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Eco-Fashion Challenge: Accepted

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Amber VallettaOn the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, it’s only appropriate that the Council of Fashion Designers of America should turn its attention to the environment. At a New York luncheon yesterday, the CFDA and Lexus announced the winners of the Eco-Fashion Challenge—an annual event that rewards designers for their environmentally responsible fashion. “It’s only the tip of the iceberg,” said Amber Valletta, who, wearing a Daniel Silverstein dress cut from zero waste, predicted that there will be a major shift in eco-friendly design in another five years. “It’s necessary, responsible, and economical. Luxury is about being thoughtful and sustainable from the beginning.”

Guests including Coco Rocha, Steven Sebring, Maria Cornejo, and Steven Kolb filed into ABC Kitchen for the affair. Over shared plates of locally sourced crab toast and braised mushroom, they applauded top winner Natalie “Alabama” Chanin for her organic, handcrafted wares. “Hand embroidery is very engrained in rural communities in America,” Chanin said. She pointed to the hand-sewn skirt from her namesake label that she was wearing, explaining how she sources the organic cotton from Texas, then has it processed and dyed in North Carolina before it’s sewn by Alabama artisans.

The selection committee, which included Valletta, fashion consultant Julie Gilhart, and CFDA’s Lisa Smilor, among others, also gave awards to Mark Davis for his jewelry, and SVILU’s Britt Cosgrove and Marina Polo for their environmentally sound, understated womenswear.

Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

Steven Sebring, Now in 4-D

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Steven Sebring and Coco Rocha at the opening of Revolution 
“I’ve been keeping it very secret,” explained fashion photographer and filmmaker Steven Sebring of his latest project, Revolution, which debuted at New York’s 69th Regiment Armory last night. “Just testing the Rig and seeing what it can do—there isn’t anything else like it.” The “Rig” is Sebring’s name for the new massive “geodome” he created—a silver sphere lined with a hundred cameras on wheels. It took three years of personally funded development to complete the apparatus, which is designed to capture the so-called fourth dimension (or the “truly true,” as the artist defines it), and record its subjects’ every move—from every angle—as it spins.

 

Model Coco Rocha is the star of Sebring’s vision (although longtime friend and onetime subject Patti Smith, as well as a tai-chi master from his building, also make appearances), and is shown dancing, leaping, and shifting in a series of videos, photographs, and sculptural works. “This is the first art exhibition I’ve ever been a part of,” offered Rocha. “I put my Irish dancing shoes on and came into Steven’s studio again and again. And it had nothing to do with editorial, nothing to do with making money or a campaign.” Continue Reading “Steven Sebring, Now in 4-D” »

Reed Krakoff And Steven Sebring Come Together Again For A Look At Spring

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Reed Krakoff and filmmaker Steven Sebring—the man whose Patti Smith: Dream of Life was partially responsible for last year’s Patti mania—are longtime collaborators and friends. Their latest project is a look at the work behind Krakoff’s Spring 2011 collection, which means plenty of opportunities to see collection muse Stella Tenannt. “Steven and I have collaborated together for many years and I have so much appreciation for his work, both as photographer and filmmaker,” Krakoff tells Style.com. “Making this film was an incredibly personal experience, as Steven genuinely understands my design process and has this innate ability to capture something that I look at as ‘everyday’ and turn it into something poetic.” We’ve got your exclusive first look here; the full film—along with the Spring 2011 collection—launches tomorrow at ReedKrakoff.com.

A Peek Behind The Scenes At Reed Krakoff

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It’s not every runway first-timer who can snag a stylist like Melanie Ward, lure big-name editors such as Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld, and land important retail accounts while simultaneously planning the opening of his first freestanding store. But then, not every first-timer is Reed Krakoff, Coach’s incredibly successful brand president and executive creative director, who launched his signature collection at New York fashion week in February. Krakoff will show Style.com his Resort line tomorrow. Until then, here’s a look at a behind-the-scenes video that photographer/filmmaker Steven Sebring, Krakoff’s longtime collaborator and friend, shot of of the making of his runway debut.