Here’s the eco-fashion mashup we’ve all been waiting for: Ethical It girl Summer Rayne Oakes is lending her name and statuesque figure to the The Uniform Project for the March installation of its Little Black Dress “Pilot” series. Oakes co-designed her take on the LBD with her friends Terri and Sandy Rosenthal, the mother-daughter duo behind couture label Carasan. She’ll be logging all 31 permutations of the ’50s style frock—which can be worn in multiple ways, including a harem-style playsuit—online at The Uniform Project, where people can learn more about Oakes’ styling choices, as well as donate to her chosen do-gooding enterprise, Charity: Water.
SAME DRESS, DIFFERENT DAY
Made from a blend of 70 percent silk and 30 percent hemp charmeuse, the LBD features a flirty pink underskirt derived from handwoven Thai silk and a plain-weave combination of organic cotton and hemp—all from Oakes’ Source4Style materials portal, of course.
Payless will be matching dollar-to-dollar (up to $10,000) all donations made to Charity: Water.
Oakes will be embellishing her outfit with shoes and accessories from Payless ShoeSource, the co-creator of her Zoe & Zac eco-fashion label. Plus, Payless will be matching, dollar-to-dollar up to $10,000, all donations made to Charity: Water through the donation button at The Uniform Project.
And for anyone who donates $10 or more to the charity in March, Payless will also deliver a 50 percent offer on a single Zoe & Zac purchase through 2011.