Last Friday’s EcoLove fashion charity event was awe-inspiring. First, Bobby Kennedy, Jr. fired up the crowd with his passionate speech about Riverkeeper, and the importance of keeping our rivers & water shed’s protected. Then the eco-fashionista’s hit the runway to model the latest style designs by Hessnatur, cmarchuska, John Patrick Organics, and Allison Teich’s two lines AGAIN NYC & TEICH.
Here are just a few of the sexy sustainable styles worn on the runway that night.
Co-host/model Ariel seen here strutting down the runway in the white Anna dress by cmarchuska, holding a brightly colored clutch by AGAIN NYC. Brooklyn handbag designer, Allison Teich, creates her unique, fashion forward AGAIN NYC bags from recycled materials. She’s savvy about where she finds her materials too. Allison uses vintage fabrics and buttons found in antique shops, garage sales, etc. Any leather that’s used in her bags is “dead-stock leather” (left over from a large handbag company no longer in business). Each AGAIN NYC bag is made in limited edition batches since they’re created from recycled materials. Therefore, it’s highly unlikely you’ll ever run into someone with the same bag.
Co-hosts Ariel & Kiara modeling springtime designs by John Patrick Organics.
The models poured down the runway. It was so hard to keep up with the different designers and all the fashions, but I loved it! To top it off, each attendee at the show went home with an organic tee from Hessnatur's line. Talk about love?! EcoLove rocked! I can't wait to see what these girls come up with the next Fashion Week this summer.
Photos provided by Elyssa Marcus