For Aussie label Mother Maria, baguettes met boomerangs to inspire one of the most charming collections of the season. Defined by chic shapes and feminine details, “Parisienne” brings springtime on the Champs-Élysées to the surf-friendly shores of Australia, sustainable fabrics included.

Mother Maria, Fall/Winter 2010, Australia, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, sustainable style

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Designer Katie Ganon first started selling pieces to friends in 2002, before extending her sphere of influence to stores in 2006. Since her line’s inception, Gannon has dedicated herself to the pursuit of everything green and gorgeous. Her Fall/Winter 2010 collection (or rather, Spring/Summer, for those of us in the northern hemisphere) harkens back to the playful sophistication of the ’40s and the hippy-tastic vibe of the ’70s, all while using beach-friendly fabrics and soft colors.

Mother Maria harkens back to the playful sophistication of the ’40s and the hippy-tastic vibe of the ’70s.

All of Mother Maria’s garments are ethically produced Down Under using mostly organic cotton and vintage fabrics, although—full disclosure—some new conventional cotton is included, as well. Not living in the land of Vegemite? Its online shop ships worldwide—g’day, indeed!

Mother Maria, Fall/Winter 2010, Australia, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, sustainable style

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