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ECO DESIGN ON PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 5
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
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We gotta give it to Project Runway for forcing their contestants to be creative with unlikely materials, last season saw them making dresses out of supplies found in the Hershey store, not so sustainable in itself, but it goes to show that you really can create stylish garments with just about anything.

This 5th season of the successful show, premiering tonight on Bravo , looks like it’s going to have some real green cred. First of all, one of the contestants, Oregonian Leanne Marshall, already designs her own eco-conscious line Leanimal . Although not 100% sustainable yet, the designs incorporate such textiles as hemp, bamboo and organic cottons. Marshall’s style is inspired by her favorite designers, Rodarte and Martin Margiela, with sophisticated embellishments and layered asymmetrical construction, but also an awareness of the body and movement inherited from her ballet background.

The other treat in store comes in episode 2 on July 23rd, “The grass is always greener”. Guest judge (and eco shoe designer in her own right) Natalie Portman will be on hand to select the most sustainable fashions from the young designers.

So clear your schedule, prepare some organic popcorn and get ready to see the green hit the screen!

Via Ecorazzi 
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