New York Fashion Week: Hottest Green Trends for Fall/Winter 2012

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Costello Tagliapietra Lavender Drape Neck

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From February 9-12, New York's runways were buzzing with New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012. Find all of our exclusive coverage of the hottest green fashion here.

From fierce flounces to slim silhouettes, from slinky silk to handcrafted funky, New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 presented some true standouts from designers who hold sustainability close to their hearts.

Edgy designs in wool were to be expected and they didn’t disappoint, but eco-designers continue to step up the game with a gamut of looks that defy the so-called limitations that ethical production is thought to present. In fact, by employing sustainable methods to create effects unattainable by conventional processes, conscientious designers are developing a whole new visual vocabulary along the way. Green is all grown up, and what a looker she has become.

Costello Tagliapietra


Prints were on display along the runway for Costello Tagliapietra’s Fall extravaganza, but the it was the perfectly-executed tucks, gathers, twists, and drapes that stole the show. Case in point: The lavender dreamboat of a gown shown above.

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