Bright Young Things Debuts Convertible Clothing at Urban Outfitters (Photos)


One garment, multiple ways; Bright Young Things. Photo: Urban Outfitters

From designing the Uniform Project dress to the launch of her very own fashion label, Bright Young Things, Eliza Starbuck has had a busy couple of years.

And now, I am excited to announce, she is bringing part of Spring 2011 collection, which she showed at New York Fashion Week, to mainstream retailer Urban Outfitters. The exclusive four-piece capsule collection is conveniently available now online.

Eliza Starbuck dons her Bright Young Things for Urban Outfitters collection. Photo: Eliza Starbuck

Starbuck isn't compromising on any of the ideals which made her inaugural collection highly regarded. When it comes to design, she's still thinking about overall functionality and long-term wearability. Comprised of the Everything Halter, the Converter Pant, a Wrap Skirt-Dress, and the Coat-Dress, the exclusive collection is designed to be worn in multiple ways. For example, the halter can be twisted to form different halter styles or worn as a hip-hugging skirt.

When it comes to sustainable materials and production, Starbuck opts for tencel and hemp, and buttons made out of corozo nuts. "I also produce in local factories in New York and Pennsylvania so I can reduce the carbon footprint of shipping and so I can see that the factory workers are treated fairly," Starbuck says.

Find the collection at Urban Outfitters online. Prices range from $89, for the halter, to $240 for the coat dress.

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