Carrie Parry’s Spring 2012 Line Channels French Films of Jean-Luc Godard

Carrie Parry, Spring/Summer 2012, Nolcha Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

CITY OF LIGHTS

Parry borrowed cues from classic Parisian style, as well as the romance and whimsy of Godard’s early 1960s films, particularly A Woman is a Woman.

And while their breezy shapes, ladylike tailoring, and crisp white collars (which cleverly pop on and off to alter the appearance of each jacket) have a decidedly retro look, the pieces feel fresh and ready to be mixed and matched with contemporary silhouettes. Pair the seersucker separates with a white button-down you already own or don the flowy canary yellow blouse over a pencil skirt for a pop of color for the office.

The artisanal quality of the collection is clear, particularly when you view it up close as we did over New York Fashion Week

Another aspect of Parry’s collection that doesn’t live in the past is her commitment to creating beautiful clothing in a manner that respects both the planet and the people who inhabit it. Her handspun silk-georgette fabrics, produced sans carbon emissions, are block-printed by artisans in India.

The quality of the collection is clear, particularly when you view it up close as we did over New York Fashion Week. The handwoven silk is incredibly fine and light to the touch, with hand-stamped polka dots that revel in their subtle imperfections.

Other fabrics include GOTS-certified organic cotton dobby and cupro, both from Japan. “Now is the time to support them,” she tells Ecouterre of her decision to source from the beleaguered nation.

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