Emma Watson in Stella McCartney Faux Leather Jacket.
These are the days of rolling back protections and regulations, including those laws protecting our animal friends on this planet, of late even wolf and bear mothers and their cubs in hibernation. Who knows, shortly there will not be enough animals on this planet to make clothes out of. There you have it, one great reason to embrace Eco Fashion.
And I will say it again, as I did in Label or Libel? First Ladies Lighten Up, Philanthro-Fashion would be an excellent cause for the First Ladies. Seeing as they love fashion so much, and are unable to embrace the “America First” dictum set down by the Pater, perhaps Philanthro-Fashion is the way to go. We should all have taken the cue when forward thinking Pamela Anderson sent the First Lady a faux fur coat post-inauguration to thank her for not wearing animals (click here to see). The First Ladies before her have not.
One of my favorite Philanthro-Fashions is Eco Fashion, in this case, a fur, feather and skin free fashion line by the ebullient Stella McCartney. Her line has breadth and range, or as WWD says: “wardrobe solutions for real women”. It is joyful and sophisticated in turns. Prints carry her trademark phrases and bring the message home in chic patterns and colors. And all the cool furs are faux. Stella McCartney was one of the first Eco Designers verified and featured by buzz stir Emma Watson in her new line Eco-Age. And its not just about fur. According to Emma, "Stella has spent years developing ways of using materials such as regenerated cashmere, recycled fabrics, organic cotton and forest-friendly fabrics".
All coats receive a “Fur-Free-Fur” patch, which is really fun to say out loud three times in a row. Eco-Fashion is a fun fur free fur Philanthro time. And Ivanka and Melania, next time you're at the Met Ball, check in with Emma, she'll show you the ropes, or in this case, the plastic bottle tops.
Ms. Mannerism's Q&A
Q: WWD asks: Is eco finally red-carpet chic?
A: YAS! It is here to stay and ever so sophisticated. Besides, when there are only bottle caps and plastic waste left on this earth, we will really need to know how to make clothes out of them. Thanks Stella and Emma!
Stella McCartney #PFW Fall/Winter 2017 RTW Line. Here are a few of her unique suit looks. I love the fitted jacket and baggy trousers. (photo: Fashionisers.com)
Stella McCartney #PFW Fall/Winter 2017 RTW Line. Note the horse motif. (photo: Fashionisers.com)
Stella McCartney #PFW Fall/Winter 2017 RTW Line. Here are some work wear looks. The faux leathers and suedes look authentic. (photo: Fashionisers.com)
Stella McCartney #PFW Fall/Winter 2017 RTW Line. Feminine staple pieces. My favorite is the bright green. (photo: Fashionisers.com)
Stella McCartney Pre-Fall Vogue.com. Here are what the fake furs look like. This fur is Look 17. (Photo : Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Stella McCartney Pre-Fall Vogue.com. Here is another cool fake fur. This fur is Look 22. (Photo : Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Stella McCartney Pre-Fall Vogue.com. Here is a classy faux leather look. This is Look 31. (Photo : Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
On StellaMcCartney.com, link below for purchase, The Camellia Dress with trademark slogans. One of my favorites.
On StellaMcCartney.com, link below for purchase, my top pick, the Fortuna pants. Again with slogans.
On StellaMcCartney.com, link below for purchase, the playful, chic and positively messaged Estelle Shirt.
Emma Watson wearing a faux leather Stella McCartney jacket. Here are the credits from her Eco-Age Instagram page: "Faux leather jacket and dress: Stella McCartney. Boots: @goodguysdontwearleather. The brand doesn't use any animal products in its collections, which are made in Porto, Portugal, helping preserve the traditional shoe making industry of the region". (Photo: (c) Instagram/Emma Watson)
More Emma and Stella. "emmawatsoneco Coat: Stella McCartney, the world's first luxury brand that is committed to producing products that do not use leather, skins, feathers or fur. Instead, Stella has spent years developing ways of using materials such as regenerated cashmere, recycled fabrics, organic cotton and forest-friendly fabrics". (Photo: (c) Instagram/Emma Watson)
And just in case you thought I was joking about the plastic bottle dresses: "emmawatsoneco Dress: Louis Vuitton designed by @nicolasghesquiere. Its fabric is Newlife recycled polyester, created from used plastic bottles. These are sourced, mechanically processed and spun into yarns in Italy, with a fully traceable supply chain. This saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions compared to creating brand new polyester fibre. The arm band was created in a carbon-neutral mill". (Photo: (c) Instagram/Emma Watson)
Plastic bottles have made it onto the Red Carpet at the Met. Here is a 2016 Calvin Klein dress on Emma Watson made out of plastic. Eco-Age, Emma's brand, says: "The body of the look is crafted from three different fabrics all woven from yarns made from recycled plastic bottles, the zippers are made from recycled materials and the inner bustier has been created using organic cotton." (Photo: Getty Images)
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