New York's runways are buzzing with New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 . Find all of our exclusive coverage of the hottest green fashion here.
Starting tomorrow, New York will be aflutter with the fashion set trotting from one show to the next. Keeping track of everything is utter chaos, but TreeHugger has narrowed down all the green fashion shows into a neat and complete list. Plus, we've scored some pre-New York Fashion Week interviews with some of the hottest green fashion designers, including Costello Tagliapietra and Crop by David Peck.
We'll be live on the scene delivering an exclusive look at green fashion so keep tuned.
1. CrOp by David Peck
CrOp by David Peck, spring 2012.
David Peck will shoot his look book and show his collection by appointment Monday and Tuesday, February 6 and 7, at The Crosby Street Hotel. "My inspiration for Fall 2012 came from the idea of home, memories, and identity," Peck told TreeHugger, in an email interview.
He continued: "I've always been fascinated by my genealogy, but it wasn't until I watched "Who Do You Think You Are," this past year that I really started researching my family tree. That quest led me to start thinking about the many places that I have called home over the years...Santa Fe, Colorado, Paris, New York."
We can expect to see Peck's signature, vibrant patterns and colors, in his forthcoming collection, which debuts tomorrow. Watch Peck's inspiration video for his Spring 2012 collection, which brings his vibrant prints to life, in the video above.
2. Organic by John Patrick
Organic by John Patrick will debut their fall 2012 collection Wednesday, February 8. I interviewed Patrick about the collection over the phone on Friday but, unfortunately, mum's the word on all details until its' big reveal to the fashion world next week.
3. Gretchen Jones
4. Costello Tagliapietra
Downtown at Milk Studios, Costello Tagliapietra will show Fall Winter 2012 at 3pm on Thursday, February 9. "We were inspired by the idea of ‘hauntings’ and the various meanings of that word," Robert Tagliapietra said, in an email interview with TreeHugger. "We also looked to the paintings of Romaine Brooks and Edwin Dickinson and specifically the atmosphere created by color and shape in their works."
Translation: "There are some great hand painted prints that Jeffrey [Costello] created that we hand dyed using AirDye, allowing us the amazing ability to print the same print in contrasting colors on the opposite side of the fabric," Tagliapietra continued.
5. M. Patmos
M. Patmos, spring 2012.
Later that day, M.Patmos will present fall 2012 at Milk Studio at 9m. "My inspiration began with a trip to the Pacific Northwest section of Powell's bookstore in Portland, Oregon when visiting in the spring," designer Marcia Patmos said, in an interview with The Fashion Informer.
M. Patmos, spring 2012.
"The book The Women by Edward S. Curtis features portraits of Native American women from the early 1900s. The women are wearing strikingly modern outfits, mixing plaid trading blankets over traditionally beaded and embellished textiles." Don't miss her chic knitwear for spring 2012.
6. The GreenShows
The GreenShows are moving from hosting their own runway shows--like they did in fall 2010 and spring 2011, to taking part in a more mainstream location: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on Friday, February 10. They will also show at MBFW again in September, according to Lou Sagar, executive director of The GreenShows.
Designers joining them in the tents this season include: Tara St James, United Bamboo, Helena Fredricksson, The Battalion, Luis Valenzuela, Ajna, and Artists & Revolutionaries.
For spring 2012, we saw florals and African prints paired with mesh, grommets, drawstrings, and other oddities on the runway. On Sunday, February 12, the fashion set will trek to Pier 57 to see what's in store for Edun fall 2012.
8. Suzanne Rae
Designer Suzanne Rae is making a major move to the tents at Lincoln Center, where she will show at The Box on Wednesday, February 15 at 2:30pm. This move, along with The GreenShows, is a major one for green fashion as it is opening up these designers to a wider, more mainstream audience.
9. Aveda CatWalks for Water
Aveda is getting busy backstage with their CatWalks for Water and will be greening the backstage operations at Richard Chai, 11am on February 9, at the stage at Lincoln Center; and Nahm, 11am on February 10, at Milk Studios.
Aveda will also be on hand at Christian Siriano, 4pm at Eyebeam Atelier and Tibi, 6pm at the stage at Lincoln Center, both on February 11; Preen, 11am at Iac Building on February 13; Betsey Johnson, 6pm at the theater at Lincoln Center; and Sophie Theallet, 5pm at Milk Studies on February 14.
Bodkin will not be showing this season. Designer Evianna Hartman told TreeHugger over email that, though it was never officially announced, she is taking a year off from doing Bodkin.