Samantha Pleet, Spring/Summer 2011, The GreenShows, New York Fashion Week, New York Eco-Fashion Week, New York Green Fashion Week, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

SUMMER NIGHTS

For Spring/Summer 2011, designer Samantha Pleet turned auteur, compiling a cinematic-inspired lineup that director David Black captured through a haunting, moody lens. “It’s the last summer for two lovers,” says Pleet as she describes the short film that doubles as her lookbook. “Their affair can go on no longer so they capture the day to remember. She stares into the camera with heartbreak knowing that they can never see each other again.”

“It’s the last summer for two lovers,” Pleet says. “Their affair can go on no longer so they capture the day to remember.”

Making its debut at the close of The GreenShows at New York Fashion Week, Pleet’s assembly of high-waisted button-cuff shorts, flirty polka-dot bustiers, and skin-flaunting rompers promised new horizons, personal spirit quests, and adventures on the high seas. Few experiences, after all, are as universal or as galvanizing as a broken heart. Thank God, then, for the clothes.

+ Samantha Pleet