Vancouver Fashion Week 2014: Green Embassy in the Earth Collection

March 26, 2014 8:22 am


An artisan line inspired by the beauty of in the Australian Outback, Green Embassy showcased their Fall 2014 collection in Vancouver last week. Angie Adventure and Madeline Althammer took in the show.

Green Embassy is Australia’s first organically certified fashion label. Designed, spun, knit, felted, stitched and embroidered from scratch by Artist and Designer Zuhal Kuvan-Mills who uses 100% certified organic Australian alpaca, merino, silk and organic natural fibers. Kuvan-Mills believes sustainability should be at the heart of business and of the fashion industry. The eco-fashion creations are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS),  and the fibres used are certified by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA-IFOAM).

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GREEN EMBASSY Hits VFW with Handcrafted Fall/Winter 2014 Haute Couture Line

March 25, 2014 7:23 pm


GREEN EMBASSY, The Eco-conscious Australian Designer Label Shines with Organically Certified Line in Canada for Vancouver Fashion Week

Recent FW14/15 Vancouver Fashion Week had introduced wide array of international talents, including some that captured my attention. One of them, GREEN EMBASSY, an Aussie based label founded by designer Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, had struck a positive cord at the Vancouver Fashion Week.

Being Australia’s first internationally recognized organically certified fashion label, GREEN EMBASSY stands behind the philosophy of “eco-consciousness”. Every piece was knitted, spun, felted, stitched and embroidered from scratch at the designer’s sun-drenched farm in the Western Australian bush.

Focusing on both high quality and sustainability, GREEN EMBASSY collection maintains eco-friendly yet opulent avant garde designs. The label had previously presented its Haute Couture women’s line pieces that retail between $2000 and $15,000.

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Green Embassy :: Organics and Eco Fashion is Empowering

March 22, 2014 9:46 am

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I was very excited to attend the Green Embassy show at Vancouver Fashion Week.

From the images on the website, I knew I was in for a treat. Then seeing these visions glide down the runway was even more amazing.

I also had the honour to interview the beautiful designer.

GREEN EMBASSY is Australia’s first internationally recognized organically certified fashion label. As a company they believe that sustainability should be at the heart of their business and of the fashion industry. With a strong focus on a modern minimalist feel along with practicality, eco-conscious consumers flock to the line. Zuhal herself find daily inspiration for her artisan line through mature textile crafting traditions, and the beauty lurking in the Australian Outback. Each and every garment easily shows her responsibility toward living sustainably, organic architecture, and art. GREEN EMBASSY uses only the finest materials such as 100% certified organic Australian alpaca, merino, silk and organic natural fibers. The brand recently had a successful show for EcoLuxe London for London Fashion Week 2014, and is also participated recently in a Seattle for the “Everybody Every Body Fashion Show” where the debut of their Night in The Bush Collection took place. GREEN EMBASSY is also slotted to present in a New York eco fashion show for May.

Zuhal Kuvan-Mills is the true modern renaissance woman. This debut fashion line is her new baby born from her love for textile art. Like a true artist, she is not bound by one medium and soon exploded into fashion with her artfully crafted pieces. Zuhal’s line aims to celebrate every woman and make us feel capable and strong when we don on these pieces. The most amazing part of her story is the fact that she has only been doing this for a few months! Her collection has already jetsetted around the world at different fashion weeks. Speaks volumes to the caliber of her work.

“Vancouver Fashion Week has been very successful, and has even extended their six-day events to a seven-day run.” States Designer Zuhal Kuvan-Mills. “I’m very happy to have GREEN EMBASSY be a part of it. I want women to know that their art piece garment is as earth-friendly as possible, and that they can definitely wear stylish yet guilt-free fashions. My hands have touched everything which makes every garment haute-couture and unlike any other.

I absolutely love the fact that this whole collection is certified organic and eco friendly. She has over 50 alpacas and all the threads are made from their fur harvested cruelty free. No additional dyes are used the colors are the original colors of the alpacas. Zuhal also advocates zero waste, her piece that closed the show is actually made from left over material. When she told me that I almost fainted in disbelief! We need to do more to help reduce the amount of textile waste created in this world.

Zuhal is an absolutely incredible woman, her warmth and insight has really inspired me to live even more eco-friendly. In the world of convenience and fast fashion, when we spend $10 on a piece of clothing, who really pays the price? Powerful and thought provoking quote from her is where I will be leaving off this post. I hope we can all do our part to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Green Embassy hits Vancouver Fashion Week with wearable art fashions

March 22, 2014 9:34 am


Artisan fashion designer Zuhal Kuvan-Mills ultra eco friendly label Green Embassy launched Vancouver Fashion Week Wednesday evening with her breathtaking haute couture art designs, one of the top style trends for spring summer.

“I think of fashion as an artist . . . the runway is my gallery” stated Zuhal Kuvan-Mills in a interview with StyleDrama. With a rather diverse background, she was trained in Turkey as a veterinarian surgeon, a former teacher in the UK and now an Australian contemporary artist.

Wearable art fashions were first introduced on the Paris and Milan runways for spring summer 2014 by Chanel, Dior and Prada, so we now include Green Embassy Australia’s first internationally recognized organically certified fashion label on the cutting edge of this new style trend.

Titled Earth Series, she showcased 16 outfits on the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week as her one of a kind fashions are minimalist while dramatic and only uses 100% certified organic merino, silk and Australian alpaca raised on her own farm in Perth.

As a designer, Zuhal Kuvan-Mills has been heavily inspired by ancient textile making techniques such as hand spinning and kitted fibers, weaving, felting, stitching, embroidery to eco-dyed fabrics with Eucalyptus leaves.

