Is The Use of Feathers in Fashion Any More Ethical Than Fur?

It's official: feathers are trending for Spring 2018. On the runway at Proenza Schouler, for example, tufts of white plumage cascaded down the front of a grey frothy, feathered dress, like frosting atop an ethereal cake. Elsewhere, at Rodarte, multi-colored feathered jackets were the Mulleavy sisters' take on a fur coat, with the nearly weightless plumes floating elegantly as the models walked.