The Oscars Go Green
So the Oscars have come and gone and so we're ready to celebrate some of the eco-friendly looks that hit the red carpet.
Thanks to Livia Firth and her company Eco-age (who we are obsessed with btw!) the Green Carpet Challenge started in 2013 and works with a number of great designers to create eco-friendly looks to be showcased on the red carpet. Best of all Livia Firth isn't the online helping the red carpet get greener, Suzy Amis Cameron is also supporting the movement with her 'Red Carpet Green Dress' initiative.
Not only do we love that stars are beginning to turn to eco fashion, we also love that sustainable pieces are being showcased in such a glamorous way, which hasn't always been so easy.
That's why we are dedicating this post to some of favourite green looks from the 2018 Oscars!
Camilla Alves not only looked beautiful in her gown but felt proud to rock some green on the red carpet, she said 'I’m continuing to find ways to do my part in bettering the world we live in. By encouraging the revitalization of archival gowns, I’m making the “old” new again and finding beauty that already exists'.
Amis Cameron founded Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) in 2009 with the aim to create awareness for the importance of sustainable pieces in fashion. In order to be considered a RCGD piece each design must be made form recycled, organic or repurposed materials, using handmade detailing or incorporate natural dye pressing.
It's not only women standing up for green fashion either, men are showing their support too! Lakeith Stansfield was the beau of the ball in his custom made sustainable tuxedo by Ermenegildo Zegna.
The tuxedo was made for Tussah silk typically found in the jungle from cocoons of wild silk moths. With little human indentation during the process the yarn of this silk contains irregularities, not found in conventional silks, that provide a rich texture.
It's not only the red carpet attendees that can represent on the sustainability front, we can too. Although sustainable brands do have a bad reputation for being on the expensive side, you don't have to shop brand new to promote and support sustainability principles. Many of these red carpet looks were up-cycled or vintage, which means even a trip down to your local charity or vintage store could have in store some delights.
Or, if you're anything like me and love to do your shopping all online then head to stores like depop!
What did you think of the red carpet green looks and what do you think the fashion industry and we should do more of to get some more representation on the big screen?