Bodkin Fall 2009: Blessed By the Dalai Lama
>> She sent out her invitations with an air plant inside and was just awarded the first ever Ecco Domani sustainable design award, so former Teen Vogue and Nylon writer Eviana Hartman had set herself apart even before she unveiled her first official show at The Horticultural Society of New York yesterday. Being committed to the eco-conscious involves using dyes derived from eggplants or spinach leaves, quilting from recycled bottles, and non-violent silk blessed by the Dalai Lama — “Working sustainably imposes constraints. You can’t just think, ‘What do I want to make right now?’ You start there, but the next question is, ‘What’s possible? Can I dye that color organically? Is there a recycled fabric that exists that gets me to the right look?’” — but it doesn't mean that style has to be sacrificed, as Hartman proved with her dip-dyed jumpsuits and tunics.