“My hands have touched everything which makes every garment haute-couture and unlike any other,” said Zuhal Kuvan-Mills.

What I loved about her wearable art pieces is that they are full of earthly abstract shapes and drawings, plus with the addition of tulle she brings a playful sexiness.

You can still see her fabulous art designs up close as she has a booth at Vancouver Fashion Week, 2nd floor this Thursday and Friday from 4:30 – 9 pm.

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GREEN EMBASSY Hits Vancouver Fashion Week with Handcrafted Fall/Winter 2014 Haute Couture Line

March 22, 2014 8:15 am


Vancouver, Canada, (March 5th, 2014) – Breathtaking fashion label GREEN EMBASSY, (, struck a positive cord at Vancouver Fashion Week on March 19th, 2014 at 6:30pm located at 50 E Pender St. Vancouver Canada. GREEN EMBASSY is an organically certified artisan clothing brand created by Australian Artist and Fashion DesignerZuhal Kuvan-Mills.  GREEN EMBASSY is designed, knitted, spun, felted, stitched and embroidered from scratch at her sun-drenched farm in the Western Australian bush. GREEN EMBASSY combines the lack of eco-consciousness missing in the fashion industry with timeless designs, luxury organically certified materials, traditional handmade techniques, and elaborate art into fashionable, wearable pieces. With a unique mission to provide women with one of a kind garments that are both high quality and sustainable, it is easy to see why GREEN EMBASSY is a highly coveted brand.

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Green Embassy on Vancouver Fashion Week by Style by Fire

March 22, 2014 7:54 am


Green Embassy is Australia’s first internationally recognized organically certified fashion label. Says Turkish-born designer Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, “I want women to know that their art piece garment is as earth-friendly as possible, and that they can definitely wear stylish yet guilt-free fashions. My hands have touched everything which makes every garment haute-couture and unlike any other.”

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Vancouver Fashion Week 2014 Day 1: Green Embassy

March 21, 2014 11:48 am

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The first day of runway shows at Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) always offers a little extra excitement. But with 60 designers from 30 countries on the schedule this season, the energy was palpable. Media, buyers and fashion enthusiasts could be found in the lobby, up in the VIP lounge and on the runway greeting those they haven’t seen since last season, sipping wine and talking about the designers showcasing that day. Big smiles were in evidence everywhere – lots of hugs and warm greetings the norm.

Green Embassy – was another collection that stood out for creating unique garments from unusual fabric – in this case wool felting. Turkish born artist/designer Zuhal Kuvan-Mills is the creative force behind this Australian label, each a hand-made and totally unique. In She grew up with a love of nature and learned dressmaking from her mother and spinning/weaving from her grandmother. In 2004 she rediscovered her love of art and complete studies at the University of Creative Arts in London and Curtin University in WA. I love this description found on her website, “…a collectible artisan haute-couture label with higher meaning. In essence, her wearable pieces of art are individual prayers for sustainability on earth.” The goal is to find that perfect balance between couture, sustainability and the concept of slow fashion.

I sat in awe during this show. There was something very organic about the way the textural fabrics and unique dye choices were combined the the silhouette and each is unique. Fabrics include 100% handmade organic Australian alpaca, merino, silk and recycled natural fibres. Each garment is crafted and hand dyed and knits are fashioned from hand-spun yarns. This is wearable art and I can only hope to have a garment from Green Embassy hanging in my closet one day. Kudos to the designer on a show that took my breath away.

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VFW FW14 Opening Gala Best Dressed (Green Embassy)

March 20, 2014 6:27 pm

Remy Green Embassy DressVancouver Fashion Week’s Opening Gala is the biggest night of fashion in the city. This year’s event at the Chinese Cultural Centre delivered an array of colour, styles and people. Whether the guests were students, business owners or designers, everyone was ready to show off their best look, and they did not disappoint. It may have been due to the flowing alcohol or the excitement behind this year’s newest collections, but attendees were particularly enthusiastic about speaking with HUSH Magazine and posing for street style. Read more here.

Remy was chosen as one of the best dressed wearing Green Embassy’s dress designed by Zuhal Kuvan-Mills.

GREEN EMBASSY Debuts Organic Art Line at EcoLuxe London

March 20, 2014 4:46 pm

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Australian Designer Bursts on to London Fashion Scene With Coveted Handmade Textile Designs

Awe-inspiring clothing label, GREEN EMBASSY, debuted their line on 17 February at the EcoLuxe London event, a luxury sustainable fashion show held during London Fashion Week. GREEN EMBASSY is an artisan clothing label created by Australian Artist & Fashion Designer Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, and her work celebrates the spirit of sustainability. In a unique fusion of timeless textile sculptures, traditional handmade techniques, organically certified materials and luxury quality, these wearable art pieces elevate slow fashion to a whole new level. With a superb eco-conscious ethos, the line’s sumptuous garments pay homage to the brilliance of nature, the community, and life as a whole. GREEN EMBASSY is designed, knitted, spun, felted, stitched and embroidered from scratch by artist, designer and earth ambassador Zuhal Kuvan-Mills at her sun-drenched farm in the Western Australian bush. This emerging ‘organic aesthetic’ brand offers multi-purpose garments which balance elegantly between sophistication, sustainability and contemporary slow fashion.

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Green Embassy: eco friendly fashion at Vancouver Fashion Week

March 13, 2014 9:59 am


Vancouver Fashion Week is quickly approaching! I wanted to give some exposure to some international talent making their way over to the West Coast to show their collections this year, so I caught up with a few of the designers. First up, Green Embassy – a line designed by Zuhal Kuvan-Mills in Western Australia. She designs certified organic couture and also is a veterinarian! If you’re interested in eco friendly fashion, this is one designer you need to know.

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