Friday, February 18, 2011

Study NY F/W '11

Study NY is an eco-friendly, sustainable clothing line by Tara St. James. A 2011 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Winner, her fall collection used locally sourced recycled polyester, hemp, Tencel, organic cotton, and reclaimed wool. Inspired by her mother's closet while growing up in the 80s, the collection had a lot of volume and colors included mustard, orange and burnt red.
A faux classroom was set up int he middle of the room, with models coming out and setting apples on teacher's desk - very cute!
The above skirt was made from 4,000 silk cocoons, the textile made from CPALI, a non-profit initiative to prevent deforestation in Madagascar. Here are all my pictures!