Spring/Summer 2012

Feng Ho's Print-Happy Eco-Fashion Collection Boosts Livelihoods in Malawi

GRAPHIC STATEMENT Malawi is one of the poorest countries on the planet, with more than half of its population living in extreme poverty, according to the World Health Organization. In…

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CuteCircuit Launches Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry's LED Gown!)

You don’t have to be Katy Perry to electrify the red carpet, whether literally, figuratively, or both. The wearable-technology wizards at CuteCircuit have unveiled ready-to-wear…

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11 Things We Learned from H&M's 2011 Sustainability Report

CONSCIOUS COLLECTION To its credit, H&M doesn’t paint a perfect picture. It wasn’t so long ago that the fashion chain was raked over the coals for destroying perfectly…

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Beyond Skin Offers Playful, Retro-Inspired Vegan Footwear for Spring 2012

FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION Dean’s material of choice is Dinamica, a suede-like microfiber derived from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. In fact, Beyond Skin is the…

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CrOp by David Peck Celebrates New Orleans' Resilience for Spring 2012

CRESCENT RISING Although not a New Orleans resident himself—Peck hails from Houston—but the designer was immediately drawn to the historic city. This isn’t the first time…

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H&M Conscious Debuts Eco-Chic "Glamour" Collection for Spring

GREEN GOWNS If the looks evoke a sense of déjà vu, your instincts don’t deceive you. In October, Amanda Seyfried wore the blue tuxedo blazer and short at the London premiere of…

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Orla Kiely Re-Teams With People Tree on Spring Eco-Fashion Collection

CHARM OFFENSIVE Kiely keeps her silhouettes simple, allowing her prints speak for themselves. “I have always loved the 60’s and 70’s where the pattern was intrinsic to the…

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Eileen Fisher Extends Commitment to Environmental, Social Responsibility

BLUESIGN-APPROVED To craft its spring collection, Eileen Fisher worked closely with Bluesign, one of the world’s most stringent textile standards for environmental protection and…

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Hessnatur Collaborates With Award-Winning Designers for Spring 2012

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Pining for spring already? Tide yourself over with a sneak preview of Hessnatur’s upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which features…

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Carrie Parry’s Spring 2012 Line Channels French Films of Jean-Luc Godard

CITY OF LIGHTS Parry borrowed cues from classic Parisian style, as well as the romance and whimsy of Godard’s early 1960s films, particularly A Woman is a Woman. And while their…

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Issey Miyake's Spring 2012 Line Offers Hope, Renewal for Japan at Paris Fashion Week

Photos by British Vogue Issey Miyake was all abloom at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday with Yoshiyuki Miyamae’s official coming-out as lead designer, a gambit to rejuvenate a brand…

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Vivienne Westwood Debuts Gold Label Spring 2012 at Paris Fashion Week, Thinks Confucianism May Save Planet

“I have always loved the Mao cap, though I hate violent revolution.” Thus spake legendary British designer Vivienne Westwood, who cites China as the key inspiration behind…

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6 Hot Trends at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

#1: LITE-BRITE Bright bursts of neon and other zesty hues lit up the runway this season, from highlighter yellow fluorescent green. Mara Hoffman featured retina-scorching neons with a…

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11 Hot Green Designers at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

SEEING GREEN AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK + Suno + Suzanne Rae + Chris Benz + Duro Olowu + EDUN (Video) + Mara Hoffman + Leanne Marshall (Video) + Costello Tagliapietra (Video) + Gretchen…

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Suzanne Rae Returns to Simpler Times With Her Spring 2012 Line at New York Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Earthquakes, nuclear meltdowns, stock-market crashes; is it any wonder that Suzanne Rae yearns for simpler times? Showcasing her Spring/Summer 2012…

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Costello Tagliapietra Spring 2012 Runway at New York Fashion Week

Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra had one thing in mind when they started designing their Spring/Summer 2012 collection and that was romance. With their ice-blue Grecian gowns…

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Suno Glams Its Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Up for New York Fashion Week

Photos by Don Brodie for Ecouterre Suno’s Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty have never shied from clashing, prismatic prints that almost appear etched in fabric. At their inaugural…

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Duro Olowu's Spring 2012 Line Delivers Optimism Through Adversity at New York Fashion Week

OCEAN VOYAGE The women aboard the Windrush were “impeccably dressed beacons of optimism,” Olowu tells Ecouterre, with an “elegant and sharp style which they maintained…

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