Sustainable Fashion in NYFW

It’s the start of the school year, and it’s the start of New York Fashion Week (NYFW). With new upcoming designers, upcoming trends for next spring everyone is looking at all these shows. But, many are also looking at new sustainable fashion. Sustainable clothing is made from eco-friendly resources often being recycled material. Most importantly, this clothing is purposely made to avoid using any material that may contain any toxins and other harmful chemicals.



Collina Strada has come to fashion week once again and, Hillary Taymour, the designer hasn’t disappointed. Taymour strays from models set forth by society and uses common people who are either dancers, artists and even friends and doesn’t care about their age. But, most importantly to embrace the sustainable clothing this time around the show itself was held at an actual farmer’s market.


Khaite is Becca McCharen-Tran eco-friendly clothing line. Just like Collina Strade, Khaite clothing is made from recycled materials, it works with an international diving team that helps gather fishing nets that are found in the water and are eventually transformed to yarn to be used. In addition, this line is inclusive and offers a wide range of sizes for their products, and inclusivity is a problem that many designers struggle with because of the lack of diversity in their sizing.


Chromat another one of Becca McCharen-Tran sustainable clothing line is set to be part of this year’s fashion week and will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Being known for breaking the norms within the fashion industry when it first launched, this line is geared toward being an inclusive active and swimwear for celebrating a range of sizes. Celebrating its anniversary, Chromat has also decided to take their sales in a different perspective and take business home and sell their products from their own website.


With fashion week coming to an end, an overall trend that has come across many shows has been the different approach that many designers have taken this time around and created clothing that was more attainable and could be practically worn by many. Unlike previous fashion weeks, many pieces are no longer ones that are simply used as an inspiration but are ones that anyone could wear on numerous regular occasions.