Leanne Marshall, Fall/Winter 2012, New York Fashion Week, New York Green Fashion Week, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, Project Runway, Leanne Marshall, glaciers, global warming, climate change

ICE, ICE BABY

Indeed, you won’t find a lick of wool in Marshall’s fall lineup; organza, chiffon, duchess satin, bamboo, shantung, and charmeuse have complete dominion, whether permeated with saturated color or dip-dyed to create a subtle ombre effect. The latter stems from satellite pictures of Greenland’s vast yet fragmented glaciers, a vision of bone-white ice melting into crystal blue water. “I loved the deep blues fading into the white,” she explains.

The blue-and-white ombre effects were inspired by satellite pictures of glaciers melting into the water.

It’s unlikely that Marshall intends to pose any kind of political statement on global warming, but she admits that the unseasonably warm weather played a role in both the dearth of outerwear and her economy of sleeves. “And I’m fine with that,” she says. “When I dress for fall, I wear anything; I’ll wear silk but then layer a shirt under it.”

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