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PHOTOS: “Slow Fashion” Makes a Splash at NYC Fashion Week

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How many ways can you wear a little black dress? You probably have a few variations of your own, but fashion designer Eliza Starbuck has got you beat: Her Little Black Dress (or LBD) was worn every day for a year by Sheena Matheiken, who blogged about it to raise more than $100,000 for educating underprivileged children in India. Starbuck is at the vanguard of a burgeoning “slow fashion movement” (which, like Slow Food, encourages consumers to make environmentally responsible choices). At New York City’s Fashion Week, she debuted her eco-fashion collection Bright Young Things, featuring staple wardrobe pieces that are versatile, comfortable, and stylish. Each piece is multifunctional and can be worn inside out or backwards and adjusted for different parts of the body. But the LBD remained the star of Starbuck’s runway show on Tuesday, presented in 15 different ways.

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A recent graduate of Yale University, Alice is the associate editor and lead researcher for the NRDC Smarter Living and Smarter Cities programs. Alice attended COP15 as a reporter for the Yale Wheel Journal of Sustainable Development and has worked w... READ MORE >