I am not the most militant person when it comes to scrutinizing eco fashion, but there are some definite guidelines that I believe should be upheld when talking about green design and sustainability. On this note, I feel that I have to speak up about VOGUE's November issue featuring a fashion spread called, 'Midnight in the Garden of Good'. The luxe-label layout was intended to highlight the 'subversive' activity of renegade green guerillas and the night-prowling activity of the guerilla gardening movement.
What I do not understand about this story is why the stylist opted to highlight so few eco fashion labels and standout designers? What a missed opportunity to feature green-luxe designs available at chic boutiques like Beklina, Eco Citizen, Green In The City, Kaight, and Trunkshow - to name a few. There were surely wheelbarrow loads to choose from for this hip gardening photo shoot.
Let's keep the green in green while also cultivating educational links with mainstream media. Just a little bit of fashion research goes along way, folks. A Prada Ostrich bag that retails for $4,990 does not make the green cut - at least not in my hood.