Green Makeover: Eco Fashion's Bold Summer Hues

Via the NYTimes, bold hues at the Jil Sander show.

It was finally a warm weekend, and as I was out-and-about in Manhattan, all I saw around me were sandals and dresses, a welcome respite from the black and drab-filled winter months. All around me I spied bold pops of color!

This graphic dress is quintessentially Feral Childe, a design duo who split their time between SF and NYC.

And this is only the beginning….One of the most fantastic bits about this upcoming summer season is a 360 in the color department!

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Popomomo’s Zaibriskie dress with necklace print at the neckline – Summer perfection!

Bid adieu to the blacks of December and welcome forth pinks, yellows, and purples of May — and beyond. Stella McCartney and Jil Sander both demonstrated this trend in their shows. McCartney even featured several major wardrobe pieces with life size pieces of fruit in various colors; how fun. Taking a cue, I checked out how some of my fave eco fashion designers spun this trend, and man am I excited I did!

Seashore crochet dress by LuFlux from their Summer collection “Over the Hills and Far Away”.

As the NYTimes quoted in their story on the piece:

Or perhaps a feeling for tropical nature, because leaf green and banana yellow come not just as colors but also worked into lush and flamboyant patterns.

Even guys can get in on this trend; check out NYTimes’ fabulous Bill Cunningham’s shots of sartorially sure hommes flaunting the colors of the rainbow.

Feral Childe’s Von trapp dress in their “cherries and mushroom” pattern.

Get to their shops now for the killer off the runway look, with the warm weather months ahead you better have some cute dresses that make you stand out loud.


Haley Sherif holds a B.F.A. in creative nonfiction writing from Emerson College. Born & raised in Manhattan, she's currently living in Brooklyn pursuing her dream to write. As an eager fourteen year old she originally joined the Eco-Chick team as an intern, several years later she's happy to be back. Her writing and design projects can be found on her personal site, haleykamilla.com, as well as on The Culture-ist and later and in Perversion's June, 2016 issue.