Monday, April 28, 2008

NY Times Magazine Does Green Fashion; But Who Will Wear It?

Giambattista Valli’s biopolymer (corn based) dress $10,000 at Barneys

Yesterday's (April 27th, 2008) NY Times Magazine published this article on eco fashion. The article itself was interesting enough. Although at one point, they quote Earth Pledge founder Leslie Hoffman as saying that ' line-drying clothes is a forgotten luxury'. Uggh, as if!

Doo.ri's abaca (Phillipine banana leaf) cocktail dress $1,395 at Barneys

Unfortunately, the accompanying images of green style from traditional designers looked, well.... dirty. Contrary to what this photo shoot might lead readers to believe, sustainable fashion doesn't mean your hair is perpetually mussed, that you can't wear shoes, or that all of the looks must cost over $900 bucks.

Behnaz Sarafpour organic cotton shirt dress $1,200 by request at Barneys

Right on to the NY Times for having stylistic panache and eco-foresight to put this shoot together. But, next time call us GSpotters first! We will hook ya'll up with more affordable and sassy clothes, give your models sweet footwear and hairstyles, and make going green look so much less painful then your photos did.


Condo Blues said...

I applaud the effort to show that you don't have to look like a hippie when wearing green clothing but it would be nice to actually be able to _see_ what the front of the clothing looks like in the photo spread!

Hapa_Lee said...

I completely agree with condo blues. I can't wait to transition my wardrobe into all eco-friendly. I can't always afford it but I love looking at eco-friendly fashion

Margaret said...

Hey Hapa_Lee, check out affordable eco-fashion options at Target (Rogan Gregory coming on May 15!) and Wal Mart.

Ginger said...

I agree with Condo blues and hapa_lee it seems like we're definitely on the same page. In fact, did you know that Levi's sells organic denim? That's great for me because that's one of the only brands that come in long for these stilts of mine.

Eco-fashion is what got me to cross over to the green side. Now I do more than just the whole "recycle, re-use, and reduce thing". One of the most interesting things that I've done so far was switch to bioheat. It's awesome! My wardrobe won't be the only thing made of organic materials. Bioheat is made of heating oils and every-day organic materials like soybean oil. I know it sounds funky, but don't knock it until you try it. It makes my winter green and cozy.

Working for NORA is how I found out about eco-fashion and how important it is that we take care of the environment. I always get really great info and tips from:

Check it out and see what other things besides eco-fashion are out there.