Fall/Winter 2012

Susan Woo Wins 2013 Ecco Domani Award for Sustainable Design

Congratulations are in order for New York City designer Susan Woo. The Gotham native is the 2013 winner of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award for Sustainable Design, a mantle…

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Lemlem's Supermodel-Approved Garments Support Ethiopian Livelihoods

PRODIGAL DAUGHTER Like its founder, Lemlem’s approach is to “keep things easy yet luxurious.” Characterized by clean lines, neutral hues, and splashes of color, its…

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Vaute Couture's Vegan Coats Combine Elegance, Whimsy for Fall 2012

VOTE VEGAN Constructed in New York City, where Hilgart is now based, the critter-friendly toppers are as warm as they are “super crazy soft,” according to the designer.…

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Stella McCartney Introduces Biodegradable Soles for Fall/Winter 2012

Stella McCartney’s fall lineup of pumps and boots isn’t just kind to animals; it’s also gentle on the environment. First spotted on the Paris Fashion Week runways in…

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Beautiful Soul's "Olivia Rose" Collection Marries Vintage Kimonos, English Craftsmanship

LOVE LETTER Woods was particularly inspired by the love letters her grandmothers wrote to their sweethearts, many of them in code, during World War II. An original print, clad in bright…

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Eon Promotes Supply-Chain Transparency, Gunslinging for Fall 2012

CALAMITY JANE Their fateful excursion resulted in a lineup of dresses, tops, bodysuits, and leggings characterized by loose volumes, luxe fabrics, and artisanal embellishments. Mineral…

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Jaida Hay Creates Fluid Ethical Garments Inspired by...Sumo Wrestling?

SUMO LIKE IT HOT Hay, whose interest was piqued after she watched a movie about the sport, observed that sumo’s painstaking ceremony masked its less savory aspects. Its parallels…

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Carrie Parry Enlists Regular Women to Model Bauhaus-Inspired Fall Line

ALL THE REAL GIRLS Parry was inspired by the clean lines and geometric shapes of the Bauhaus movement, as well as the unbridled colors of Holi, a Hindu festival that celebrates the…

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Auralis Marries Tropical Flair With Scottish Craftsmanship for Fall 2012

ISLAND-HOPPING “Iris Chacón was a character I grew up watching in Puerto Rico,” Herrero-Lugo says. “She had a variety show in the island for over 15 years. She…

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Prophetik Channels Princess Grace at Autumn 2012 London Fashion Week

COURTLY LOVE It’s refreshing to see a collection that features options for both men and women. Garner uses all-natural dyes derived from plants grown on the gardens of his estate in…

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Watch Costello Tagliapietra's Celeb-Studded Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week Show (Video)

Static images seldom do runway shows any justice, particularly when they’re as dynamic as Costello Tagliapietra’s Fall/Winter 2012 debut at New York Fashion Week. Watch our…

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Simia Mineralis: Ada Zanditon Debuts Short Film at Autumn 2012 London Fashion Week

Photos by Christine de Léon for Ecouterre No ordinary lookbook will do for Ada Zandition. The British designer, who launched her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection at London Fashion Week…

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24 Hot Green Designers at Fall/Winter 2012 New York Fashion Week

SEEING GREEN AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK + Organic by John Patrick + Raleigh Denim + Gretchen Jones + Assembly New York + Titania Inglis + Lauren Moffatt + Costello Tagliapietra +…

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Samantha Pleet Revives Romanticism at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

Photos by Dan Lecca It’s a little distressing to see Samantha Pleet without a hat. Emerging at the end of her Fall/Winter 2012 debut at New York Fashion Week—Pleet is part of a…

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Mara Hoffman's Shaman Cowboys Ride at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

BLAZING SADDLES Wearing oversize “Magic Carpet” print scarves and wide-brimmed hats by MLE Hagen, the models slink past a celeb-filled front row that includes reality-TV…

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Suzanne Rae is Faux Real at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

Photos by Brit Liggett for Ecouterre Who needs fur when you could have faux as flirty and fun as the foxy stoles and multi-“tailed” boleros that came floating down the…

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John Bartlett Hits the Docks at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

REAL MEN DON’T KILL Newly vegan, Bartlett didn’t want to show a collection until he transitioned his signature aesthetic to sustainable and cruelty-free materials. For his…

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Leanne Marshall Dreams of Glaciers at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

ICE, ICE BABY Indeed, you won’t find a lick of wool in Marshall’s fall lineup; organza, chiffon, duchess satin, bamboo, shantung, and charmeuse have complete dominion,…

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