Red carpet fashion goes green for AW12
Have you heard about the Red Carpet Green Dress competition? No this isn’t when celebs emerge from a limo in emerald or chivy along the carpet in chartreuse, this is where designers compete to create fabulous dresses crafted from materials that are environmentally-friendly. What’s more fashion fans, the winning gown will be flaunted on the red carpet at the Oscars!
The annual Red Carpet Green Dress competition, launched by Suzy Cameron wife of James Cameron who brought us those brilliant blue Avatar folk, is now in its fourth year. Submissions will remain open until 5th November and the winning sustainable fashion design will be judged by a panel of expert judges, including the hit film director/producer and representatives from the fashion and eco industries. A top fashion designer will also join the judging panel and act as a mentor to the competition winner.
However, the main attraction of this competition for budding fashion designers has got to be the chance to see their creation hit the red carpet at one of the most glamorous events on the Hollywood calendar. At February’s Academy Awards, Missi Pyle of The Artist fame wore last year’s winning eco-dress – a flowing organic silk gown hand-dyed with natural mineral pigments and featuring recycled zip fastenings. Full details of the competition rules and a submission form can be found on the competition’s website.
Mind you, if you’re tempted by vibrant verts and looking for more of a green colour-pop among your sterling silver jewellery then a Little Bit of Love Bracelet - sterling silver with gorgeous emerald green gemstones – is a must-have. Alternatively, for a peaceful peridot popette, how about one of our Hati Sterling Silver Heart Rings? Both of these pieces will make you look and feel fabulous and leave any fashion-foes green with envy.