Here’s an inside look at the Ethical Fashion Preview and Accessory Exhibition. Each featured brand is eco-conscious and sustainable. It is impossible not to love these innovative, new collections for Spring 2011!
Nicole Bridger’s 2011 collection is made up of simple pieces for everyday, casual wear. These soft cotton garments include beautifully draped dresses, tanks, sweaters, and shorts. Coming in a variety of blues, greens, and corals, each item is made for the young, carefree woman who simply loves being alive.
Pacy Kadio-Morokro fashions modern clothes with an ethnic flare. This enchanting collection makes traditional African fabrics accessible for any woman at any occasion. Embellished with lush golds and stunning sequins, no two pieces appear the same. With dramatic reds, greens, blues, and yellows, this collection inspires women throughout the globe to embrace life and the beauty of their culture.
Adha Zelma was formed by the collaboration between Sheanan Bond and Cherise Trahanmiller. Based in Brooklyn, these designers worked to create a jewelry line that truly embraced the female form, while simultaneously celebrating the magic of nature. Inspired by the picturesque sand dunes and clear blue waters, Adha Zelma is made from precious metals, gemstones, beads and exotic materials that are extremely fashion forward!
Evolve 45 is a collection of fabulously designed, earth friendly handbags by Sara Marston. The idea behind the collection is that if everybody could reduce their consumption of materials, even by just forty-five degrees, then the contribution to the environment would be enormous. Each purse is manufactured from genuine Italian vegetable tanned leather and has an organic cotton lining. Evolve 45 is proof that it is possible to be green and feel gorgeous!
Bessi by Carlos Zuniga is a men and women’s shoe collection that emphasizes the mix between minimalism and style. Zuniga shows his appreciation for simplicity by creating shoes that are unadorned and tastefully hip. The collection includes men’s sneakers in white leather and delicious brown suede, as well as black and nude colored pumps with metallic accents for the bold, independent woman.
Sempre Lei is a collection with a story to tell. Created in solid greens, pinks, blues, and grays, each garment includes a delicate border made of Ottoman lace, called an “oya,” which dates back to the 8th century in Anatolia, Turkey. During this time the women from Anatolia would express their emotions to those around them through the shapes and colors of the “oya” they wore. Each item in this collection is created with this history in mind and contains a carefully selected “oya” embodying the imagination and the dreams of the women who made it. Constructed from silk and cotton materials, the dresses in this collection are both timeless and versatile.
Tammam is a charming women’s evening and bridal collection by London based designer Lucy Tammam. Crafted from vintage, organic silk fabrics, this collection is truly an exciting innovation in the eco-luxury market. By using materials that don’t harm the planet or the people who make them, Tammam makes it possible for real women to feel and look immaculate in these fabulous, sustainable pieces!
This unique, handcrafted collection by Trecy Bleich could not be more breathtaking! Her combination of materials is extraordinary, and each item individually interesting. Inspired by natural textures, Bleich incorporates substances from all areas of the world. Recycled sea glass, metals, and edgy chains join forces to produce really magnificent and wearable jewelry.