Cathy Horyn waxing poetic on the genius of Rei Kawakubo in the NYTimes. We don’t disagree.
NYtimes piece entitled ‘Salad Days’ mentions that
” ‘green’ is now rooted in fashion’s soil — and soul. Designers from Dolce & Gabbana to Trussardi have exalted healthy living and celebrated the pleasures of abundance by heaping their runways with fruits and vegetables.”
Um, yes but how could they leave out the other clear and obvious meaning to what ‘green’ is in fashion now — that is the ever-growing awareness of and promotion for sustainable fashion?
This recent NYTimes fluffy skirt piece asks important questions like:
“We spent so much time wondering which length or trend would dominate,” Ms. Moellering said. “Would mid-calf skirts mean anything? Would the maxi gain traction? Would it be a high waist or low, a pencil or an A-line?” Such questions, in retrospect, seem meaningless, she said. “The answer is yes, to all of the above.”
Well, then. “Budget-conscious” shoppers are advised to purchase certain skirts upwards of $400. Or you could refashion skirts of all shapes, sizes, hemlines and colors here for nearly nothin’.
We’re loving this NYTimes new “Fair Traders” photo series on real-life clothes swaps.
From a NY Times piece on Eco-Fashion:
‘Nhu-Thu Nguyen applies a technique called shredding as she remakes an old knit sweater. She frequents secondhand shops around campus to find materials. “It is like we are giving consumers the green light to amass more clothing,” she says. “What about the clothes that already exist?”’
That nail polish is also pretty amazing.