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LAVUK Fall 2011 Runway Review

For this season’s LAVUK collection, an eco-friendly label made in Los Angeles, designer Natasha Gindin used a number of sustainable materials in the collection titled "Infinity". Among her fabrics of choice were organic cotton, hemp, Tencel, and dead stock silks which she used to create a mix of fashion-forward, futuristic looks along with more classic silhouettes.

There was a recurring two-tonal motif. The hood of a dress was, for example, lined in a contrasting color, while a black pocket was placed as contrast to a bright orange shirt, and a loosely tailored lightly hued blazer was given a pop with dashes of contrasting red. The collection's stand-out pieces were the ones where Gindin showed her affinity for loose draping, which made for a number of stylish, everyday casual pieces including draped tops which she showed in a variety of color and fabric iterations.

All LAVUK garments are made in sweatshop-free environments and for every piece the brand sells, a tree is planted through American Forests as part of the California Wildfire ReLeaf program.

Images: WWD.

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