Italian materials, and feature hand stitching. All Jill Milan products are free of animal-based materials such as leather, fur and wool – Ms. Fraser, who is a longtime vegan and supporter of animal welfare initiatives, was inspired to found Jill Milan because she was unable to find high-quality, luxury handbags that were not made of leather or other animal-based materials. Jill Milan was named Vegan Business of the Year by Vegans are Cool, and earlier this month was recognized by Born Free USA for refusing to use fur.

Jill Milan appears frequently on the red carpets of Hollywood, New York and Europe. Among the celebrities who carry Jill Milan are Academy Award winners Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence, who carried Jill Milan to multiple premieres for their films. Other actresses and singers who have carried Jill Milan for red-carpet appearances include Joanne Frogatt of “Downton Abbey”; Amy Poehler, who carried Jill Milan when she was both nominee and presenter for the Emmy Awards; Rashida Jones of the NBC series “Parks and Recreation”; Kerry Washington of ABC’s “Scandal”; Carrie Underwood, who carried the Jill Milan 450 Sutter Clutch to the American Music Awards; and Miranda Lambert, who carried the Jill Milan Art Deco Clutch to the American Country Music Awards when she won for “Female Vocalist of the Year,” “Album of the Year” and “Song of The Year.”

Jill Milan handbags have drawn growing attention from influential fashion media. W Magazine has covered Jill Milan in multiple issues, recognizing the Octagon Clutch and Art Deco Clutch in its “Most Wanted” feature. The Zoe Report recognized the Newbury Street Portfolio for its ability “to go from the office to cocktail hour.” Entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle news magazine Entertainista named the SoHo Carryall a “Must Have” handbag. Wedding media publisher The Knot featured the Art Deco Clutch as part of a striking wedding ensemble. And influential fashion blog Wendy’s Lookbook featured photos of fashion writer Wendy Nguyen carrying the Art Deco Clutch on her trip to Florence, Italy.

About Jill Milan
Jill Milan is a provider of luxury Italian handbags and fashion accessories. Made of exquisite materials, Jill Milan products are crafted in Italy by artisans who have created handbags and accessories for some of Europe’s best known fashion houses. All Jill Milan products are free of animal-derived materials, and the company contributes to animal-welfare organizations. Jill Milan, founded by Jill Fraser and Milan Lazich, is the only luxury handbag line entirely free of animal-derived materials which regularly appears on Hollywood’s red carpets. Visit Jill Milan on the Web and follow Jill Milan on Facebook.

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