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Inhabitat Reports from Designers & Agents Green Room 2010!

Posted By Diane Pham On May 9, 2010 @ 1:00 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Green Design Events,New York City,sustainable style sundays | No Comments


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Samantha Pleet [8], designer of her eponymous line of sustainably produced clothing, which is made locally in New York City.

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Here, editor-in-chief Jill [10] dons Samantha Pleet’s Plaid Kilt Romper [8] – “I love how fun and cute this romper is – it’s half punk rock and half girly-girly. I’ve never been a huge fan of plaid but this jumper makes me see plaid in a whole new light.

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Editor Yuka [12] models Samantha Pleet’s stunning Pleeted Mini Dress [13] cut from super lightweight Chinese mud silk.

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Samantha Pleet’s Petaler Dress [8] as worn by Jill [10]. Cute and universally flattering, the tube-dress shape is really simple, but playful ruffles offer a little extra quirk and personality.

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Caitlin Murphy, who handles sales and marketing at NAU [16], with some of the greenest performance apparel we’ve seen to date.

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Kristi Bernick [18] from Inhabitat is a fan of Nau’s [16] Asylum Jacket [19].

“It can be hard finding a female ski jacket that isn’t a) super baggy and made for snow boarders or b) a super-cropped feminine puffy jacket with fur accents,” she says. “This jacket is great because it still complements a womanly figure but the design also reflects genuine performance wear. I am a big fan of the detailing in the sealed zippers, the hood that fits to go over a helmet, and that extra fabric at the tail-end in case of bad tumbles in the snow.”

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Shannon South, designer and owner of the reMade USA [21] line of recycled leather bags, is moving her operations back to New York City after a brief foray in San Francisco.

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Tara St James [23] from Study shows off her fall collection.

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You can’t help but be swept up in designer Kizzy Jai Knight’s [25] ebullience and zest. She handed out handmade heart-shape felt buttons to remind us that everything we needed is “right here.”

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Yuka Yoneda, our senior editor, strikes a pose in the Lady Ascot Dress by Jai [25]. Made from organic wool [27] from Vermont, the frock was inspired by designer Kizzy Jai Knight’s hometown in England. Yuka: “Even though this dress looks fancy with its elegant drapes, it’s incredibly comfy and perfect for a night out dancing, which totally makes sense since Kizzy comes from a dance background and Jai’s underlying philosophy is to be ‘playfully regal.’

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Talk about statement jewelry! This head-turner by KIFE Collection [29] is part bib necklace [30], part body armor. You “wear” it by slipping the two ends over your arms, like sleeves.

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Our attention was repeatedly drawn to H Fredriksson’s [32] V-neck caftan (middle), which features a spectacular, abstract print that is nothing short of hypnotic.

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Also one of Jill’s picks: “I’m not much of a print person, but H Fredriksson’s [32] makes amazing prints,” she says. “As soon as I saw this flowy silk top I had to try it on. I can’t get over how cool this geometric, mirrored black and white print is—I love it!”

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Polly Bäumler started Des Artistes [35] just last year, but she’s set her sights on adorning her organic cotton tees with the work of both emerging and established artists.

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Barbara Brignone’s [37] self-titled collection exudes Old World charm, with lacy, slinky separates that are as at home inside the boudoir as out.

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D&A Founder Barbara With the “Art” Sculpture.

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From left, Jill Fehrenbacher, our editor-in-chief; Yuka Yoneda, our senior editor; and Rebecca Paul, contributing writer, signing off from the D&A Green Room 2010!


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URLs in this post:

[1] Designers & Agents : http://www.ecouterre.com/17156/reporting-live-from-the-designers-agents-green-room-last-day/

[2] New York City : http://www.inhabitat.com/nyc

[3] Ecouterre: http://www.ecouterre.com

[4] Designers & Agents Green Room: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/29/inhabitat-reports-from-da-next-week/

[5] editors modeling their favorite garments from the show: http://www.ecouterre.com/17250/our-editors-favorite-picks-at-the-designers-agents-green-room/

[6]  : http://inhabitat.com/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/samantha-pleet-designers-and-agents-3/?extend=1

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/samantha-pleet-designers-and-agents-3/

[8] Samantha Pleet: http://www.ecouterre.com/12572/samantha-pleets-dream-like-fallwinter-2010-lin-exudes-whimsy-charm/

[9] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/jillsampleetromper/

[10] editor-in-chief Jill: http://www.ecouterre.com/author/jill/

[11] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/yuka-samantha-pleet/

[12] Editor Yuka: http://www.ecouterre.com/author/yuka/

[13] Samantha Pleet’s stunning Pleeted Mini Dress: http://www.ecouterre.com/index.php?s=samantha+pleet

[14] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/jillsampleetblackdress/

[15] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/performace-wear-designers-and-agents-4/

[16] NAU: http://www.ecouterre.com/1391/nau-fills-in-the-mens-eco-fashion-void-with-crisp-basics-every-guy-can-appreciate/

[17] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/kristi-performance-jacket-designers-and-agents-editors-choice-4/

[18] Kristi Bernick: http://inhabitat.com/author/kristi-bernick/

[19] Asylum Jacket: http://www.nau.com/womens/categories/jackets/asylum-jacket-307W205.html

[20] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/leather-designers-and-agents-5/

[21] reMade USA: http://www.ecouterre.com/6787/remade-usa-upcycles-leather-jackets-into-one-of-a-kind-bags/

[22] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/tara-study/

[23] Tara St James: http://www.ecouterre.com/13649/study-ny-by-tara-st-james-fallwinter-2010-collection-wants-it-both-ways/

[24] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/kizzy-jai-designers-and-agents-7/

[25] Kizzy Jai Knight’s: http://www.ecouterre.com/13960/kizzy-jai-knights-eco-fashion-spinoff-is-effortlessly-elegant-for-fall-2010/

[26] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/yuka-jai-dress-designers-and-agents-editors-choice-2/

[27] organic wool: http://www.ecouterre.com/4929/o-wool-certified-organic-wool-for-the-eco-fashion-flock/

[28] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/kife-designers-and-agents-10/

[29] KIFE Collection: http://www.ecouterre.com/16711/10-eco-fashion-designers-showing-at-the-designers-agents-green-room/kife-collection/?extend=1

[30] bib necklace: http://www.ecouterre.com/324/6-eco-friendly-bib-necklaces-to-help-you-make-falls-boldest-statement/

[31] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/h-f-designers-and-agents-11/

[32] H Fredriksson’s: http://www.ecouterre.com/16711/10-eco-fashion-designers-showing-at-the-designers-agents-green-room/hfredriksson/?extend=1

[33] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/jill-hf-dress-designers-and-agents-editors-choice-10/

[34] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/des-artistes-designers-and-agents-8/

[35] Des Artistes: http://www.ecouterre.com/16711/10-eco-fashion-designers-showing-at-the-designers-agents-green-room/des-artistes/?extend=1

[36] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/brigone-designers-and-agents-6/

[37] Barbara Brignone’s: http://www.ecouterre.com/16711/10-eco-fashion-designers-showing-at-the-designers-agents-green-room/me-barbara-brignone/?extend=1

[38] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/barbara-art/

[39] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/09/designers-and-agents-green-room-2010-some-haute-highlights/team-designers-and-agents-12/

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