Spring/Summer 2013

Atelier Laure Paschoud's Modular Clothing Lets You Customize Your Look

The driving force behind Laure Paschoud’s collections for her label, Atelier Laure Paschoud, is the ability for each piece to tell a story. Whether inspired by a concept, like…

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Sara C Recreates "Nature's Edge" by Launching Eco-Ethical Collection

NATURAL PALETTE “Prints and color have always had to ability to transform my day, so I started Sara C to add a little color to everyday life,” Cohen tells…

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Svilu's NYC-Made Eco-Fashion Gives Tomboy Style a Sophisticated Twist

Both with backgrounds in design and fashion, Cosgrove and Polo wanted to create a brand that reflected their own ethical values. “We’ve always lived a sustainable…

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CrOp by David Peck Goes on a Tropical Vacation for Summer 2013

CrOp by David Peck’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is a tall, cool drink of water on a sweltering summer’s day. Ethically produced in Houston, the womenswear line builds on…

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Topshop Launches Second Upcycled "Reclaim to Wear" Collection

TWICE AS NICE “We have been really proud to work with the Topshop team on the Reclaim To Wear collections, inspiring them to include upcycling as part of their practice,”…

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Myrrhia's Fine Knitwear is Crafted in California From Organic Cotton

Photos by Emily Sandifer This spring and summer, celebrate the warm weather with sustainable, lightweight knitwear from Myrrhia Fine Knitwear. Created from sustainable merino wool,…

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ALAS: Australian All-Organic Sleepwear That Soothes Both Body, Mind

DUSK RHYTHMS Dircks and Elkin, who boast extensive backgrounds in textile and fashion design in Australia and the United Kingdom, glean their inspiration from the beauty of the great…

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Jaida Hay's Spring/Summer 2013 Collection Promotes "Less is More"

Born from a year of natural disasters, nuclear catastrophe, and financial collapse, Jaida Hay presents her Spring and Summer line for 2013. Entitled, “Less is More”, the collection…

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Iris van Herpen Debuts World's First 3D-Printed Flexible Dresses

PRINTABLE COUTURE Van Herpen and Oxman’s ensemble was the product of Stratsys’s “Objet Connex” multimaterial 3D-printing technology, which the company says…

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Alexander McQueen Takes Up Beekeeping at Paris Fashion Week

Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton gave Paris Fashion Week attendees something to buzz home about. Bees, butterflies, honeycombs, and wildflowers flitted down the runway in a…

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Chanel Lines Runway With Wind Turbines, Solar Panels at Spring 2013 Paris Fashion Week

Karl Lagerfeld might have renewable energy on the brain. (Or not. It’s hard to tell with a man who once shipped a 265-ton iceberg from Sweden as a runway centerpiece.) For his…

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Converse, Missoni Recycle Deadstock Fabrics Into One-of-a-Kind Sneakers

CONVERSE x MISSONI ARCHIVE Gary Card, a London-based set designer and illustrator, borrowed cues from the collection’s “star chevron” logo to create his oversized shoe…

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Nolcha Fashion Week Brings Green Designers to New York Fashion Week

Arrum Lilly Swaziland-based Arrum Lilly‘s colorful patchwork aesthetic is a happy byproduct of the recycled materials mixed into the line. Designer Tanya Aab collects upholstery…

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Central St. Martins Student Wins Estethica/Veolia Award for Best Upcycled Collection

Last Tuesday, the British Fashion Council announced that out of 12 Central Saint Martins BA graduates, Liora Lasselle won the Estethica/Veolia Re-Source Competition for her innovative…

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15 Green Designers at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week's Estethica Showcase

HONEST BY Honest By, Estethica’s “special guest,” is the first completely fashion label to promote complete transparency in price and manufacturing, according to Bruno…

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Vivienne Westwood Wants a Climate Revolution at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

VIVA LA REVOLUTION Westwood donned the same garb earlier this month at the Paralympics closing ceremony, where she unfurled a giant banner that proclaimed “Climate…

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Christopher Raeburn Takes Flight at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

Upcycling impresario Christopher Raeburn returned to London Fashion Week on Sunday with his Spring/Summer 2013 women’s collection—the second he’s dedicated to the fairer…

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The Green Cut: Livia Firth Enlists A-List Designers to Create Movie-Inspired Eco-Fashion

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE An exhibit of the dresses, sponsored by American Express, will be on view at Somerset House for the duration of London Fashion Week. “Our eight designers…

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