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Leanne Marshall’s Dark Materials

By Diane Small Leanne Marshall, one of the most successful Project Runway winners, has been showing her collections at fashion weeks around the globe every year since 2008. Her sophisticated designs are known for their light, flowing lines, feminine details and timeless elegance and…

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New York’s Finest: Maiyet & Edun

By Chere Di Boscio New York Fashion Week this season was packed with the usual American fashion stars: Marc Jacobs, Betsy Johnson, Alexander Wang and the lot. But few of these brands can be covered here in Eluxe, as…

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Pyer Moss: NYFW Gets Political

By Diane Small New York Fashion week has rarely seen a statement so strong. But designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, founder of Pyer Moss, simply couldn’t be silent about how America is becoming a police state that’s particularly brutal for black…

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Berlin Fashion Week 2015-16: The Green Showroom

By Arwa Lodhi This year, the Green Showroom in conjunction with exhibition partners the Ethical Fashion Show hosted their green catwalk in Berlin’s vast postal station, which became Europe’s largest platform for green fashion during Berlin Fashion Week. The Green Showroom  offers discussions,…

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As Green as it Gets: Estethica LFW

By Chere Di Boscio Estethica Showcase The highlight of any eco-fashionista’s Fashion Week schedule, Estethica showcased eight designers this year, including Auria, Bottletop, Charini, Christopher Raeburn, Eden Diodati, Mich Dulce x Zacarias, Pachacuti and Termite. The Emerging Talents showroom featured ready-to-wear…

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New York Fashion Week 2015

By Arwa Lodhi New York led the pack this SS15 Fashion week with a wide variety of designers showing that the Big Apple is definitely a Green Apple now: several top brands showed eco friendly fashion on their runways,…

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Moda Mexicana: Lydia Lavin

By Andrea Feick This spring, I had the good fortune to experience my first ever fashion week in Mexico. I was surprised by what I saw: designers here often mined the rich veins of Mexican culture and textile heritage…

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Michelle Lesniak Fashion Shoot

By Chere Di Boscio If you’re a fan of the hit American TV show Project Runway, then you’re familiar with Season 11 winner Michelle Lesniak Franklin. Michelle’s aesthetic is mysterious and emotive; capturing a careful balance between fragile and fierce,…

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Stella Jean ‘s Fashion Menage a Trois

By Chere Di Boscio We’ve often said before in Eluxe that Milan is a desert in terms of ethical fashion. With the possible exception of Gucci, whose parent company, Kering, has recently implemented important sustainability policies that will transform…

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Valentino PFW AW14: We Died of Beauty

By Chere Di Boscio I must confess: Valentino could by far be my favourite label, ever. Receiving Greenpeace’s full approval for their sustainability practices isn’t why, though it certainly helps. But in fact, the reasons are far more profound.…

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Devika Dass: Warrior Women

By Diane Small Devika Dass, one of Eluxe’s favourite knitwear designers, recently showed her newest collection at London Fashion Week’s Estethica showrooms. Inspired by the warrior women from ancient civilisations, Dass’s second collection interprets how these fierce women would…

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Maiyet: Paris Fashion Week AW14

By Chere Di Boscio Maiyet: Paris Fashion Week AW14’s Ethical Best Probably the most ethical of all the brands showing at Paris Fashion Week, Maiyet was founded by Kristy Caylor and Paul van Zyl. Whilst they were seeking traditional clothes-making…

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London Fashion Week’s Ecoluxe Runway

The first day of London Fashion Week got off to a fantastic start with the 8th edition of Ecoluxe London, and the first ever EcoLuxe sustainable luxury fashion show during London’s Fashion Week. In partnership with award-winning prison charity and social enterprise Fine…

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Pretty in Pringle of Scotland

By Chere Di Boscio As London’s Fashion Week kicked off this last, some of the biggest names in fashion showed off their AW14 collections–and many of them were sustainable brands. In fact, about 30% of the designers showing in this…

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Christopher Raeburn: Polar Inspiration

By Chere Di Boscio Christopher Raeburn must have been feeling the cold, wet weather that has devastated England this winter: his FW14 collection featured snug beanies, faux-fur coats, and even polar bear motifs on dresses and jumpers. The master of…

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NYFW SS14: John Patrick Organic

By Arwa Lodhi Make Art, Not War.  This is the fundamental concept underlying John Patrick’s latest collection for Spring/Summer 14 at New York Fashion Week. The peaceful motto of New York street artist Jimmy Mirikitani, as well as Mirikitani’s…

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Boy Wonder: Nikolay Bozhilov

Nikolay Bozhilov, the Bulgarian fashion prodigy and two-time winner of the prestigious Golden Needle Award, has shaken the world of fashion up with his avant-guard, sustainably stylish creations. Here, he speaks to Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi about inspiration, success and…

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The Sad Beauty of Phannatiq

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi The ethically produced London brand plays on the assonance of ‘fanatic’, and it can indeed be considered such in the field of sustainable fashion. The outstanding brand for men and women  was established by talented…

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PFW SS14: Valentino’s Fierce Muse

By Chere Di Boscio Valentino’s muse this Paris Fashion Week wasn’t the sunny, candy-coloured one you’d expect for a summer collection; on the contrary, the SS14 range featured influences from one of the darker women in mythology: Medea. The…