NEW YORK — “Who hasn’t got enough stuff?” Simon Collins asked the audience at the “Green: The Trending Color in Fashion” event Thursday.
Collins, dean of the school of fashion at Parsons The New School for Design and the moderator of the event at the Condé Nast auditorium, was making the point that fashion and sustainability don’t immediately seem to have much in common. “Vivienne Westwood once said, ‘Don’t buy my clothes,’ when she was asked what she’d do about sustainability,” he said at the event, which was sponsored by H&M and Vogue.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"