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