At the close of New York Fashion Week I was invited to a conscious fashion exhibition party called Esabitchin’. Naturally, I jumped at this offer because I love seeing sustainable fashion showcased by up-and-coming designers.
When we walked in there was a table set up with cards displaying the details of the event. Following the theme of sustainability, these cards were unique in that they could be planted and grown into the flowers pictured on the table.
The first designer that caught my attention was Lindy Fox. Her collection featured lots of earthy tones and geometric shapes. Fox uses upcycled material in order to create beautiful pieces like the ones featured above. If you are unfamiliar with the word upcycling, this means she reuses fabric that were once used for something else.
I then found my way to Zero Waste Daniel‘s presentation. His clothes are made from brightly-colored, crazy-patterned fabric scraps. Daniel is aiming to do big things, starting with saving three tons of pre consumer textile waste in 2016 alone. Not only does he make a statement with his designs but also with the purpose and goals behind them.
Last but not least is Study NY. This collection was definitely my favorite because it embodies my style the most. It is simple but makes a statement with the silhouettes and color-blocking of fabrics. Tara St James, the genius behind this brand, uses sustainable fabrics as well as ethical production methods to make each piece.
Dying over the sweater vest and denim blouse combination!
As for me, I of course had to sport my favorite sustainable fashion brand for the night, EILEEN FISHER. I am wearing one of my favorite silk dresses of hers and knee-high, suede boots. Be sure to read about my EILEEN FISHER experience for all the scoop on the brand’s latest sustainability projects.
A night of fashion wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of art as well. Throughout the event this artist was live painting on a canvas in the outdoor courtyard of the space. She was painting everything from jeans jackets to polaroids.
Please check out Esa, the company that put together this event, and educate yourself on the importance of sustainable fashion. It is just as easy to create beautiful clothes using ethical practices as it is to create clothing in harmful ways.