Stella McCartney has designed a “feminine and sensual” post-double-mastectomy compression bra in honor of her mother, the late Linda McCartney, who passed away in 1998 following a three-year bout with breast cancer. Unlike most bras of its ilk, which favor sexless utilitarianism over aesthetics, “Louise Listening” pale-pink lace details in addition to technical support and comfort. Featuring a front zip for ease, the bra includes deep sides, a wide underband, and no underwires to hamper the post-surgical healing process.
JELLYFISH LEATHER \ˈje-lē-ˌfish ˈle-thər\
n. 1. A cow-free textile proposed by Yurii Kasao, a design-products graduate from London’s Royal College of Art. 2. Can be cut, sewn, and remolded just like cow leather, without the need for toxic and environmentally destructive tanning processes. 3. A potential way to control the numbers of a venomous invasive species that wreaks destruction on marine life and ecosystems. 4. One application for the jellyfish “mulch” that robotic shredders off the South Korea coastline leave behind.
Join Ecouterre and the Museum of the City New York on Thursday evening, September 24, for a spirited discussion about sustainable and ethical fashion in New York City. Yours truly will be moderating a distinguished panel comprising Timo Rissanen, assistant professor of fashion design and sustainability at Parsons The New School for Design; Tara St. James of Study NY and Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator; and award-winning designer Yeohlee Teng. Tickets are free for museum members, $12 for students and seniors, and $16 for members of the general public. You can also get an early-bird rate of $10 if you reserve your seat online with the code FASHION15.
You Are What You Wear: New York’s Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Trade
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10029
Sept. 24, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join the gang at Manufacture New York in Brooklyn next week for a two-day symposium on natural fibers, local textile production, and sustainability in fashion. The program is a whirlwind of activities, including fiber-processing, dyeing, and felting workshops and a panel discussion featuring some of the industry’s leading authorities: Author and educator Sass Brown, Parsons The New School for Design’s Timo Rissanen, designer Daniel Silverstein, and artist-designer Mimi Prober.
From Farm to Fabric
Manufacture New York
Liberty View Industrial Plaza
850 Third Avenue, 7th Flr.
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Chromat had more than its shape-shifting “Adrenaline” dress up its sleeve at New York Fashion Week on Friday. The label also took to the runway to unveil the “Aeros,” a high-tech sports bra that responds to changes in respiration, body temperature, and sweat. Embedded with Intel’s “Curie” microchip, the undergarment features tiny air vents that open to cool the wearer down during vigorous exercise, preventing overheating.
Ellen Degeneres is facing a maelstrom of criticism after the talkshow host—and self-professed vegan—launched a fashion line that includes leather and suede shoes. Manufactured by in Brazil by the Camuto Group, the billion-dollar enterprise that sources footwear for Tory Burch and Nine West, among others, the ED by Ellen shoe collection is available at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City, where they average at $200 per pair. “I am so excited for my brand to partner with the Camuto Group,” Degeneres, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ 2010 Woman of the Year, told WWD earlier this month. “They say you have to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to really know how they feel. Well, now you can literally walk a mile in my shoes, or even further if you choose.”
Anyone who has surprised a cat knows that raised hackles—a way of artificially inflating one’s size in the face of danger—are a classic “fight or flight” behavior. Somewhere in our evolutionary history, humans lost that ability. But Chromat, the so-called “architectural sportswear” designer beloved by the likes of Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, has found a way for people—and women, in particular—to look physically imposing when threatened. The “Adrenaline” dress, which debuted at New York Fashion Week on Friday, uses biometric sensors to keep tabs on its wearer’s adrenaline levels. Powered by Intel’s button-sized “Curie” chip, the garment features hourglass-shaped “wings” that expand and retract in response to variations in breathing and heart rates.
Justine Lassoff and Katie Bogue Miller may have sold off their “Gilt for eco-fashion” a year after its inception, but that hasn’t stemmed their desire to spread healthy and conscious living to the masses. The duo’s latest brainwave? Love Goodly, a subscription box that delivers natural, eco-friendly products and samples to your doorstep for $35—or less, depending on your plan—every other month. Each crate promises to be packed full of organic, vegan-friendly treats. The one we received included a Vaute racerback tank, a Christy Robinson recycled-aluminum pendant, Hurraw lip balm, LVX nail polish, and Pukka tea. You can also purchase the items à la carte through Love Goodly’s online storefront.
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