Detail from LaGrima, made with organic linen twill with cotton embroidery and natural pigments.
Sunday night, at the beginning of fashion week, I met a very hopeful
version of the future. The hessnatur show was the epitome of the direction I think fashion is
headed in: supernatural fabrics in beyond modern designs.
This perfectly curated set of inspirations is fundamentally futuristic, and not in a 1960's-Jetsons way, but a very real glimpse into what's coming. Iconic designer Miguel Adrover's collection was Bladerunner meets The Hobbits, or maybe Mad Max meets Pan's Labyrinth. It was insanely creative, gorgeous, textural, and monumentally fabulous.
Take note of organic fabrics that are sustainably sourced and the sculptural lines; a vision of the future that includes human beings living in real harmony with the Earth.
(For even more amazing images from this magical show, check out Starre's blog, Eco Chick.)
Philodendron; stitched merino wool lined with organic hand-dyed silk batik. I love that the leaves on this suit even have intimations of stomata (the normally microcsopic spaces through which plants breathe).
Higuera; crocheted natural alpaca on wire covered with circular alpaca
Pajaro; organic cotton and natural pigments. This birdlike jacket has a royally-high collar and is composed of thousands of shreds of cotton fabric sewn together like feathers.
Signage at the entrance of the show
Miguel Adrover, new designer for hessnatur
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