Vaute Couture A/W 2010

Yesterday, the Green Shows in NYC featured the A/W 2010 collection from Vaute Couture, which included some amazingly tailored men’s outerwear and accessories. Leanne is the first designer to ever showcase menswear at the Green Shows, and it was definitely my favorite collection. You may remember when I gave you a sneak peek of this line back in early January. The finished pieces are meticulously crafted with origami-inspired top-stitching, classic, and looked striking coming down the runway. The designer, Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, has done some incredible textile research and development, and some accessories that the models wore included vegan-leather gloves made from recycled fibers, and soy-yarn knits made from soybean waste, which will be available for purchase. At the core of Leanne’s business is compassion for animals and the environment, and all of her designs are 100% cruelty-free and vegan (no wool), in addition to being eco-conscious. Check back later for my interview video with Leanne.

Photos by Jun Lee and Joshua Katcher

Written by joshuakatcher

Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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  • lagusta

    Oh rad! I have a women’s Vaute Couture coat and I just adore it. And Leanne is one of the coolest women ever. I see a birthday present for my sweetheart in the future!

  • Jason

    I also hope they do a men’s XS (or 34R). Can’t wait!

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  • Paul Capestany

    FINALLY! Vegan winter wear that actually looks good. I’ll be first in line to buy these up when they’re available.

    Glad that there’s both dressy and casual jackets too.

  • nelson

    are those gloves vegan/part of the collection?

    • joshuakatcher

      yes, they will be! And yes, they are 100% vegan and made from recycled fibers.

  • Nathan

    Wow, these look great. Any word on when they will be available for purchase? There wasn’t anything on their website about them…

  • jesse.anne.o

    I seriously love the Vaute coat I just got when she had the sample sale here. And I like these peacoats better than the ladies’ ones…I wonder if an xs mens would fit me?