Bodkin’s Fall, 2011 collection called to mind late-90’s minimalism, but in the best way possible. Considering I detested the long-lived trend the first time around (I would wear 70’s blast-your-eyes-out polyester shirts just to thwart it) I was shocked how many of the pieces from this collection I sorta fell in love with – and could see myself actually wearing.
Hartman’s practiced, practical, but always elegant design hand has had a workout this past year, as one of the guest designers for Hessnatur as well as keeping up her own collection. But her commitment to her elegant-but-comfy style continues in her latest collection and sustainable fabrics (including a controversial polyester that’s not recycled, but does come from a high-energy efficiency factory) still rule.
Hartman told Emma Grady at Treehugger, “I never use the word ‘eco’ or ‘green’ because I think it doesn’t necessarily mean anything. I like to be open about the imperfection of the process. You can’t be perfect. but you can be mindful and explore ways of doing things.”