Fashion week is officially over; and now the recaps can begin. At the end of last week I brought you Part 1 of my roundup from shows that had gone on from the first few days of New York Fashion Week: Here's the best of the rest of the collections from eco designers that were shown after that post went live.
Suzanne Rae's latest endeavors further explore her design penchant for body-con but ultrafeminine designs. Combining sweet with sexy, her prescription for this coming autumn is romance with tough edges.
See more of Suzanne Rae's F/W 2012 collection on Eco Chick. Image by Starre Vartan.
Edun's F/W 2012 show notes described the collection as "...a mash-up of 80s vibe leathers, bonded plaids, mesh, and tech-finished fabrics, juxtaposed with African safari prints." Which might sound like a bit much, but somehow it wasn't. This line, which is made from mostly sustainable materials and 100% Fair Labor conditions, is a project of Ali Hewson, Bono's partner.
Leanne Marshall (at left in photo, at her recent show) first made a name for herself as a winner of Project Runway, but she's now become better-known for her stunning gowns, all made (and dyed!) by her own hands in Brooklyn.
See more of Leanne Marshall's collection on Ecouterre. Image via Jasmin Malik Chua at Ecouterre.
Study NY's designer, Tara St. James, always brings made-in-NYC sustainable style to her presentations. This time it was all about low-impact alpaca knits and wool tweed pants, as if we were ready to go midwinter mushroom hunting on the English moors. Presented as part of the Greenshows.
See more of the Study NY collection on Eco Chick. Image by Starre Vartan.
Samantha Pleet knows what a woman loves to wear and manages to mix just enough whimsy with practicality to make everything she designs covetable (from mostly eco friendly fabrics.)