Danish design students gave the Copenhagen climate talks a fashionable kick-off last week with “Innovating Sustainable Fashion,” an eco-fashion show featuring 19 green-thinking collections.

Organized by Center for Responsible Design and Copenhagen Fashion Fairs, this show had students competing for five prizes in three categories that may have lost some meaning in translation. "Design For Environment" is pretty self explanatory, and "Design Considering Use" seems to have to do with functionality -- but I'm hard pressed to figure out what the "Design For Inclusion" category was about.

In any case, the first place winner was Tobias Noe Harboe from the Danish Design School, who took home a check for 15,000 Danish Kroner.  Planning to be in Copenhagen for COP15? Visit the Danish Design Center before Jan. 31, 2010, to see the designs on exhibit.

Eco-couture in Copenhagen
A green fashion show sends style with sustainability down a Copenhagen runway.