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If you haven’t noticed the craziness of Fashion Week you must be living under a rock.  This season we also had a great line of GreenShows premiering in the Metropolitan Pavilion, and hosted by our very best friends

The GreenShows is the premiere fashion event exclusively committed to eco-friendly, ethically sound, fair-trade fashion.  The GreenShows produces a comprehensive canvas for full-length runway shows featuring an edited selection of designers. 

I was fortunate enough to attend the Bright Young Things show this evening, and it was an exciting experience.  Off the bat I met a friendly, conversationalist who was very excited to receive free Hydration Cream by amika.  Then I saw the esteemed Carol Cho from BurdaStyle and Greta Eagan from FashionMeGreen.  All who attended were electrified with excitement and buzzing with anticipation to see Eliza Starbuck’s new designs. 

I was in great company and great clothes.  Eliza Starbuck, the designer, tailored 8 garments that were molded and folded frontward, backward, and inside out to create 16 beautiful, unique looks.  Bright Young Things is a collection that quenches our craving for creativity.  The point and purpose of this line is to design for the girl who has a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear in mind.  Eliza intertwines versatility and sustainability into each piece.  Bright Young Things began as one “little black dress” and is now 8 pieces that allows you to “shop your own closet”.


The buzz about Fashion’s Night Out is growing.  This year the event has become international, it has hopped the river over to Brooklyn.  If you haven’t heard yet, the Textile Arts Center will be hosting its own Fashion’s Night Out event with, Celebrating “Slow”.  There will be a Hack Sustainable Fashion workshop, a designer panel, free workshops, and 7 local Brooklyn designers selling clothing and accessories.  But you can read all about that on the website here.

I want to talk about a trend that has swept across the nation and is a part of our nation’s history: Americana.  Americana refers to artifacts, patterns, and icons that are related to the history of the United States.  In fashion it is popping up in every store in the form of gingham, cowboy boots, denim jackets, and flag patterns.   Here are some of my favorite Americana designs:

Teen Vogue Shoot

Mike & Chris


Derek Lam– love the cowboy boots paired with this Zorro-looking theme.

Salvatore Ferragamo

Gary Harvey

New York Times Fashion Editorial

Unknown….but so cute!

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**But remember to reserve seating for the Designer Panel and for the Hack Sustainable Fashion Workshop at the Center’s Fashion’s Night Out Presents: Celebrating “Slow” on September 10, 2010.