Saturday, February 9, 2013

VAUTE by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart Women's/Men's Autumn/Winter 2013


New York Fashion Week Fall 2013

Vegan and Sustainable Fashion Label - Animal Rights=Always Stylish
Designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart 

 A given at the Outdoor Retailer tradeshow we cover-meaning sustainable materials...and cradle to grave (so-to-speak)...traceability of sources to production to garment care-to re-purposed/recycle...a concept that barely gets a nod in the fashion world of things.

recycled luna blouse with waxed skirt

SO---nice to attend a very  fun, packed show--- by WIllaimsburg, based designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart...a fierce animal rights activist who has conjured up a VERY wearable, collection of re-intepreted classics using performance wear staple materials from Polartec, 3m"s Thinsulate, and Teijin.

MEANING-highly functional windproof, breathable, warm outerwear pieces...chicly mixed with separates in bright colors made from organic cotton velvets, fleece/flannel,  zero waste satins, soy fiber knits, and vegan tweeds...with vegan leather details...

BONUS POINTS-all production garments- NYC's Garment Industry... knits-made in MAINE

organic velvet luna coat

on left-recycled satin pant with ramie tee and waxed motorcycle jacket
on right-organic velvet fit and flare dress

 We thought the women's looks adorable---reminded us of figure skater's outfits with feminine flair...and we chatted with the designer a bit---about how 'girly' some looks were (in a good way!).

"Oh yeah, I'm girly," Hilgart noted..."but there's a lot of tomboy there too."

Hand woven shoes from recycled plastics by rural craftsmen =sparkling shoes...vegan too! By Love is Mighty 

Organic lilac velvet winter blazer with sky ramie leggings

organic velvet overalls with organic star party blouse

Vegan and paraben free makeup line by Devita

YES!!!! Bamboo tee

Richard of Salon Champu---did the hair using vegan products-here with his rescued dog---

Humane Society, PETA and PCRM-partners of the show---with rescued, ready to be adopted dogs