New York Fashion Week: Vegetable Dyes and Blessed Silk at Bodkin


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The laid-back styles at Bodkin's fall 2009 preview--shirt dresses, flirty skirts, jumpsuits, and tunics--were just the kind of relaxed, easy-to-wear pieces we'd like to see more of--especially from eco-conscious designers like the company's Eviana Hartman. Using everything from vegetable-based dyes to silk blessed by the Dalai Lama helped Bodkin secure the first Ecco Domani Sustainable Design award: a $25,000 grant that went toward the company's Fashion Week show. Behind the scenes, Aveda finished the looks with all-natural hair styling and makeup products. Click through for some of our fall must-haves.
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This colorblock dress is made of hand-loomed Ahimsa silk--a brand that makes its products without killing silk moths--and colored with vegetable dye.


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An organic wool dress--lined with organic jersey--works for day or night.


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Throw on this comfy, open-elbow frock made of organic French sweatshirt terry for brunch; then wear this black jumper (made of bamboo rayon) to your next cocktail event.

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Tags: Clothing | Cosmetics | Sustainable Fabrics