Marking its debut at New York Fashion Week's the GreenShows, the Thieves by Sonja den Elzen collection was, at first glance, post-apocalyptic, bleak and, combat-ready. Upon further inspection, however, the transient asymmetrical shapes and costumey details like fitted bodices and Star Warsesque hoods were interpreted in a black-on-black color palette that made them surprisingly suitable for everyday wear. We were impressed by the line's eschewal of trends (something that all eco-fashion lines should strive for) and we heard audience members gushing about pieces they were keen on snagging for themselves. Take a look through all of our pics, but be warned that they don't do Thieves justice as the garments are much more stunning in real life.
Despite shades of Mad Max on Tatooine, Thieves, Sonja den Elzen’s eco-friendly Fall/Winter 2010 collection at New York Fashion Week’s the GreenShows turned out to be surprisingly chic and ready to wear.
Rather than using color to add interest, den Elzen chose a black on black theme laced with shape and texture. We applaud her gutsy decision and think it makes a lot of sense to design timeless clothes that real people will actually put on. After all, it isn’t very sustainable to produce supertrendy garments that won’t be worn. And hey, black will never go out of style.
+ Thieves by Sonja den Elzen
+ The GreenShows