Sustainable fashion and zero waste guru Daniel Silverstein wowed the Express buyer with his male and female denim creations on the most recent episode of Fashion Star.
Sustainable designer Daniel Silverstein got his groove back during Friday’s episode of NBC’s Fashion Star, selling a gorgeous (and let’s face it, more mainstream than he’s used to) top to Saks Fifth Avenue for a whopping $180,000.
Daniel overcame substantial obstacles and turned his luck around this week. I’m impressed, but not surprised. Can’t wait to see what he comes up with next episode!
For more on Daniel’s sustainable, zero-waste fashion line, 100%NY, check out the HeartSleeves profile.
I have been a huge fan of Daniel Silverstein’s work since I first met him and profiled his line, 100% NY back in April of last year. Not only are his designs unique and amazing, they are handmade in Brooklyn with eco-friendly fabrics and generate almost zero waste.
I was thrilled to hear that Daniel would be a contestant on season 2 of NBC’s Fashion Star, and just watched the first 2 episodes in which he totally kicked ass. These designs are now for sale on the Saks and Macy’s websites, and hopefully there’ll be more to come soon:
At the start of Paris Fashion Week Monday, the Green Carpet Challenge launched its brand mark on a collection of sustainable handbags created by Gucci. The production of the bags – which was conducted in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and Rainforest Alliance – adhered to strict environmental and ethical standards.
Livia Firth, creator of the Green Carpet Challenge and founder of Eco Age, announced the news on her blog Tuesday. The aim of the GCC is to raise the profile of sustainable fashion in the public eye. With the Gucci partnership, they’ve done it again.
The great leather debate rages on. Can it be ethical? Can’t it?
I’ve written about this before, and am personally of the opinion that as long as cattle are raised for meat, there ought to be an ethical and environmentally friendly way to process leather. I know some vegans and veggies will disagree, but that’s the beauty of debate, right?
But if any leather is ethical, these handbags are. Livia explained the choice of partner and material: Continue reading
Emmy Rossum wore this fairy tale dress to the pre-Oscar party thrown by Global Green USA in support of green schools and communities.
The dress, designed by Oliver Tolentino (who also dressed Lincoln actress Gloria Reuben for the Oscars) was naturally dyed with hand-woven fabric made from a blend of abaca (Manila) hemp, Philippine silk and the pineapple fiber. The sheer overlay at the bodice was embellished with multiple rosette cut-outs and freshwater pearls.
I loved her in Phantom of the Opera. Anyone seen Shameless?