The Red Carpet is a staple of the LA Fashion Scene, but this past LA Fashion Week the carpet was green with the presentation of THE GREEN INITIATIVE: A Humanitarian fashion show aimed at promoting sustainable living, and proving that fashion and sustainability can work together to create some “haute” eco-fashion designs.
* Photo by Djeneba Aduayom
The Fall 2010 collection of designer Emily Factor featured many peek-aboo lace and crocheted pieces (this is not your grandmas crochet!) as well as some flirty, flowy feminine dresses in bright shades of pink and blue. Factor strives to use the most sustainable products and practices in all of her designs, making use reclaimed materials, non-toxic dye, organic and sustainable fibers, local production and a zero tolerance for animal products.
* Photo by Djeneba AduayomEco designer Lizzie Parker’s Fall 2010 collection took a more casual approach, with fun, feminine skirts, and bright, comfy yet sexy tops made from her signature fabric- one of the first certified organic bamboo jerseys on the market. Parker combines European trending with casual fabrications, creating designs that are young and fresh, and perfect for everyday wear.
To learn more about these sustainable designers visit http://lizzieparker.com and http://emilyfactor.com.
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