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April 30, 2017 8:51 pm

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Green Embassy Empty Oceans Series from Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 17 published in Vogue China
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At Forty Five on Green Embassy’s Designer Zuhal

April 16, 2017 6:42 pm

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Age may define who you are but it doesn’t define who you can be.

Zuhal Kuvan-Mills is living proof. At 26 she was a veterinarian, 36 a science teacher, 46 an art student and 56 an eco-fashion designer.

I met with her in Vancouver at the end of a whirlwind showing at Vancouver Fashion Week. Born in Turkey, she spent years in England and currently resides in Australia. One may wonder how being a veterinarian could possibly be connected to designing couture fashion, but as Zuhal shares her story, it all falls into line. Read full article here.

Marilyn Wilson on GE’s Empty Ocean Series

April 15, 2017 4:55 pm

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In March 2014, I was in my seat watching shows at Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 14. One night a new designer took to the runway that floored me – Zuhal Kuvan-Mills of Green Embassy – a series called “Earth.”  During the week I managed to connect with her in the showroom to get up close and personal with this talented artist and her collection to learn a little about what she was doing. Read full article here.

Robbin Whachell on GE’s Empty Ocean Series

April 15, 2017 4:52 pm

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Environmental activist, fashion designer and artist Kuvan-Mills believes art and fashion impact our emotions and can move us to value our blue planet. Currently supporting the world’s leading direct action ocean conservation organization, Sea Shepherd (Australia) she said she was compelled to return to west-coast Canada for Vancouver Fashion Week after hearing about the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion and its threat to local waters.  This is the Perth designer’s fourth time down the runway of Vancouver Fashion Week, and her Empty Ocean’s collection is in perfect sync with water conservation, and she wanted to share that with the Vancouver audience. Read full article here.

Green Embassy Featured on the Bahamas Weekly

April 15, 2017 4:44 pm

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Vancouver, B.C. — World Water Week has just concluded and although many events took place around the world close to rivers, oceans and streams, the fashion runway may be one of the last places on people’s minds when it comes to water and conservation.  Enter Zuhal Kuvan-Mills from Australia and her Green Embassy ‘ Empty Oceans’ collection… read the full article here

Green Embassy Talks About Slow Fashion on ABC

March 1, 2017 1:10 pm

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The brains behind Australia’s first ever Eco Fashion Week, Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, has a commitment to zero-waste production and natural handmade materials. Read more and listen here.

SBS World News featured Green Embassy

February 20, 2017 12:17 pm

Green Embassy on SAD Magazine

October 29, 2015 11:29 am

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Fri­day night fea­tured the Silent Rain­for­est line from GREEN EMBASSY, an Aus­tralian based, eco avant-garde com­pany that believes that “sus­tain­abil­ity should be at the heart of the fash­ion and tex­tile indus­try.” Cer­ti­fied by Global Organ­ics Tex­tile Stan­dards, GREEN EMBASSY is devoted to chal­leng­ing the fast-fashion, throw-away men­tal­ity of so many con­sumers. The brand uses only 100% organic mate­ri­als and is work­ing towards zero waste at its pro­duc­tion stu­dios. This was the sec­ond year GREENEMBASSY pre­sented at Van­cou­ver Fash­ion Week, and it made its pres­ence felt in a big way…Continue reading here. (Article by Elsie Millar)

Green Embassy by the Bahamas Weekly

October 29, 2015 11:17 am

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Green Embassy celebrates the earth’s mystical rain forests and the treasures that they hold with a new haute couture collection for spring 2016 filled with dazzling romantic dresses in a lush palette of crimson, cream, purple and yellow.

It has been a year since I last interviewed Australian fashion designer artist, Zuhal Kuvan-Mills at Vancouver Fashion Week, where I first discovered her exquisite couture collection that is both luxurious and earth friendly.

Titled, Silent Rainforest this collection is visually stunning. Several of the outfits have high collars taking us back to the classic Victorian era, while the fabrics are delicate with elegant lines as they caress a women’s body…

Continue reading here. (Article by Edward Quan)

Vancouver Fashion Week S/S2015 Highlights

September 29, 2014 6:34 pm

It was a whirlwind last week in Vancouver and I have just now caught my breath enough to post about what happened. This is just a quick ‘taste’ of what I got up to – there is plenty more, trust me!

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I was so used to the feel of Australia, its smell, and colours. Early in my visit, I was able to discover the new backdrop of a different continent and land. Here was my first experience of an on-the-land photo shoot with model and socialite, @SkyeBerryPie aka Skye Natasha Lintott.

Model: Skye Natasha Lintott

Hair: Jennifer (Grassroots Hair ecosalon)

Make-up: Hailey and Stephanie (She’s so Eco)

Photographer: Zuhal Kuvan-Mills

Raising the Hemline

The Public Art project coordinated by Patti Desante, Raising the Hemlines, was launched. My blank canvas dresses were decorated by the public, with the first piece of artwork done by myself and placed on the dress worn by a model at the Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market.

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Amanda Prepares for Paris

My evenings were also busy, starting with a fundraising event for Amanda Oiom, my gorgeous model who is going to hit the Paris runway with Green Embassy at World Fashion Week Trade Show.

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Behind the Designs

My amazing host Helen Siwak of Kitsilano Kitty’s Closet, my lovely friend Patti Desante, Australian Vancouver Honorary Consul Kevin Lamb, my new Vancouverian Team and my lovely models. This was at the Behind the Designs artist talk.

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The Opening Gala. I am accompanied by my lovely models: Ben Williams, Katie Stuart, Lollie, Martin, Amanda Oiom (amongst others), back stage.

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It was an amazing week – and now it’s Paris to continue the whirlwind! Follow my social media to keep in touch: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.