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Meet Daniel Silverstein, Eco Fashion Star

I’ve seen a lot of budding designers come and go. But meet Daniel Silverstein – we think he’ll be around for awhile!  By Chere Di Boscio Europe has Project Runway, but in America, Fashion Star is one of the…

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Sanyukta Shrestha’s Ethical Wedding Belles

By Arwa Lodi One of the fastest growing names in wedding is also one of the most ethical: Sanyukta Shrestha. This eco-designer makes exquisite creations from sustainable materials, using fairly waged, specialised labour to do so. Characterised by their…

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Michael Cinco: Dubai’s Eco Couture Pioneer

By Arwa Lodi With all its glitz, glamor and many galas, Dubai is far from being well-known for its plethora of eco-couture designers, but it has to be said that some of the most innovative couture creations have been…

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Martin Raffa: Eco-Couture Comes To Paris

By Diane Small We must admit: Argentinian born, Parisian based eco-couture designer Martin Raffa’s eco-couture collections continue to go from strength to strength. Using materials discarded by the fashion industry, self-taught Raffa demonstrates how capable he is of creating…

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American Beauty: David Peck

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi The Houston-born, Paris-trained, New York-based eco-friendly fashion designer David Peck has finally unveiled his CrOp Fall/Winter 2013 collection. The designer found inspiration for this line in his passion for classic cinema, combining a mid-century elegance…

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The Queen of Prints: Charlotte Bialas

Sumptuous silks, buttery cottons and feathery chiffons in a dazzling array of colours and prints are used by fashion houses every season. They are carefully cut, draped and sewn into the latest styles. And then these exquisite textiles are…

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Haute Couture: the Ultimate Slow Fashion

By Chere Di Boscio Fashion has never been faster. Producers can create a look direct from the runways into a product on the racks within two weeks, and these are almost certain to be snapped up immediately by trend-hungry…