Auralis: Supersexy Summer Eco Style

The Convertible Jumper can be worn like this, or as a strapless top (shown below) or several other ways.

I had a lovely evening last week at the Ethical Fashion Forum meetup in NYC. Hosted by the one-and-only Bahar Shahpar, I had some great discussions (some of which I’ll be following up on in a future post). I also had the chance to chat with Auralis Herrero-Lugo, whose Summer collection (the eponymous Auralis) is gorgeous, ubersexy, and fabulously contrasty in black and white materials.

This is a close-up of the Convertible Jumper also shown above, with the straps converted to a strapless top.

Speaking of which, “Auralis studied the texture and techniques of puertorican painter Angel Otero’s work. His bobbin lace (mundillo-like) textures led Auralis to incorporate hemp gauze, organic cotton dobby and jersey in to her collection.”

The Flirty dress lives up to it’s name with a prettily tiered skirt, and superlowcut bodice which might look revealing now, but will be just right during the steamiest Summer days. Made from a hemp/organic cotton mix dobby.

Auralis hopes to get into denim and would ideally like to work with farmers to “help promote organic agriculture in Puerto Rico.” I can’t wait to see what this designer who is so attuned to cut and draping can do with denim!

The Asymmetrical top is one of those pieces that will go with so many other pieces. Skinny jeans or leggings, a mini skirt, or shorts. Made from a bamboo/organic cotton mix.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.