Sunday, April 11, 2010
Eco-friendly fashion designers Swati Argade, Helen Asir, Marcus Hicks and Rachel Lyra Hospodar presented a runway show of their collections on Friday at a benefit event. The proceeds of the fundraiser benefited a documentary about the Sankara Eye Foundation and the work they do. This foundation has performed about 550,000 free eye surgeries for underprivileged people and their goal is to have more than 1 million beneficiaries by 2020.
The fashion show itself represented a diverse range of eco-friendly options. Swati Argade sent elegant, feminine dresses in organic silks and cottons. Helen Asir showed fantasy couture pieces in organic silks and jewelled embroideries. Marcus Hick's SDN and Rachel's Medium Reality collections showed menswear using hemp, organic cottons, re-purposed and vintage fabric.