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. ┬áHer background as an artist is clearly evident in how the feel of orchids was captured in the final looks. Continue reading here.

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