DESIGNER DUO KOMIE & MEG SHOW US THE STYLISH SIDE OF VEGANISM

Compassion, luxury and style aren’t the words you’d get to read often in the same context and definitely not together. Case in point is brand Stella McCartney. While everyone knows Stella McCartney in the fashion industry and beyond, many are still unaware what her brand stands for, which is quite an irony {in case you’re wondering Stella McCartney is a cruelty free brand that does not use any leather or fur}.


 
 

Komie & Meg

In the world of vegan fashion, there are a very few names that we can connote with style and luxury and although a lot of brands are cropping up in the accessories space, the clothing side of it is still unchartered. Think about a brand offering luxury silk shirts, contemporary clothing with leather detailing, edgy style but all without any animal cruelty in equation and we’d be scratching our heads with no answer. When the sister duo Komie and Meg failed to find quality clothing that’d complement their vegetarian lifestyle and discovered this void, they decided to give this idea a shape.

While both Komie and Meg had different careers working for different companies, deep down inside they both had a passion for fashion. After hours of idea sharing and sketching figures with edgy and stylish designs, one fine day the sister duo decided to quit their jobs and Delikate Rayne was launched. As they say “it took a lot of courage and strength but we knew we had to do it”.
 
 

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Delikate Rayne Lookbook

Delikate Rayne marries exceptional contemporary style and immaculate craftsmanship with a strong ethical component, something which many brands strive towards, but few have truly mastered.
Below Komie and Meg talk about the void in the fashion world when it comes to cruelty free fashion, challenges of being an ethical brand and spill out their personal secrets and favorite vegan places to eat {when we digged into their recommended vegan restaurants in Los Angeles, we wanted to rush to LA and have a scoop of the scrumptious looking meals.
That day will come soon!!}
 
 

Delikate Rayne VEGAN FASHION

ON STARTING THEIR VEGAN FASHION LINE

We are lifelong vegetarians and we have been obsessed with fashion even before we knew it (insert eye roll here).

There are tons of amazing designer and contemporary brands readily available for women. You know the ones that just really get it- they really nail and deliver that clean understated glamour yet simple aesthetic.
 
 

But when it comes to cruelty free fashion, honestly there just isn't anything. With that in mind, we started off Delikate Rayne – to fill that void and create pieces that change the pre-conceived ideas of what animal-free garments look like.
 
 

ON COMPASSION AND FASHION COEXISTING

Absolutely, that's why Delikate Rayne exists. Creating something that is truly appealing and coveted without harming any living creatures in the process is what our brand is all about. You can still achieve that "it" factor through cruelty-free textiles – people just need to open their minds to the idea and be willing to try.

Plus we completely favor quality over quantity. Anything that is one step closer to preserving mother Earth.

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ON CHALLENGES OF BEING AN ETHICAL BRAND

The biggest challenge we face as an ethical brand is sourcing quality fabric because there aren’t many options available for the quality we seek.
We are continuously on the hunt for cruelty-free and sustainable textiles to create pieces that change the pre-conceived ideas of what animal-free garments look like. There are so many stereotypes we want to change when it comes to the whole world of cruelty-free dressing since it’s a pretty new concept to a lot of people.
 
 

ON WORKING AS THE SISTER DUO

Like with pretty much everything in life it definitely has its pros and cons. It's that one person you can tell to go take a hike, but be laughing with the next minute. We are both good at different things so it's a nice balance.

ON THE NAME: DELIKATE RAYNE

It is what both of our names mean put together in Hindi.

 
 

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ON GAME CHANGERS OF VEGAN FASHION

Stella McCartney- she's the boss.
She's been paving the way for cruelty-free and sustainable fashion to be more readily accepted and embraced in the luxury market.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CURRENT OBSESSIONS

Erewhon Market (heaven's version of a grocery store), Lolawolf, Smoke Season, Stella's Lace-up Britt shoes, Doing the Shmoney dance and Ryan Korban's Luxury Redefined (the interior designer’s work).

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Delikate Rayne - Sunglasses Celine Audrey and The Row 8

ONE FASHION NECESSITY

Sunglasses, definitely!!

Komie: The Row X Linda Farrow- The Row 8

Meg: Céline- The large Audreys

 
 

MOST VEGAN-FRIENDLY CITY(IES)

This is going to sound bias since we live out here, but we would have to say LA. Everyone here is super health conscious naturally so the 17 modifications that you want made to your plate will not be met with a side eye.

TIP: If you ever find yourself in LA, make sure you don't leave without trying Gracias Madre, Crossroads Kitchen, Earth Bar, and Doomie's for your late night, fast food fat kid fix.
 
 

Gracias Madre Vegan restaurant in LA
 
 

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LIFE MANTRA

We both really feel the saying: ‘Never let somebody waste your time, twice’. Here’s what we individually believe in:

Komie: "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

Meg: "Absurdity is the ecstasy of intellectualism"
 
 

NEVER BE CAUGHT WEARING

Fur {oh we mean the real deal!!}
 
 
 
 
 
 

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3 THINGS PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT MEG & KOMIE

We take a shot of wheatgrass every morning usually accompanied by a homemade matcha latte, our grandfather was an astrologer and every time we rap an entire song- start to finish we feel alive all over again.

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