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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Mika Machida Animal-Inspired Fashion

Posted By Olivia Chen On January 4, 2009 @ 8:00 am In Accessories and Fashion,New York City,sustainable style sundays | No Comments

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Using beautiful animal illustrations and sustainable textiles, Mika Machida [2]‘s eco-friendly fashions show that you don’t need to wear fur or skins to look wild. Each piece is an elegant, innovative take on the words “animal print” — celebrating the forms and patterns found in animals. Her elephant top, for example, features an elephant’s watchful eye on its front, and a carefully-located sleeve that drapes over the shoulder in such a way to mimic an elephant’s ear. And her innovative, ready-to-wear pieces, made of sustainably-sourced materials such as organic cotton, bamboo, and wool are now available for sale in the Inhabitat Shop [3]!

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Mika is a member of EKO-LAB [5] in New York City, a collaboration of eco-designers affiliated with eco-boutique Ekovaruhuset [6]. In September, Mika took part in Ekovaruhuset’s Spring 2009 fashion exhibition [7] where she showed a dress entitled ‘A Horse Dress — Support Organic Farming’. With a black-and-white print of a horse’s head, the long, fitted dress made of organic linen made no secret as to its inspiration. The piece also included a “horse mane” made of hand-dyed Icelandic wool that gracefully swept from the front to the back, creating a stylish asymmetrical strap.

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Mika’s clothing was also featured at the Eco-Chic HK fashion show, hosted by EcoChic Fashions [9]. Clips of the show can be seen in this video [10] (also below). The show is bring brought to Shanghai [11] in the next week– on January 12th — that will feature both international talent in ready-to-wear clothing and Chinese designers that will show eco-couture.

+ Mika Machida [12]

+ Ekovaruhuset [6]

+ EKO-LAB [5]

+ EcoChic Fashions [13]

+ Inhabitat Shop [14]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/product.php?productid=16222&cat=244&page=1

[2] Mika Machida: http://www.mikamachida.net/

[3] Inhabitat Shop: http://www.inhabitatshop.com

[4] Image: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/product.php?productid=16198&cat=244&page=1

[5] EKO-LAB: http://eko-lab.com/

[6] Ekovaruhuset: http://www.ekovaruhuset.se/newyork.htm

[7] Ekovaruhuset’s Spring 2009 fashion exhibition: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/28/eko-laborative-sustainable-style/

[8] Image: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/product.php?productid=16231&cat=244&page=1

[9] EcoChic Fashions: http://www.ecochicfashions.com/index.html

[10] this video: http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcBaqf9WPIA

[11] show is bring brought to Shanghai: http://www.ecochicfashions.com/shanghai.html

[12] + Mika Machida: http://www.mikamachida.net

[13] + EcoChic Fashions : http://www.ecochicfashions.com/

[14] + Inhabitat Shop : http://www.inhabitatshop.com/home.php?cat=244

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