The Greening of Fashion’s Next Generation

2014 CFDA Lexus Eco Fashion Challenge

2014 CFDA Lexus Eco Fashion Challenge

It’s a big day for Green Fashion on both sides of the Atlantic!

In London, Kering is unveiling a five-year partnership with the Center for Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion, which will involve a series of talks — starting Wednesday with François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive — about the importance of building a sustainable fashion business, a sustainable fashion award (money and an internship) for two students every year, and the development of academic courses on the subject. In New York, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Lexus are also unveiling the winners of its $75,000 first prize and two $5,000 second prizes for the C.F.D.A./Lexus Eco-Fashion challenge, now in its fifth year.

Drum roll, please.

And the winners are:

First Place: K/LLER Collection, a four-year-old Brooklyn-based jeweler designed by Michael Miller and Katie deGuzman, which specializes in using recycled metals with all products made in the United States; and


Study NY, a five-year old New York-based slow-fashion women’s-wear brand founded by Tara St James with a web site that includes sourcing information (kind of — at least sourcing location); and

Reformation, a five-year-old Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand founded by Yael Aflalo with its own “gray water” garden and a “sustainable sewing factory.” Read more.