But now that's out the way, check out the photographic remnants of a kinetic evening, filled with the mighty soldiers of the ethical fashion movement here in NYC- designers, professors, Sustainable Design Entrepreneurs from F.I.T., vegan bloggers, Textile Art Center aficianados, and overall awesome people who are down for environmentally and people conscious fashion. I want to get to a place one day where it is understood without question that being a good designer = being a designer aware and conscious of production means, material source, and social impact. But, in truth, as you'll read from Elizabeth Cline's Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, we are not there yet.
And so, meet the soldiers. Attention!
The Textile Art Center (Manhattan Location) is brimming with activity. The official end of the party, sponsored by conscious style and fashion web resource, Eco Salon, and its partnering party host, the Textile Art Center, had officially ended, but the conversations were still swelling in the air! Too much to talk about in the realm of putting high quality, innovative and ethical fashion on the forefront.
Adrienne Antonson, (left) and Soham Dave's artfully hand embellished indigo tunics (right).
EkoLab, a duo of designers who are really in love with the process of making beautiful, artful things. They experiment with textures and techniques, themes and fibers, dyes and colors. To dye for!
Naked Grape made this quite the delectable evening!
New York Fair Trade Coalition!
anjelika dreams organic (a.d.o), ayurvedic Indian herbed dyed fashions designed by Angelika Krishna.
@ State by Adrienne Antonson Love her work!!
Overdressed! If you want to understand how fashion REALLY works, read this book. Really.
Thank you, Eco Salon. Thank you Textile Art Center. Thank you Elizabeth Kline. Thank you New York Fair Trade Coalition. Thank you to all of the Designers and Labels that showcased during this revolution Fashion Night Out 2012.
This ethical fashion revolution will not be televised. It will be FNO'd!!!
Peace, Love, and Knowledge,