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Eco-fashion is more than a passing trend

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    Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre To say that Samantha Pleet’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is epic isn’t a matter of hyperbole. Presented at the Wolverine store in Manhattan’s Lower East Side at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday, “Sands of Time” draws its cues from the ancient societies of the Fertile Crescent and the 19th [...]

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    Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre No huge surprises at Costello Tagliapietra’s Spring/Summer 2013 show at New York Fashion Week on Thursday. The burly duo, who are living proof that two heads are better than one, dispatched a heady procession of dresses that rippled down the runway in fresh, painterly prints and vivid jewel-toned solids. [...]

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    Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Mara Hoffman spiced up the runway at New York Fashion Week on Saturday with her colorful prints and swimsuits. The extensive collection included long dresses, tunics, sports jackets, mid-calf skirts, and shorts. As usual, Hoffman left no details unattended in selecting an exotic, artfully crafted set of accessories to [...]

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    Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre. Deserts aren’t the barren wildernesses they’re made out to be. Like the vivid bouquets that spring unexpectedly from the arid landscape, Laura Siegel’s Spring/Summer 2013 line juxtaposes somber hues of olive, umber, and terracotta with bursts of neon, electric pink, and emerald. “The collection is about life in the [...]

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    Read the rest of Gretchen Jones Pays Tribute to Joan Baez at Spring 2013 NY Fashion Week © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Driven by the same cultural and social factors, fashion and music have shared an inextricable bond since the 1950s, when the first rumblings of malaise and discontent rippled among the youth of America and the United Kingdom. More than a diversion, the way you dressed (and what you listened to) became both a medium of [...]

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    Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Whatever you do, don’t call Osklen an eco-fashion brand, Oskar Metsavaht, the Brazilian label’s founder, tells Ecouterre backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Tuesday. Consider it instead a purveyor of luxury goods that happens to use ecological materials—fish leather and vegetable-dyed waste silk among them—and processes. “Endless Summer,” Osklen’s [...]

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    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 New York Fashion Week on Tuesday. “The idea is kind of a travelogue. There’s a real Mediterranean flavor mixed in with a very exotic Indian [...]

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    Read the rest of Holmes & Yang Raids Katie Holmes’s Closet at Spring ’13 NY Fashion Week © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    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 2013 collection. Presented at the Philippine Center at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday—Rae was born in the Philippines but raised in New Jersey—the minimalist range “explores a [...]

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    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 favorites. ASSEMBLY NEW YORK SPRING/SUMMER 2013 > COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA SPRING/SUMMER 2013 > EDUN SPRING/SUMMER 2013 > GRETCHEN JONES SPRING/SUMMER 2013 > HOLMES & YANG SPRING/SUMMER [...]

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    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 sex. His springboard for inspiration? The concept of flight, or more specifically, the first female aviators. Raeburn stumbled upon a cache of ’50s-era flight maps, printed on silk instead of paper so [...]

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    Read the rest of Vivienne Westwood Wants a Climate Revolution at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 15 Green Designers at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week’s Estethica Showcase Read the rest of 15 Green Designers at Spring 2013 London Fashion Week’s Estethica Showcase © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of EcoSalon, Textile Arts Center Host a Sustainable Fashion’s Night Out © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 10 Biggest Excuses For Not Paying a Living Wage (And Why They Suck) Read the rest of 10 Biggest Excuses For Not Paying a Living Wage (And Why They Suck) © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | 3 comments | Add to del.icio.us

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    Read the rest of 7 More Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet Read the rest of 7 More Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Haunting Your Closet © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | One comment | Add to del.icio.us

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    As Emmy Rossum and Zooey Deschanel like to remind us, cotton is the fabric of our lives. Yet its snow-white facade masks a less-than-rosy reality. Leah Borromeo, a journalist and filmmaker based in London, wants to unravel the complex web of “debts, pesticides, and suicides” that surrounds the fibers of our clothing. Nearly 300,000 Indian [...]

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    Read the rest of 14 Eco-Chic Gifts You Can Make Yourself (DIY Tutorials) Read the rest of 14 Eco-Chic Gifts You Can Make Yourself (DIY Tutorials) © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | 2 comments | Add to del.icio.us

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    Hankering for more wearable innovations? Lose yourself in our archives. © Ecouterre, 2012. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us

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