From luscious silk wedding dresses with intricate detailing to artfully tailored jackets and trousers, eco-fashion label Isoude exudes glamor.
Newport, Rhode Island-based designer Katie Brierly works with local cutters and sewers in New England and produces her seasonal collections by hand in small runs. She dyes the silk using colors derived from various plants such as cochineal, fustic, and logwood, and the result is vibrant, eye-popping colors.
In May 2010, Brierly's designs appeared in the exhibit "Eco Fashion" at The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Eco activist Summer Rayne Oakes approves too: She's been spotted in a silk Isoude number at both The Daily Green's Heart of Green Awards ceremony and Fashion Delivers' "Pay It Fashion Forward" event in New York.
Isoude Spring 2010. Photo: Isoude