Green And Still Chic
By Sarah Childress (Newsweek)
Here's a peek into your closet of the future. That sleek bodysuit? Woven from bamboo threads. The orange sheath? Corn fiber. The sequins on that red bolero jacket? Recycled Coke cans. All of these one-of-a-kind creations made their debut during the recent New York Fashion Week, where designers like Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg demonstrated their newly green cred in a show of environmentally friendly fashion. Expect more styles like them at a store near you very soon. This week, Bono and his wife, longtime anti-nuke activist Ali Hewson, will launch their own ecofashion line, Edun (nude spelled backwards), which is produced in family-run factories in Africa and South America, not sweatshops. They'll join designers like Katharine Hamnett in Britain and Los Angeles-based Linda Loudermilk…
Is Eco-Fashion An Oxymoron?
If you've picked up a fashion magazine in the past six months, especially around Earth Day, it's clear that "green is the new black" in the world of fashion. Eco-fashion is hot, and growing fast. But what exactly is eco-fashion?
Let's break it down. "Fashions" are a mode of personal expression, changes in which tend to outpace the changes of the culture of which they are a part. Fashion can be viewed as an art form. Something that allows people to express their personal aesthetics and notions of beauty, and ultimately…