Prophetik designer Jeff Garner’s latest eco-friendly collection entitled “Artists Wonderment” is inspired by the court of Louis XV. Featuring all natural plant and earth based colours. Ripped silks and organic velour are combined with 100 year old southern quilts, handed down from Jeff’s grandmother.
The classic stylish gowns show why Jeff has dressed many celebrities including Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow and most recently Livia Firth, wife of Oscar winner Colin Firth, for the Golden Globes.
In addition to the luxurious gowns and well tailored jackets this men’s and women’s show featured live performances by actor/musician Thomas Ian Nicholas and local bluegrass band Viper Central
Designer/Recycling Activist/Project Runway Finalist Kim Cathers wears many hats but on this night at Eco Fashion Week she was her to debut her latest Kdon clothing collection. All of the fabric for her 100% recycled eco-friendly line is sourced from Our Social Fabric a local textile recycling non-profit organization.
Designer Margarita Angelatos’ second line at Eco Fashion Week, Peridot Kiss (her other being Red Jade) is another eco-friendly, comfortable, casual, hemp clothing collection made for today’s woman. This line is aimed to bring high quality style at an affordable price point to women of all ages.
Designer Margarita Angelatos is one busy artist, not only is the 2008 Generation Next Award winner presenting a new Red Jade collection at Eco Fashion Week but also has a second line, Peridot Kiss.
With a mantra – Love, Laugh, Play – Red Jade highlights feminine comfortable garments right for today’s busy confident women…or very young women as demonstrated by the debut model of the show, who we took to be the designer’s young daughter, a real heartbreaker in the making.
zero.0.lab is a collaborative project developed by artist/designer, Katherine Soucie to produce an in house design label for My Sister’s Closet, a non-profit thrift store program in Vancouver. These garments, debuted at Eco Fashion Week, are a way to repurpose materials donated that are not able to be resold in the thrift store. This project will not only serve to develop opportunities for research and exploration but will encourage a more localized means of creative and cultural production.
The We3 collective of Glencora Twigg, Jessica Vaira and Christine Hotton showed their Fall 2011 collection at Eco Fashion Week 2. Together they bring their individual aesthetics – clean lined modern, edgy tailoring and comfort and creativity – to the collection blending it into a combination of funky, tribal comfort.
Lav & Kush debuted their latest Vancouver made, eco-conscious collection during Eco Fashion Week 2. Featuring Hemp, Hemp-Blend, Organic Cotton and Bamboo fabrics that gave their well tailored fashionable-casual garments an “Eco-Luxurious”look and feel.