Fashion sustainability advocates speak out with eye-catching colors during New York Fashion Week
“Sustainable fashion can be bold, beautiful and limitless”, -Lexy Silverstein
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB)
September 24, 2022
With bursts of color mimicking Mother Nature herself, the enduring designs of Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) student Andres Guerra were brought to life by multimedia influencer Lexy Silverstein, who wore the designs during the New York Fashion Week. Silverstein attended the world’s largest fashion event for emerging designers to showcase brands investing in sustainability. Silverstein drew much of the lens time herself with Guerra’s creations, which were made from certain materials that would otherwise have been dumped in a landfill.
“My favorite design from my capsule collection, ‘Las Chamas’ is the multicolored set made from scraps from my other designs,” said Andres Guerra. “What better place than NYFW to show that sustainability can and should be a core value in fashion?”
A passionate and innovative advocate of sustainable fashion, Silverstein collaborated with Guerra on the designs to show how every scrap, shred and yarn can be used and repurposed to create memorable fashion statements. The outfits she wore during NYFW included:
- 7 yards of heavyweight 100% cotton denim sourced from Michael Levine, shaped into a circular skirt with dramatic sleeves featuring flat welt seams, raw frayed edges and an attached hood.
- 7 yards of orange tulle and 7 yards of purple polyester gabardine, both sourced from Michael Levine, fashioned into a multi-layered dress – one layer of which was horsehair. The gabardine has been hand sewn into a puffy purple skirt floating over a loose tulle leg.
- Hand torn pieces of multicolored recycled polyester gabardine were sewn onto a sky blue base fabric to create a skirt and top that rippled in warm lava colors on long bright green leaves.
“Sustainable fashion can be bold, beautiful and limitless,” says Silverstein. “There is no excuse for waste. Young designers like Andres and others show that creativity and sustainability go hand in hand.
About @Lexy Silverstein:
Lexy Silverstein is a sustainable fashion blogger, Instagram advocate and influencer. Lexy is currently studying merchandising and fashion marketing at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. She is a brand ambassador for Remake, Nordstrom, Nuuly and several other sustainable brands. Lexy is also the Social Media Marketing Specialist for Red Carpet Green Dress™. Lexy writes about sustainable fashion on her blog, eLEXYfy.com and interviews influencers, designers and advocates of this important topic on her podcast, eLEXYfy, The Place for Fashion. You can follow her on her social networks: Instagram: @lexysilverstein Youtube: Lexy Silverstein Twitter:@eLEXYfy TikTok: @lexysilverstein Facebook: Lexy Silverstein Liketoknow.it/lexysilverstein
About Andrés Guerra
Guerra (Instagram: @_andreswar_) is a first-generation Venezuelan-American who views fashion as a way to express his individuality through the artistic perspective of the avant-garde world. Her capsule collection, known as “Las Chamas”, is a colorful celebration and homage to her culture. It plays with the use of layers, raw edges and dramatic silhouettes. “I got into fashion just two years ago,” he notes. “I realized that fashion was the path I had to take to grow artistically. There was a lot of trial and error, not only in my samples, but also in life. But nothing can stop my constant passion that is in every stitch you see in every design I make.In this journey I will continue to forge my own path.
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