What could be more exciting for me than an eco fashion show? I got to experience the red carpet, green style at the T.H.R.E.A.D.S fashion show at the Green Festival held in NYC. With cool tunes in the background and the producers of Conscious Living TV, Bianca and Michael Alexander hosting, this eco fashion show was more than a feel good event. We were even able to meet Marci Zaroff, the leading lady in the eco fashion world and resident textile pioneer. Her take away quote? "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."
The fashion show, held at NYC's Jacob Javits Center, featured organic silks, and cottons, recycled polyester, re-purposed textiles, vegan shoes and plant based dyes.
Here's the scoop on the latest trends in eco-chic fashion:
- A.D.O: Based in New York, A.D.O focuses on classic, feminine styles using GOTS (global organic trade standard) certified fabric, herbal based, chemical free dyes while supporting fair trade practices both locally and globally. A.D.O.'s new line offered fashionable office wear with a sophisticated vibe, long silhouettes and flowing fabrics.
- Allison Parris: New York-New York based designer Allison Parris, uses organic silks, recycled polyester as well as other recycled fabrics, in her Manhattan factories.With feminine details, mixed with a sophisticated beauty, her clothes are not only eco-friendly, they are trendy, playful and ooze style. I loved her backless party gown that was a dramatic mix of sexy mini dress and ballerina tutu. Allison Parrisis looking to create and maintain a more sustainable option for her clients.
- Artists And Revolutionaries: Using re-purposed leather, cashmere and organic cotton, John-Michael, a Brooklyn based designer look is a bit more edgy and alternative. Think "off the beaten path" meets "punk rock star" to capture his unique eco-friendly fashion label.
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Artists and Revolutionaries
- HEART: Hand-made in the USA, with each garment based on original photography, all I can say is breathtaking! From flowy fabrics, with colorful birds to dreamy tropical landscapes, the HEART designers create wearable art through classic feminine design. Sustainable resources, responsible practices and the ultimate in sexy, one of a kind, lady-like clothing.
- Vaute Couture: Vegan fashion line full of recycled, re-purposed and cruelty free fashions. Vaute Couture already has a celebrity following and is known for its statement t's shirts, and warm, made from recycled materials coats. They opened their flagship store in downtown Brooklyn and guess what? The store itself is designed and furnished with almost all re-purposed materials.
- Cri De Coeur: From the French expression that literally means "cry from the heart," Cri De Coeur is a contemporary shoe company that uses strict vegan practices. Fashion forward, creative and vegan? Sounds like shoe heaven. Cri De Coeur has many styles to fit any fashionista's taste, from high metallic wedges to ballet t strap flats, to color blocked moto boots, the hi end fashion is there, the high impact on the enviornment is not. Cri De Coeur shoes are ethically produced from beginning to end.
Michelle is a SAHM and self-described '??green'? fashionista. She is a NYC woman, turned burbs mama, raising her 2 B'??s in an eco conscious manner. She blogs about natural parenting and green living at www.everythingsabuzz.com. Find her on twitter @queentob.Have a fashion question? Look for the new Syncing Your Style section on the Momtrends facebook page or tweet us your fashion questions at @momtrends!
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