London Fashion Week

Felder Felder Eco-Friendly Dress is Basically 97 Percent Car

DRIVEWAY TO RUNWAY The “fully sustainable” textile, which is not yet available to fashion designers in significant quantities, was created in the same…

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PETA Wants You to Trick Fur-Wearers on Pinterest

Photo by mrmohock/Shutterstock This London Fashion Week, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Pinterest users to pull the wool over the eyes of fur- and leather-lovers—so…

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Christopher Raeburn Soars at Spring 2014 London Fashion Week

TAKING FLIGHT Raeburn deployed an array of technical fabrics, including decommissioned parachute silk—preserved in its original candy-pink hue—originally used in humanitarian aid…

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Richard Nicoll's "Tinkerbell" Gown Sets London Fashion Week Aglow

Richard Nicoll’s London Fashion Week outing had more than a smattering of faith, trust, and pixie dust. Sponsored by Disney, the Spring/Summer 2015 show featured five looks that…

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Stella McCartney, Livia Firth Launch Inaugural "Green Carpet Collection"

GREEN CARPET COLLECTION The 13 evening looks, which boast “delicate femininity and bold graphic abstraction,” comprise materials that are either recycled or certified…

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London Fashion Week Activists Stage Protest on Waterloo Bridge

As London kicked off its biannual Fashion Week at Somerset House Friday morning, an entirely different scene unfolded on nearby Waterloo Bridge. Campaigners from anti-poverty group War…

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Adidas by Stella McCartney Fetes Sustainability at London Fashion Week

ACTIVE ECO Adidas says it employed “advanced, eco-friendly” cutting techniques to ensure that at least 95 percent of the fabric went into the final product. (The industry…

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Net-a-Porter Collaborates With Victoria Beckham, Christopher Kane, Erdem in Support of Green Carpet Challenge

NET-A-PORTER x GREEN CARPET CHALLENGE Firth, Vogue editrix Anna Wintour, and Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massanet, who currently chairs the British Fashion Council, unveiled the…

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Lily Cole Opens Vivienne Westwood's London Fashion Week Show With an Interpretative Dance About Climate Change

Photo by Joel Ryan for Invision RED OR DEAD “The metaphor was the dance of the red shoes,” Westwood told the Associated Press backstage. Like the dancer snared by her shoes…

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Hand-Stitched Banners Spotlight Fashion Industry's Myriad Inequities

Photos by Robin Prime for Craftivist Collective The Crafivist Collective is fighting fashion with fashion, by launching a campaign of hand-cross stitched miniature banners that plea…

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Fashion "World Changer" Orsola De Castro Speaks Out On Textile Waste

In a perfect world, designers would have the ability to address all the environmental and social challenges fashion faces them with. For From Somewhere designer Orsola de Castro,…

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Louise Gray Goes "Derelict Chic" at Autumn 2013 London Fashion Week

SHABBY CHIC “I’m into recycling—it’s a nice concept,” Gray told British Vogue after the show. The designer, who once described her ideal client as “someone who is…

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Vivienne Westwood to Duchess Kate: Buy Less

Dame Vivienne Westwood has only one piece of counsel for the erstwhile Kate Middleton: Buy less. “I don’t have any advice to her, except I think it would be great if she…

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Prince Charles: "Nature Can Go Hand-in-Hand With Beautiful Clothes"

Photo by Jamie Roach/Shutterstock Livia Firth’s Green Carpet Challenge has received the royal seal of approval. In a letter read by Firth at the launch of “The Green…

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Hoyan Ip Turns Food Waste Into Buttons, Buckles, Other "Bio-Trimmings"

Waste not, want not: that’s the philosophy Hoyan Ip, a London-based designer, subscribes to. Her latest collection, dubbed “Bio-trimmings,” is a selection of buttons…

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Philip Treacy Lights Up London Fashion Week With Wacky LED Hats

LET THERE BE LIGHT Waldemeyer helped create two pieces for the collection. The first, inspired by the concept of weightlessness, involved whirring LED propellers that created a…

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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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