Monday, November 14, 2011

Feral Childe Fall/Winter 2011 'Orchestra' Trunk Show at Kaight Brooklyn with Ariel Clay

Introducing eco-model Ariel Clay in NYC

Shopping for a winter coat has definitely been on my mind these past few weeks, particularly after New York City's brief and unexpected Halloween snowstorm. As a native Californian and newcomer to New York, I have been on a mission to find something warm yet also uniquely stylish. And as a shopper who seeks out eco-friendly wardrobe options, I was thrilled to learn more about Feral Childe's Fall/Winter 2011 collection during this past weekend's trunk show at Kaight Brooklyn

Unique hand drawing / print by Feral Childe for F/W 2011

Feral Childe, the creative endeavor of Moriah Carlson and Alice Wu, is a sustainable fashion line that sources the finest eco materials and while also doing all of their production locally in New York City. Their Fall/Winter 2011 collection is based on the theme, 'Orchestra' (each season has a specific theme), and this latest collection celebrates chic easy to wear dresses, tops, jackets, and pants. I particularly fell in love with their cozy fleece jackets and wool coats, though.

Ariel Clay and Moriah Carlson at Kaight Brooklyn

Feral Childe's jackets and coats are made from mill end material, which is the material left over from larger production orders. This production strategy not only allows small fashion houses to buy higher quality material at lower costs, but also allows for the recycling of fabric disregarded by the larger fashion company that had it produced. This is a win-win scenario for both the environment and small fashion labels.

I know that these coats would keep me warm and stylish all winter long.

 I love the belted ties on the long coat and tuxedo tailoring on the jacket. 

Feral Childe's original hand-drawn artwork on the fabrics also makes for whimsical and feminine dresses and linings on the coats.

Stay tuned for more of Ariel's reports from NYC.
(photos courtesy of Ariel Clay)

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