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6 best runway shows from Eco Fashion Week's first event in Seattle

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Vanessa Tam Nov 08, 2016 1:48 am 131

With Eco Fashion Week‘s first international event in the bucket, it’s easy to see how important the event is to the overall conversation about sustainability as a whole.

Celebrating their 11th season in Seattle, designers from around the world showed attendees that sustainably fashion can be delicate, sexy, and strong all at the same time. Here are some of the best collections from the two evenings of runway shows at Eco Fashion Week.

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EcoBling

EcoBling / Image: Peter Jensen

Image: Peter Jensen

Based in Australia, EcoBling uses up-cycled materials to produce beautiful and contemporary planet friendly accessories with purpose. Additionally, the social enterprise also plants one tree for each piece sold and partners with marginalized communities all over the world to empower people through eco-friendly entrepreneurism.

Sent down the runway on flowing backdrops of gowns made from recycled bedsheets, the pieces highlighted in this dramatic show definitely left a lasting impression.

EcoBling / Image: Peter Jensen

Image: Peter Jensen

Fioravanti

Fioravanti / Image: Peter Jensen

Image: Peter Jensen

Following a modern and minimalist design standard, Fioravanti is a label that’s designed and manufactured entirely within Seattle. Women owned and operated, the production of the line is also done largely by women run sewing establishments.

A collection that focused on layering different textures of fabrics in a contemporary way, each piece felt like it was designed in a way that was both luxurious as well as functional.

Fioravanti / Image: Peter Jensen

Image: Peter Jensen

KROMAGNON

KROMAGNON / Image: Peter Jensen

KROMAGNON / Image: Peter Jensen

Based in New York City, KROMAGNON is a sustainable and eco-friendly high street label featuring both menswear and womenswear. Sourcing their fabrics from earth friendly materials that are renewable, organic, natural, and biodegradable, most of the fabrics the use are hemp blends with other sustainable fibers such as tencel, peace silks, organic cotton, and recycled water bottles (PET).

Combining their sustainable fabrics with their modern design and neutral colour ways, their designs prove to be the perfect fit for eco conscious fashion enthusiasts with a taste for contemporary street style.

KROMAGNON / Image: Peter Jensen

KROMAGNON / Image: Peter Jensen

Rimpy Sahota

Rimpy Sahota / Image: Peter Jensen

Rimpy Sahota / Image: Peter Jensen

Rimpy Sahota is a Vancouver based designer that really understands the female body and how women want want to feel in one of her dresses. Focusing on women’s ready-to-wear garments with just the right amount of fashion-forward appeal in her classic and refined designs, Sahota’s designs are perfect for the everyday, fashionable woman. Choosing to produce her garments completely within Canada, the designer is dedicated to her constant implementation of ethical business practices.

Rimpy Sahota / Image: Peter Jensen

Image: Peter Jensen

Vyayama

Vyayama / Image: Peter Jensen

Vyayama / Image: Peter Jensen

Founded with the intention of providing a natural alternative to synthetic yoga wear, Vyayama uses Tencel, a naturally plant based fabric that is made from sustainably farmed eucalyptus trees, to create their modern designs. Made to be breathable and supportive yet comfortable, non-toxic, and easy to care for the fabrics that are used are custom designed in Portugal and are knitted in the same area as their garment production in order to reduce transportation impact.

Smart, sexy, and actually PH balanced for your skin, these natural fabrics combined with great design made each piece look perfect for the modern yogi.

Vyayama / Image: Peter Jensen

Image: Peter Jensen

Nicole Bridger

Nicole Bridger / Image: Peter Jensen

Nicole Bridger / Image: Peter Jensen

Based in Vancouver, Nicole Bridger sources the most sustainable fabrics possible and employs ethical manufacturing both locally and in fair trade factories around the world. Focusing on contemporary lifestyle piece for the modern woman, a Nicole Bridger wardrobe is all that’s needed to go from brunch to the boardroom and back again.

Nicole Bridger / Image: Peter Jensen

Image: Peter Jensen


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Vanessa Tam
is a writer and editor living and working in Vancouver, BC. Drake lyrics effectively communicate her pop culture relevancy as well as her excellent taste in music.

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