From dress size 4 Petite to size 12, real women of various sizes don Frock Los Angeles’ curve-hugging sustainable dresses and jumpers. Designer Victoria Tik wanted to prove that her sustainable womenswear is wearable and suitable for more than just pin-thin models.
Back in August, I applauded Frock L.A.’s collection for its “classic silhouette, the timeless design, and the reasonable price point, $40-220,” but I questioned just how wearable the West Coast labels’ sustainable jersey knit dresses were. Rather than take her word for it, she shows just how versatile they are. Continue reading my article on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com.
Photo credit: Ian Maxion for Frock L.A.
Very excited about going to this.
Everything Must Go follows the journeys of worn clothing as it is sold for reuse and recycling across the world. This exhibition brings invisible global waste economies into public view, explores the people involved and the impact these businesses have upon their lives, and questions our ability to control, contain and curtail waste.
Everything Must Go contextualises anthropological research on textile recycling in India and the UK with collaborative projects including Meghna Gupta’s film Unravel and photographs by Tim Mitchell, hosts recycling workshops with Lizzie Harrison of Remade in Leeds and showcases a resurfaced textile created byKate Goldsworthy.
It marks the culmination of the Waste of The World research project, funded by the ESRC. This investigated global flows of waste, including local waste management, food waste, the second-hand clothing trade, steel and nuclear industries and ship-breaking.
Plus, it’s free! If you’re in the London area you should come along.
Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd January, 11am - 6pm
Remember when sustainability and sexy were rarely used in the same sentence? Noir is a Danish fashion house that designs cutting edge evening wear for the “modern, conscious woman,” who appreciates sculptural tailoring and masterful detailing. A signatory of the UN Global Compact, the company uses sustainably-produced, sub-Saharan cotton while maintaining transparent fair trade practices throughout the region. Peter Ingwersen, founder of Noir, says: ”We want to be known as the first brand to turn corporate social responsibility sexy.”
It’s Official. The GreenShows Debut At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Styled by Julia Ragolia. Contemporary Designers Showcase their AW2012 Ready-To-Wear Collections. Featuring: Study NY, Helena Fredriksson, Ajna, United Bamboo, Bamboo by United Bamboo, The Battalion, Luis Valenzuela, Artists & Revolutionaries.