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