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October 22, 2008

D&A Greenmarket: Ecofashion in LA.

The article begins with that ubertrite line about how eco-responsible, fair-labor fashion doesn’t have to look like a hemp sack. If I read that tired line one more time, I’m gonna pull on my American Apparel undies, tube socks, vintage (reused) bellbottoms from my local vintage shoppe, fasten my local dead cow hand-tooled cowboy belt with vintage buckle, snap up my vintage cowboy shirt and resoled old cowboy boots and do my best Travolta hip-dropping strut up the street to said cliche-spinning freelancers and force their noses into one of our countless ecofashion spreads.

Ecofashion is moral, it’s upright, it’s green, and it’s hot. End of story, beginning of green fashionista revolucion.

The rest of the Times’ little blog is interesting, however:

Excerpt:

“…At a cocktail reception Saturday evening, the chic greenies Angela Lindvall and Adrian Grenier, her co-host on “Alter Eco,” a show on the Planet Green channel, checked out the latest collections from familiar names like Edun, Alabama Chanin and Tomsshoes, as well as new discoveries like Mr. Larkin, a mother-daughter duo from San Francisco who gave their sophisticated separates a romantic flourish with vintage sequins. One of the standouts of the show was the Hypernova collection from Risto Bimbiloski, a former knitwear designer for Louis Vuitton, featuring silk dresses digitally printed with starry images from the Hubble telescope and sewn by women in his native Macedonia.

“It’s not a future,” said a happily exhausted Kramer, “if it’s happening now.”

Here’s the rest of the Times article.

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