Entries Tagged as 'Fashion Week'

Monday, November 8th, 2010

“Project Runway” winner Gretchen Jones on sustainable fashion, personal style and what it takes to win

Before Gretchen Jones was on Project Runway, she was a sustainable fashion designer in Portland, merchandising her slow-fashion line MothLove. But to take her work to the next level, for the sake of both finances and fame, she knew she needed some kind of jumpstart — so Season 8 it was. I got to chat [...]

Monday, September 20th, 2010

On fashion and style

This shot from The Sartorialist is fantastic in the first place. But I also love the context in which Scott Schuman posted it: In the midst of New York fashion week, he snapped this and then asked the question, “So what is more important, fashion or style?” Referring to “fashion” as following the trends, and [...]

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Suno Spring 2011

Another amazing collection from Suno! There’s so much good styling inspiration here. All ethically made in Kenya. Shoes designed as a collab with Loeffler Randall. Check out more close-ups over at Style Bubble! Suno is available at Opening Ceremony. Images from Style.com.

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Suno, Fall 2010

So much print-on-print! It’s perfect. Suno, which launched two years ago with the impetus of bolstering Kenya’s manufacturing industry (and which I first wrote about here), seems to have made an especially big splash at NYFW with its newest collection. Style.com wrote, “Of course, along with a major buzz comes major pressure—but Suno’s confident and spirited [...]

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Paris’ Ethical Fashion Show + Valentine Gauthier

The beginning of this month marked the bazillionth-ever Paris Fashion Week, and along with it, the sixth-ever Ethical Fashion Show. I was flattered to have been invited to judge this year, but alas, I was not able to make it to Par-ee. (One of these days…!) The show looked and sounded truly amazing, and Ecouterre posted [...]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Ecouterre Launched Today

I’ve been a reader of Inhabitat for a few years now, soaking in their coverage of green architecture and consumables. They’ve always covered eco fashion to some degree, but as of today, they’re launching a new blog devoted entirely to it: Ecouterre! It’s about time… I’ve always really enjoyed Inhabitat’s fashion coverage (yes, even from [...]

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Lalesso Bazaar: Ethically Made in Kenya and On Sale Through Friday

Lalesso is a socially aware company to watch — and right now, it’s one to buy from ASAP. The Maridadi Dress above is now just $30 (plus $12 shipping) during the company’s annual end-of-summer sale! From Lalesso’s site: ”All Lalesso clothing is manufactured under strict and extremely conscious ethical conditions in our self owned workshop in [...]

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Organic by John Patrick

This line keeps growing on me. Style.com‘s review was perfect: The clothes had charm, and the focus remained centered on the company’s ethical practices: the use of sustainable materials and the team of cottage-industry workers Patrick employs in Peru. Designers frequently offer clothing with no real relevancy to the world we inhabit. It’s refreshing to [...]

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

NY Fashion Week Notes

Several quick jots… Marc by Marc Jacobs, as always, was excellent. Check out NYLON’s First Look, as previewed above. Diane Von Furstenberg was also awesome. Showings from eco-fashion houses Organic by John Patrick and Bodkin have had some nice highlights. Via Ethical Style’s Behind the Seams. Black models are crediting “the Obama effect” for more [...]

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Legos! Heart pins! Marc Jacobs! Oh, my.

First, I saw them on The Sartorialist. I sent the link to Heather, who’s helping me design Fashion Loves People — note the heart pin in my header, above. (Albeit much more rudimentary, we’re playing with the idea of making this my “thing.” Like pink ribbons.) I initially thought these guys were some of the [...]

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Viktor & Rolf’s Digital Runway

The s/s 2009 Fashion Week season will end on Nov. 3, with Moscow pulling up the rear. If you didn’t make it to any traditional runways (like me), never fear. Viktor & Rolf will come to you. The French pair’s show was presented exclusively and delightfully online: The Viktor & Rolf s/s 2009 collection, “Funny [...]

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

And the Runway goes to… ‘Petals’ Marshall!

Many congrats to Leanne for taking Project Runway! MUCH deserved… particularly on account that she made half her line with “sustainable textiles.” Further helping the world see that “green” doesn’t have to look granola-y. (THANK YOU.) There’s no doubt in my mind that this sustainable design element played at least a tiny part in helping [...]

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Second Annual Portland Fashion Week, Oct. 8-12

Portland Fashion Week is baaack! If your first question is the same as mine was, I’ll go ahead and answer it — no, Leanimal-slash-Leanne Marshall didn’t show. (She was way too busy WINNING — note the confident prediction — Project Runway.) Remember, she was my fave at last year’s show! Fun to look back and [...]

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Fashion Week Take-away: Say No to Disposable Trends

Lovely piece from Margaret Teich on The Huffington Post titled Refashioning Fashion Week: … French Women dress like eco-fashionistas. Which is to say, they invest in durable pieces that last for many seasons, they mix and match high-end designers like Chanel with thrift store looks, and for the most part stay away from disposable, trend [...]

Monday, October 8th, 2007

“The most sustainable fashion week in the world”

At Paris Fashion Week, Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere told Women’s Wear Daily that his runway isn’t so much a forum for pandering to rich women, but a platform for advancing a thought or two. Portland Fashion Week is all about advancing thoughts, too — Italy’s Book Moda calls Portland’s FW “most sustainable fashion week in the [...]