As interest and concern for the environment continues, it’s not surprising to see designers looking to create their clothing from a wider range of textiles. The results are beautiful, but still expensive!
Giambattista Valli’s white ruffled dress is made of a biopolymer- a material made from corn and used as an alternative for polyester, but the price tag is $10,000!
Nothing beats the feel of cotton, especially if it’s not dyed and no toxic chemicals are used in the processing. Marni has designed this cute smock dress, but it’s $910!
Recycling clothing or thrifting is also very popular. Libertine has made it an art form and you can see why! A vintage taffeta dress with lace overlay is adorable, but the price of $2,500 is not!
Abaca, a fabric made from banana leaf stalks, is the material of choice for this dress by Doo.ri, but again, the price is high- $1,395!
(Photos- New York Times, April, 2008)