NEW YORK — Held in ABC Carpet & Home, the eco-friendly "FutureFashion" show Wednesday included looks from 12 designer lines such as Halston, Peter Som, Daryl K, and Oscar de la Renta.
Collaborating with hundreds of designers and labels in an ongoing project to promote sustainable fashion, the nonprofit organization Earth Pledge provided them with over 600 different types of renewable, reusable, nonpolluting materials including bamboo, organic denim, organic cotton and wool, and hemp silks. A portion of the proceeds from the event, co-hosted by House & Garden, will establish a green roof on a housing project in the Bronx.
Some 400 guests socialized to a mix of world music, while models standing on white blocks towered above the crowd. The short presentation featured looks such as a Lela Rose black sasawashi dress with a scalloped hem and a recycled metal-embellished décolleté, and a de la Renta cream hemp silk tiered gown with an iridescent cream corn fiber overlay, coupled with Te Casan shoes made of recycled scarves. The looks presented were not for sale, but were part of the nonprofit's initiative to encourage designers to use green fashion.
Skeptics label the green movement as a trend, but ABC chief executive officer and creative director Paulette Cole sees it differently. "It's a critical tipping point and a new way of being an entrance into a new age without using the trendiness of those words. People taking responsibility, nurturing and taking care of our planet and each other is well beyond a trend. We're growing up and our awareness is maturing."
Designer Bahar Shahpar cited a consumer demand and accessibility on both ends of the market as valid reasons to pursue green fashion. "Ten years from now the idea of being sustainable is not going to be something uncommon," added designer Lara Miller.
Others pinpoint a need to diversify the use of materials in fashion.
"We need a revolution. I hope that is what we're in the middle of. The industry is a dozen or more years behind, but the materials we have today are light years ahead of materials we had three years ago," said Leslie Hoffman, executive director of Earth Pledge.She said the fashion industry is so behind the rest of the green movement because the industry is predicated on the need to always be new and throw away the old; what the green fashion movement focuses on is quality and durability. "This is an invitation to designers coming out of school because things can no longer be beautiful but toxic," she said.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)