The JoAnn Berman pre-fall 2010 collection only cements that this designer remains the reigning queen of reconstruction. The entire collection is made by hand and the garments are 99% reconstructed from donated materials, used clothing from vintage and second hand stores. This is only a preview of her collection, which only makes me want to see more. There is certainly going to be more in store for Fall 2010 from this amazing designer.
Implications - Berman's collection was routed in her inability to afford the materials she needed to start her collection back in 1977. This started a wave of DIY fashions that despite their root in art and not environmentalism, became the face of green fashion. In a world where green is on everybody's mind, the recyclable element of her clothes is an excellent marketing and sales tactic if nothing else.