Spring/Summer 2013

Carrie Parry: Traditional Fashion Calendar "Fuels Overconsumption"

Photo by Anton Oparin/Shutterstock “Today, Spring/Summer collections are debuted on the catwalk in September and October and delivered to stores between January and March while…

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CrOp by David Peck Goes on a Tropical Vacation for Summer 2013

CrOp by David Peck’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is a tall, cool drink of water on a sweltering summer’s day. Ethically produced in Houston, the womenswear line builds on…

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Topshop Launches Second Upcycled "Reclaim to Wear" Collection

TWICE AS NICE “We have been really proud to work with the Topshop team on the Reclaim To Wear collections, inspiring them to include upcycling as part of their practice,”…

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Myrrhia's Fine Knitwear is Crafted in California From Organic Cotton

Photos by Emily Sandifer This spring and summer, celebrate the warm weather with sustainable, lightweight knitwear from Myrrhia Fine Knitwear. Created from sustainable merino wool,…

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Matt Bernson Repurposes EDUN's African Textiles Into Camo-Print Shoes

A good find is a terrible thing to waste. Thank the fashion gods, then, that EDUN didn’t chuck its leftover Spring/Summer 2013 fabrics into the trash heap. Instead, the socially…

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Alexander McQueen Takes Up Beekeeping at Paris Fashion Week

Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton gave Paris Fashion Week attendees something to buzz home about. Bees, butterflies, honeycombs, and wildflowers flitted down the runway in a…

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Chanel Lines Runway With Wind Turbines, Solar Panels at Spring 2013 Paris Fashion Week

Karl Lagerfeld might have renewable energy on the brain. (Or not. It’s hard to tell with a man who once shipped a 265-ton iceberg from Sweden as a runway centerpiece.) For his…

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Did Céline Skin the Cast of Sesame Street to Make Furry Shoes?

Phoebe Philo, who had her third child in April, definitely knows the way to Sesame Street. How else do you explain the fur-clad pumps and pool sandals at Céline’s Spring/Summer…

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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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Vivienne Westwood Wants a Climate Revolution at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

VIVA LA REVOLUTION Westwood donned the same garb earlier this month at the Paralympics closing ceremony, where she unfurled a giant banner that proclaimed “Climate…

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Christopher Raeburn Takes Flight at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week

Upcycling impresario Christopher Raeburn returned to London Fashion Week on Sunday with his Spring/Summer 2013 women’s collection—the second he’s dedicated to the fairer…

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Hot Green Designers at Spring/Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week

We came, we saw, we chronicled the hottest green shows at Spring/Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week. Get the complete rundown below, and let us know which collections are your…

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Assembly New York is a Culture Clash at Spring 2013 NY Fashion Week

GLOBAL MASHUP Founded by Armas in 2008, Assembly began as an “artisan hub” of international and hard-to-find luxury labels, along with curated vintage and objets…

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Suzanne Rae is a Minimalist Dream at Spring 2013 NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre A chance encounter with the work of photographer Francesca Woodman provided the kernel of inspiration that led to Suzanne Rae’s Spring/Summer…

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Holmes & Yang Raids Katie Holmes's Closet at Spring '13 NY Fashion Week

WHAT KATIE DID Despite the canny timing, reviews have been mixed: The New York Times’ Eric Wilson said that none of the 14 outfits were “especially interesting other than…

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John Bartlett Travels to Greece, India for Spring 2013 NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Inspired from his travels from Mykonos to Mumbai, John Bartlett channeled a masculine yet soft and laid-back style at his Spring/Summer 2013 show at…

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Gretchen Jones Pays Tribute to Joan Baez at Spring 2013 NY Fashion Week

JONES ON JOANS “My collections are inspired by a piece of literature and the album I listen to most or what’s connected to the literature,” Jones tells Ecouterre.…

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