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Conscious Planet Media presented the 3rd
Annual Vert Couture eco-fashion show as
part of the Fashion Focus Chicago 2011.
This carbon-neutral charity event
highlighted the continuum of Chicago's
sustainable, fair trade fashion movement.
Vert Couture featured the Spring/Summer
2012 collections of Chicago designers,
from rising ready-to-wear stars using
renewable fabrics and vintage materials to
established fashion showing the best in
luxury haute couture.
BRENDA ABDULLAH - Abdullah creates
beautiful one of a kind couture dresses,
tops and jackets from a mix of recyled
wool, silk, denim and contemporary and
RICHARD DAYHOFF - This award-winning
designer has created his first eco-friendly
state-of-the-art men’s underwear collection
using recycled polyester fibers, the
eco-friendly management system rapidly
transports perspiration to the outer surface;
therefore the inner layer remains dry.
DOLLPARTS - The line consists of new
designs fashioned from repurposed
HEART - collaborative clothing line that
celebrates the body as a canvas through
handmade garments of sustainably
sourced fabrics imprinted with original
VICTORIA LARKIN - Inspired
by the Native American
tradition of utilizing every
aspect of the earth’s
resources to create a more
sustainable way of life,
Victoria utilizes recycled knit
sweaters as the foundation for
her handmade garments.
LAUREN LEIN - Merging
re-purposed materials with
sustainable fabric, LL
re-creates runway looks that
can be imagined as 24/7 day
into evening wear, featuring
earth, wind, water, fire and ice.
ROSINA~MAE - Rose Mae
Turner Inspired by the power of
communication, lines of
architecture, and city streets,
her line includes couture
swimwear and separates
made from unconventional
recycled materials like glitter,
metallic fabrics and PVC
SILK UTOPIA - With a belief
that true fashion is both
timeless and sustainable,
designer Crystal Brooke
McCann takes vintage silk
couture wedding dresses and
brings them back to life using
an all-natural dying process.
Conscious Planet Media presented the
3rd Annual Vert Couture