Environmental Journalist Olivia Zaleski at Green Fashion Week. Credit Emma Grady
We hit the green carpet opening night at GreenShows -- the premiere eco-friendly, ethically sound, and fair-trade fashion event during New York Fashion Week -- and spoke with model activist Summer Rayne Oakes and environmental journalist Olivia Zaleski -- one of our 7 hip green fashion icons -- on their style picks for the night. View our videos after the jump. The place to be for greenies during New York Fashion Week -- the GreenShows opened with Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Tiffany & Co., and model and activist Summer Rayne Oakes to promoting a campaign against deforestation -- primarily driven by top fashion brands' custom packaging and shopping bags -- in Indonesia's rainforests.
Olivia Zaleski's Bamboo Dress
Olivia Zaleski wrapped bamboo fabric into a dress, complimented with jewelry by Monique Pean; made with woolly mammoth tusk and recycled gold.
Summer Rayne Oakes' Green Fashion Accessories
Summer Rayne Oakes is wearing a handmade hat by Ryan Wilde, rings by Rabbit Mafia and Kirsten Muenster, and a bracelet made with fresh water pearls by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co.
Updated 2/25/10: Olivia Zaleski video removed at the request of its subject.
For more New York Fashion Week and other green fashion news, check out our feature:Tiffany & Co., Summer Rayne Oakes, and Rainforest Action Network Start the Fight to get Fashion out of the Forests (Video) Bahar Shahpar Spring 2010 Collection at New York Green Fashion Week Study by Tara St. James at Green Fashion Week in New York Lara Miller Spring 2010 Collection at New York Green Fashion Week (Slideshow)