We couldn't think of a better way to kick off fashion week than to watch our favorite girls strut down an eco-friendly, recycled wood runway at Earth Pledge's FutureFashion show last night. The show featured surprisingly ladylike looks from twenty-eight designers ranging from Marni to Versace. Each used sustainable, organically grown materials like bamboo, soybean fiber and even the leaves of wild pineapple plants. Stam wore a very wearable Rodarte party dress; Coco rocked a 40's coat dress from DVF; Irina wore Behnaz and the most perfect shoes we've ever seen. But it was Liya Kebede in vintage Moschino and Shalom Harlow in a gothic Margiela wedding dress who made our heads whip around for just one more look. The studded peace silk suit by Givenchy made us gasp; the hemp and silk dress from Rogan made us wish the earthy designer made more dresses and less jeans, and we can't wait for Donna Karan's tea-stained sasawashi evening gown to make its red carpet debut. Cate Blanchett - can you abandon Balenciaga just once?! If this is what environmental fashion looks like - count us in!
Some choice looks:
Jessica Stam in Rodarte, dress of abaca/cotton/silk and pina cobweb.
Alyona in Bottega Veneta, organic silk coat dress lines with undyed organic cotton over an undyed pashmina cashmere turtleneck, classic woven leather tote, dyed with chestnut bark and mimosa tree compounds. Wedge sandals of vegetable tanned leather and undyed pashmina cashmere socks.
Liya Kebede in Moschino, organic silk dress printed with natural vegetable dye, heart shaped necklace of resin and cotton cord with stones and wood, painted with black vegetable
Du Juan in Boudicca, corn-based fiber (PLA) shirt, silk moire skirt with PLA pleats, silk moire pants, PLA pleated pompom bustle and neck rosette with mirror cameo
Coco Rocha in Diane von Furstenberg, organic wool coat dress
Irina Lazareanu in Behnaz Sarafpour, abaca/cotton/silk coat dress
Shalom Harlow in Maison Martin Margiela, gown made of three vintage wedding dressed draped and stitched onto a vintage bustier
Catherine McNeil in Ralph Lauren, hemp/silk gown
Julia Stegner in Donna Karan, tea stained gown of sasawashi and peace silk
Vlada in Versace, gown of hemp/silk