Posts Tagged ‘Eco-Fashion’
“Slow Fashion isn’t just about using greener fibers, installing more advanced machinery to reduce waste and pollution or taking into account how far an item has to be transported (though those are important factors) it’s about being a conscientious consumer. Not only considering every purchase carefully but also where products come from and how they are made. Starbuck argues that people should be “investors in fashion and really everything in life”. Starbuck strives for quality over quantity, durability and versatility instead of single-use, and local made-to-order production versus massed-produced overseas factories.”
“We’re obsessed with Bright Young Things, and impressed with designer Eliza Starbuck’s concept of multi-purpose clothing. “If people could…get more use out of items, we’d produce a lot less waste,” she said. Point taken.”- EcoStiletto
“Sending “real people models” down the runway, Bright Young Things, a label that started with one little black dress, showed an expanded collection of eight pieces, all very simple, minimalist and wearable, but with a certain something that makes them stand out in a crowd. There were shorts, skorts, dresses, pants and wrap tops, all in a simple, but elegant, color scheme of black, beige, purple, rust and khaki. The original black dress — designed for The Uniform Project where Sheena Matheiken wore it every day for a year, styled with vintage accessories — received plenty of runway love as well. Differently styled, and now available in beige as well, it proved again to be one of the most versatile pieces of clothing out there.” -Goodlifer
“We were pleasantly surprised at the Bright Young Things (BYT) collection on the last day of the GreenShows at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
While it had its moments of off-the-cuff flair (a Carey Mulligan-esque model sporting a sequined head brace, for example), BYT was all about one thing: staples…” -Amanda Wills of Earth 911
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“Eliza Starbuck of Bright Young Things may have graduated beyond the little black dress she started with, but her ethos of less is more could not be more apparent. At The GreenShows during New York Fashion Week, Starbuck presented a Spring/Summer 2011 collection that comprised just eight basic pieces. Still, we were mentally scrambling to keep track of where each one appeared in the assembly of looks the followed, from halter-neck tops that can be worn as bottoms to jackets that reverse to become shirts.
When dresses that transform into skirts started coming down the catwalk, we threw our hands up in exasperation.
When dresses that transform into skirts started coming down the catwalk, we threw our hands up in exasperation. Flipped, reversed, molded, and folded, each garment opened up endless styling possibilities. Who needs a credit card when you have creativity on your side?”
- Yuka Yoneda and Jill Fehrenbacher of Ecouterre
In an ideal world, Eliza Starbuck would own a factory in her neighborhood, and train a team of workers to redesign garments out of used materials. Unlike robots, these factory workers would be highly trained DIY styled individuals that could cut up last season’s discarded fashions and create this season’s stunner. The world needs to be reprogrammed into thinking that they should buy only what they need, or simply what they plan to wear season after season. This mindset has leaked into the fashion world, with brands like Bright Young Things. Starbuck speaks sustainability. Read More>>
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