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Iris Van Herpen: Magnetic Attraction

By Chere Di Boscio Because she is a pioneer in the field, we’ve written much about Iris Van Herpen‘s 3D printed collections, but if you’re not familiar with this innovative Dutch designer, allow me to introduce her. Van Herpen…

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The Winner! EcoChic Design Award 2014

By Arwa Lodhi Recently we reported that ten talented emerging designers originating from Asia and Europe battled it out to win The EcoChic Design  Award 2014/15. We highlighted the finalists in an article in Eluxe, and now we can…

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Desert Flower: Sohad Acouri Couture

By Chere Di Boscio There’s no shortage of couture competition in hyper-bling Dubai, but Lebanese born, Dubai based designer Sohad Acouri is making himself stand out by being one of the few talented people in the region to incorporate…

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Sohad Acouri: Voyage D’un Star

By Chere Di Boscio International Fashion Designer Sohad Acouri launched his new collection 2014/2015 in a special fashion show within The Middle East Fashion Week, Dubai. Titled “Voyage D’une Star”, the eco-friendly collection  is inspired by the lifestyle of…

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Maison Martin Margiela: Arts & Crafts

By Chere Di Boscio Rarely does a couture house dig through the past to create a modern present quite as innovatively as Maison Martin Margiela. The radical maison fashions quirky runway creations from whichever pieces pique its interest that…

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Valentino Bridal Couture

By Chere Di Boscio We’ve presented a wide variety of wedding dresses over the past week or so, ranging from beautifully boho and English eccentric style to classically elegant. All the designers we have presented demonstrate strong talent and…

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Ethical Bridal Inspiration, Three Different Ways

By Arwa Lodhi and Sophia Hussain Just as there are different kinds of brides, so there are different styles of bridal gowns. Bridal inspiration comes in many different forms, and here we’ve chosen three that we think really stand…

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Beautiful Garbage: Trash Couture Bridal Gowns

By Sophia Hussain When we think of dead stock fabric, end pieces of rolls of nasty polyester or rayon usually come to mind. But guess what? Even haute couture houses have dead stock, too. Unfortunately, the fabric remains from…

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Eco Wedding Dress Designer: Leila Hafzi

By Sophia Hussain It’s springtime, and for many of us, that means wedding season has begun. Whether you’re a bride to be or simply know someone who is, we will be covering eco-friendly wedding dresses, rings, lingerie and more…

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Mert Otsamo Turns Magnum Green into Gold

By Chere Di Boscio When you think of Magnum ice cream, rarely does ‘fashion’ come to mind–but Finnish design star Mert Otsamo may have just changed that forever. The young couture designer was hired by Magnum to create a…

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We have a winner! EcoChic Design Award

By Chere Di Boscio After much anticipation, the winner of the EcoChic Design Award has been announced: Karen Jessen. The German designer will  now design the  2014 ‘Recycled Collection by Esprit’ for retail giant Esprit’s global shops in mid…

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Couture’s Eco Artisan: Maison Margiela

By Chere Di Boscio Unless you’re a keen home decorator or work in the design industry, you may not realise that many architects, artist and designers have created textiles for home interiors. Jean Paul Gauthier’s sailor tattoo motifs decorate…

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Recycling, Marcia Ganem Style

By Arwa Lodhi I was delighted to hear that  Pharrell Williams co-created a company called Bionic Yarn that’s using plastic ‘harvested’ from the seas. It’s broken down into fine threads, and is then used to make new clothing. But…

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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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Eco Fashion The Way It Should Be

By Chere Di Boscio Hassan Pierre is very firm about the way clothes should be: elegant, well tailored, feminine, delicate, and sustainably made. This September, the Haitian born designer (pictured above with eco-advocate and socialite Amanda Hearst) showed a…

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Barbara i Gongini: Complex Minimalism

By Chere Di Boscio Barbara i Gongini isn’t your typical designer, and her  Nordic avant-garde fashion label based in Copenhagen, doesn’t take a typical approach to design. The Gongini collections, made for both men and women, employ on the…

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Devika Dass: From Pucci to Peru

By Diane Small Devika Dass is a quintessential Londoner, and so it’s no wonder, after having growing up in the misty grey cold, she focused her fashion line on knitwear. It wasn’t always this way–Dass’s path was initially academic,…

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The Art of Fashion: Katrien Van Hecke

By Franziska Furst They say there’s nothing better to stimulate the creative juices than a blank canvas, and that’s exactly how Belgium based ethical designer Katrien Van Hecke starts to work. The designer always starts from raw white materials…

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The Best of British: Beulah

By Chere Di Boscio When your sister is Katherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, married to the next in line for the British crown, it’s a bit of an understatement to say you really need to choose your outfits carefully.…

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Vegan Creations That Are All Bark: Bobby Kolade

By Franzisca Furst Bobby Kolade, 26-year-old graduate from Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin,  made a sensation at Berlin’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, winning an award with his fashion-forward designs and the use of an innovative vegan textile: Bark  Cloth, a 100%…

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Nikolay Bozhilov: Bulgarian Boy Wonder

By Daniela Milosheska Even from a young age, Nikolay Bozhilov always believed that ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and as a child, he would use found objects to fashion into unique pieces of clothing. But little did…

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Vegan Couture: Tammam

By Chiara Spagnoli Garbardi British designer Lucy Tammam, fashion graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins University, is the creative director and designer of the first “VegSoc” approved couture brand. The UK Vegetarian Society is the oldest vegetarian society…