Spring/Summer 2011

Schmidttakahashi Uses iPhone Tech to Track Upcycled Garments' History

Even as art-school classmates in Berlin, Eugenie Schmidt and Mariko Takahashi shared a fascination for people and what they wore. The kindred spirits soon launched Schmidttakahashi, a…

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Andean Collection Adds Felt Fedoras, Infinity Scarves; Unveils New Logo

COLOR ERUPTION Named after Ecuador’s fourth-highest volcano, Antisana heralds another seismic shift—a new look and logo for the nearly three-year-old company. Expect dressier…

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Makool's Little White Organic Dresses Give the LBD a Run for Its Money

Consider the little black dress placed on notice. Crisp whites are right this season, particularly for Portland label Makool, which built its entire Spring/Summer 2011 collection around…

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Goodone Launches Affordable "Basics" Collection From Upcycled Fabrics

GOOD GOODS The Goodone Basics line is edgy, fun, and quintessentially London in its playfulness. Besides its more-attainable price range, the secondary label also differentiates itself…

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Turk + Taylor Recycles Hot-Air Balloon Into One-of-a-Kind Windbreakers

SECOND WIND The rest of the collection practically designed itself, but then Turk + Taylor, which cranks out its mens and womenswear in the Bay Area, has never shied away from…

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Titania Inglis Achieves "Almost Zero" Waste With Iceberg-Inspired Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Photos by Evan Browning Titania Inglis didn’t call her Spring/Summer 2011 collection “Almost Zero” for nothing. Waste reduction was an important consideration for the…

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Feral Childe's Channels Ancient Roman City of Tarquinia for Spring 2011

CIAO BELLA Feral Childe’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection, “Tarquinia,” explodes with festive colors, scorching prints, and Mediterranean vigor. Awash in digitally…

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Project Alabama Relaunches for Spring 2011 Under New Leadership

When Natalie “Alabama” Chanin launched Project Alabama in 2000, the concept of a community-based fashion label, crafted locally by hand, was at once revelation and…

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Speedo, From Somewhere Launch Full Range of Upcycled Swimsuit Couture

DIVING IN Besides the unlikely marriage of swimwear and haute couture, From Somewhere and Speedo are also making history with a new sartorial concept. “The range comprises a wide…

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Stewart + Brown Takes Us Eco-Globe-Trotting for Spring 2011

The sun will come out, tomorrow? Maybe if you live south of the equator or have a non-imaginary trust fund. For the rest of us poor shlubs, Stewart + Brown’s globe-trotting Spring…

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H&M Launches Eco-Chic "Conscious Collection" for Earth Month

CONSCIOUS EFFORT Unlike H&M’s previous stabs at sustainability—namely its “Waste” and “Garden” lines from 2010—the Conscious Collection will be a…

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The Andean Collection Adds Ecuadorian “Inspiration” Belts for Spring

Show Mother Nature who’s boss. Pierce through the wintry gloom with a serotonin-boosting belt, or faja, from The Andean Collection. Ethically handmade in Ecuador, where the…

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Eviana Hartman Designs Second Hessnatur Collection for Spring 2011

SUMMER LOVIN’ For her second diffusion collection with Hessnatur, Bodkin’s Eviana Hartman fashioned a series of easy, accessible pieces that channel the blitheness of…

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NYC’s Clodagh Design Studio Debuts Eco-Clothing Line With Hessnatur

WORLD TRAVELER Hessnatur by Clodagh is the ethical apparel brand’s third exclusive designer collection. Clodagh, who heads up the award-winning Clodagh Design studio in New York…

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Alicia Silverstone Designs New EcoTools Collection for Spring 2011

Whoever said you had to be cruel to be kind obviously hasn’t met actress-turned-author Alicia Silverstone. Silverstone, a vocal vegan advocate, has designed a second line of…

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Norway Makes History by Banning Fur From Oslo Fashion Week

Photos by Dmitry Valberg Any fur that flies at Oslo Fashion Week in February will be strictly metaphorical. Norway has become the first country to ban animal pelts from its biannual…

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Body Shop, London College of Fashion Launch Eco-Friendly Makeup Line

Fashion and beauty are so intertwined that you’d sooner ask a star athlete to give up inappropriate texting than tease one from the other. So it should surprise no one that The…

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Jai's Coral-Inspired Spring 2011 Collection is Dyed With Local Produce

Photos by Lou Rouse Known for its “playfully regal” aesthetic, Jai has delivered a Spring/Summer 2011 collection that is equally as ebullient. Inspired by the fragile beauty…

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