Samantha Pleet at New York Green Fashion Week. Credit: Elisa Hyman
At New York Green Fashion Week Tuesday night, Samantha Pleet presented a mystical and romantic eco chic collection for Spring 2011. Inspired by French New Wave films and the band Beach House, Samantha's design aesthetic is rooted in a classic style, with modern appeal. For Spring 2011, the Brooklyn-based designer shows rompers, high-waisted shorts, oversized blazers, and bathing suits, with mesh detailing and hand made accessories.
Click through for photos from the presentation, excerpts from my interview with the designer, the Samantha Pleet Spring 2011 inspiration video, starring Victoria Legrand of the band Beach House, and more.