Fall/Winter 2011

Susan Woo Marries Luxury, Utility in Her Fall/Winter 2011 Eco-Fashion Line

COMPLETELY WOOED Made in Gotham’s fabled Garment District, the range spans from casual to evening-wear, with such planet-pandering materials as organic cotton dobby,…

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LiaMolly Wants to Bring Knitwear Manufacturing Back to the United States

COMING HOME Sudan’s love affair with knitting began when she was just 9 years old, and that passion continues to burn strong today. “I was lucky to know what I wanted to do with…

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VIDEO: H&M Unveils New "Conscious Collection" for Fall 2011

CONSCIOUS COLLECTION Awash in lace, tone-on-tone embroidery, and heady floral prints, the fall lineup borrows from the “sweet romance of Swedish folklore,” according to…

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Levi’s Unveils the World’s Oldest Pair of Jeans at Fall 2011 Fashion Preview

OLDIE BUT GOODIE The first pair of riveted denim jeans was patented by Levi Strauss and his partner Jacob Davis in 1872, so this ancient pair of pants isn’t far removed from the…

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EDUN Launches “Pioneers” Project to Showcase Men of Style, Substance (Including TOMS’s Blake Mycoskie!) at New York Fashion Week

MEN OF SUBSTANCE Shot by famed British photographer Ben Watts at New York City’s Milk Studios, the campaign will roll out each month through December, three pioneers at a time.…

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VIDEO: 3.1 Phillip Lim Promotes Fall 2011 Line With Sexy Girls on Bikes

You don’t need to tell us that girls look good on bikes, but designer Phillip Lim manages to amp up the glam quotient to an entirely new level. In “Girls on Bikes,” a…

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Orla Kiely Collaborates With People Tree on Ethical Fashion Collection

PEOPLE TREE x ORLA KIELY Considering how well the two play off each other, it’s surprising that this is Kiely’s first collection for the fair-trade pioneer. ” I think…

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Frock L.A. Offers Eco-Fashion That's High on Style, Low on Maintenance

ROCK THE FROCK Based in the City of Angels, where its wares are crafted, Frock L.A. sources its organic cotton, bamboo, and soy fabrics from domestic suppliers. The burgeoning label…

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Snoozer Loser Offers Brightly Hand-Printed Linen Frocks in Natural Dyes

Fancy meets function this fall with Snoozer Loser’s charming lineup of dresses, tunics, and trapeze tops, which the New York label hand-screens on 100 percent eco-linen using…

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Pendleton to Launch U.S.A.-Made "Portland Collection" in Fall (Photos)

MADE IN PORTLAND While Pendleton’s signature line leans towards classic lines and cuts, the Portland Collection is geared to young, informed consumers who don’t want to…

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At Chanel's Fall/Winter 2011 Couture Show, Shoes Double as Flashlights

Twinkle toes, anyone? The models on the Chanel Couture Fall/Winter 2011 runway in Paris on Tuesday may have been light on their feet, but we didn’t expect them to have lights on…

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Vivienne Westwood Debuts Upcycled Bags for Ethical Fashion Africa

WESTWOOD HO! The Autumn/Winter 2011 range carries 14 different styles of bags and accessories, for men and women. By working with the United Nations International Trade Centre, Westwood…

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Afia's Fair-Trade Fashion Gives West African Traditions a Modern Twist

“Who doesn’t love Friday?” asks Meghan Sebold, founder of the breakout fashion label, Afia. We couldn’t agree more. According to Sebold, whose studies in Ghana…

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Carrie Parry’s Modular Eco-Fashion Line Lets You Mix, Match Components at Will

Carrie Parry’s debut collection, “Mrs Montague,” tells a story about sustaining style through detachment. The Los Angeles designer’s primary inspiration was one…

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Project Runway's Gretchen Jones Debuts Eponymous Line For Fall 2011

BLACK TEARS, STRANGE DREAM For her eponymous label’s debut, Jones assembled a collection from sources as disparate as Frida Kahlo, Jean Michele Basquiat, Kurt Cobain, Buckminster…

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Samantha Pleet Channels Norse Mythology, Astronomy for Fall/Winter 2011

STARRY NIGHTS To bring the rich imagery she witnessed to life, Pleet worked with an embroiderer in New York City, where her garments are made. The result? A constellation of stars winks…

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Eko-Lab's Autumn 2011 Line is a Noir Fantasy Set in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN The name of Eko-Lab’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection, as tongue-twisting as it is, perfectly encapsulates the mood and pathos of the ensuing garments. “The…

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Kelly Lane Seeks Out Halley's Comet With Eco-Chic Fall/Winter 2011 Line

SEEING STARS Designer Kelly Lane isn’t one to shy away from color. For her eponymous label’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection, “Cosmos,” Lane imbues her pieces with…

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