New York City's Fall/Winter 08-09 Fashion Week kicked off last week and it's jam packed with action up to its end. But New York had some more fashion to show off.
Headed by Barneys New York, more than two dozen of the world’s top designers joined together to come up with eco-friendly creations for the Earth Pledge's Future Show. Donatella Versace, Donna Karan, Stefano Pilati of Yves Saint Laurent and others used organic fabrics such as natural vegetable dyes and technically advanced fibers derived from soybeans, bamboo, banana leaves or hemp.
Three years ago, when Earth Pledge put on a similar show, it had almost no impact. But when Julie Gilhart, the fashion director of Barneys, began asking designers to participate this year, the response from top names was immediate.
“Sustainable fashion has all the makings of a trend,” Ms. Gilhart said, “but we know now it’s a movement.”
Here's some pictures after the jump...