Features on Vogue China

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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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 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 SS16 RTW in Vogue UK

October 29, 2015 11:14 am

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VFW S/S16: Silent Rainforest by Green Embassy

October 9, 2015 11:26 am

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This was Zuhal’s third season bringing her GOT certified Eco collection to the runway at VFW and I knew it would be amazing. Silent Rainforest pays homage to Bali and the Amazon, highlighting the devastation of clear-cutting and celebrating all that is unique in these forests. The main fabric used is called Vegan Silk. It is processed from cocoons found in this type of environment without killing the pupae inside. Next she was inspired by the unique orchids found here and began to experiment with different plants and spices to create their soft yellows, pinks and purples. She chopped up red carrots and beets, then sprinkled these vegetables on the silk along with berries and spices like turmeric – creating a look reminiscent of orchids as she went.  Her background as an artist is clearly evident in how the feel of orchids was captured in the final looks. Continue reading here.

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.

The Province: Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 2015 – Green Embassy

September 27, 2014 1:50 pm

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Australian-based Green Embassy had its first Vancouver runway show last season at Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2014 with couture proffered more as great works of art than mere fashion, and setting the bar high for eco-friendly designs. Zuhal Kuvan-Mills is the artist behind the canvas — she prefers to be recognized as an artist rather than just a designer — who specializes in handcrafted textiles made from organic alpaca and merino fibres, from animals raised on her own farm in Western Australia.

Read more herehttp://bit.ly/1rrulpL

Metro Living Zine: 12 Days to the Runway! VFW S/S 2015 – Green Embassy

September 27, 2014 1:41 pm

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Ten minutes later a curious woman approached and asked me a question about something which I do not remember now but we started talking and found we had a common interest in animal welfare and rescue groups – her in Turkey and myself in Greece, the environment and healthy eating. She was charming with her accent and the rest, as they say, is history. She was Zuhal Kuvan-Mills of Green Embassy and I was taken with her drive and her fantastic life story. We talked forever and I even modeled one of her gorgeous cruelty-free organic dresses off the runway and in many photos that evening.

Read more herehttp://bit.ly/YnNjCl