This year, the Green Show Fashion Show highlighted clothing created from recycled and re-purposed pieces as well as alternative materials such as newspaper and plastic bags.
Clothing designer Gary Harvey’s eco-conscious fashion show was held in New York City’s East Village in apartments making up a new eco-village. His Green Show creations included a ballgown made of newspapers, a kimono made entirely of recycled denim from jackets and jeans, a strapless cocktail frock made up of old rugby shirts and even a dress constructed of plastic bags. There was also another formal gown created to honor organic skincare giant Weleda, who was a sponsor of this year’s Green Show. The brilliant green and yellow dress was made entirely of cardboard boxes that normally are used as packaging for Weleda’s ‘Skin Food’ lotion.
The Green Show continues to use innovative and edgy designs to encourage the public to think of fashion in a new, eco-friendly light. Next year’s Green Show can’t come soon enough for courture fans.
Upcycled Ball Gowns Take the Spotlight at the Green Show
1. Upcycled Fashion - Opportunity for designers and retailers to create eco-friendly clothing by repurposing discarded materials.
2. Alternative Materials - Potential for utilizing unconventional materials, such as newspaper and plastic bags, in the fashion industry.
3. Eco-friendly Fashion Shows - Growing interest in showcasing sustainable fashion and promoting eco-friendly practices through fashion events.
1. Fashion - Fashion designers can explore upcycling and alternative materials to create sustainable and unique clothing lines.
2. Retail - Retailers can tap into the demand for eco-friendly fashion by offering upcycled and alternative material clothing options.
3. Event Planning - The rise of eco-friendly fashion shows opens opportunities for event planners to organize and promote sustainable fashion events.