Eco Fashion is going strong, and the current New York Fashion Week has had some lovely shows to prove it. And there's still more to come. So far, this is what we've seen:
Image courtesy Ecouterre.
Samantha Pleet's Spring/Summer 2013 collection, "Sands of Time" drew upon 19th century explorers and the places they explored in the Fertile Crescent, drawing colors and patterns from a bygone, romantic-yet-rugged era.
John Patrick has a decade-long history of using ethically-produced fabrics and keeping his eye on his brand's impact. His Spring/Summer show included not only beautiful organic cottons in the sweetest pastel shades, but it was lit with natural light too, proving that Patrick walks his talk.
Image courtesy Amy DuFault at Ecosalon.
A quarter of Edun's new collection features fabrics made in Africa or pieces sewn there, as part of Ali Hewson's raison d'etre for setting up the label in the first place. As usual, Edun's vision is of a woman who wears complicated clothing simply.
Image of Costello Tagliapietra via Lindsay E. Brown on Eco Chick
Air Dye technology (which uses less energy and no water, so no pollution) is used to create the gorgeous hues of Costello Tagliapietra's Spring/Summer collection, which included some seriously lovely dresses in various shapes, all of which were flattering to a woman's body.