Samantha Pleet, Bahar Shahpar, and More Design 'Little Newspaper Dress' for Charity (Photos)

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Bahar Shahpar's newspaper yarn dress at the 'Do-Gooder Design Challenge.' Image courtesy of Yesterday's News.

Fashion designers don't hesitate when it comes to making a statement in recycled fashion: From Gary Harvey's 'Financial Times' dress to Project Runway winning designer Irina Shabayeva's newspaper coat, the little newspaper dress--or LNS, for short--is a popular trend in showcasing innovative design and the green fashion movement.

As I wrote back in July, Yesterday's News, makers of eco-friendly cat litter, challenged green fashion designers in New York to design a garment out of newspaper for their Do-Gooder Design Challenge. I was sleepy from covering all the green shows at New York Fashion Week so I sat this one out; I was still curious to see how designers Samantha Pleet, Bahar Shahpar, Lara Miller and Anthony & Celeste Lilore of Restore Clothing did. Click through for photos of their creative and quirky designs:

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Lara Miller's design, with its elaborate skirt, is a nod to Gary Harvey's 'Financial Times' dress.
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A newspaper trench coat by Restore Clothing would probably not fare well in the rain.
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Samantha Pleet's super chic and cute LNS--with a pixie cut, to boot.
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All images courtesy of Yesterday's News.

The designs will be auctioned off for a charity of each designers choice, from September 22-29. According to the press release, "Yesterday's News is making a $6,000 donation to each charity. The charities include: Kiva, Riverkeeper, The Land Connection and Trees for the Future."

Visit Do Gooder Design Challenge to place your bid and for more information

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