Worried about showing up at a cocktail party wearing the same exact outfit as someone else? You won’t have that problem (well, the chances will be very slim) with Mika Machida’s super-unique and eco-friendly collection of beautiful animal-print dresses, tunics, and tops. These are not your everyday average animalia-inspired looks, either. With avant-garde cuts that mimic the shape of a flamingo’s wing or an elephant’s floppy ear, Machida really gets to the heart of why we love each creature.
Not only is Mika an animal lover, she is also a member of EKO-LAB, a collection of eco-designers in New York City affiliated with Ekovaruhuset, one of our favorite eco-boutiques. Another reason we absolutely adore Mika’s clothes, which are made of sustainably sourced materials such as organic cotton, bamboo, and wool: They’re a fashion-forward alternative for everyone out there who wants to get the exotic look of wearing an animal without actually wearing an animal. What a great alternative to fur or leather—definitely vegan friendly, too!