Jill Fehrenbacher

BAHAR SHAHPAR Eco Fashion - Fall Collection 2008

by , 02/17/08

Bahar Shahpar Prepster Plaid JumperBahar Shahpar Prepster Plaid Jumper

When we first spotted New York designer Bahar Shahpar’s adorable eco-friendly fashions last spring, we were instantly smitten with the playful colors, impeccable tailoring and smart-yet-sassy aesthetic . Whats not to love about cute, colorful, wearable frocks and skirts produced locally in New York City from natural, organic materials? Last summer, Bahar’s iconic flower babydoll dress (shown below) could be found on just about every eco-chic girl in town, and we predict another Bahar Shahpar craze will hit soon when the designer’s new fall collection hits stores in September.


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At the House of Organic sustainable fashion show last week, we got a sneak peek at Shahpar’s new fall collection, and our socks were knocked off by the charmingly playful, original-yet-very-wearable designs. The Plaid Prepster Jumper (shown above) is certain to be this year’s runaway hit (aka the flower babydoll dress of 2008), with its flattering cut and inspired take on plaid. However, a word of warning to all the NYC ecofashionistas out there — this jumper so immediately recognizable that we’re all going to notice when there are 4 of you wearing this at the next Green Drinks. So please, if you want this dress, you’ll need to coordinate with your peers.

Bahar Shahpar Prepster Plaid JumperPlaid Prepster Jumper + HOT SHOES!

Bahar Shahpar Grey Silk Dinner DressBahar Shahpar Grey Silk Dinner Dress

The silk dinner dress (above), which Bahar showed in a couple different colors, exemplifies the designer’s talents and unique sensibility. Her dinner dress is classic, devoid of trendiness/faddishness, and is something you could own and wear for years as a classy wardrobe staple. What woman doesn’t need a little silk black dress? At the same time, the unique and creative details of the dinner dress (asymmetrical keyhole neckline, wide belt, 3/4 length puff sleeves) makes the design feel new and fresh, despite the fact that it is also extremely practical and you might get 20 years of use out of it. Talk about having the best of both worlds! Eco-fashion is never going to hit mainstream until it becomes more like this: bold, bright, interesting and provocative, yet totally wearable at the same time. We can’t wait until Bahar Shahpar’s new line hits stores. Meanwhile, we’re starting the pre-ordering now.

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http://www.baharshahpar.com

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3 Comments

  1. Inhabitat » NY FA... September 7, 2008 at 11:00 am

    [...] your thing, then Bahar Shahpar is a designer you need to know about and wear. We reported on her Fall 2008 Collection during the House of Organic runway show last spring, but we could not help but to take another look [...]

  2. the lady in green &raqu... March 9, 2008 at 2:00 am

    [...] also showed collections, as well as New York-based Bahar Shahpar’s very wearable line. See Inhabitat has more extensive [...]

  3. oakling February 18, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    I love that babydoll dress! How did I miss that last year?

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