. In the Rush Back to the Runways, Sustainability Slipped Out of the Headlines—Here’s Who’s Still Innovating « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Vogue – This time last year, we were calling the spring 2021 season a turning point in fashion’s sustainability movement. Everyone had big ambitions about producing less, using what exists, and designing clothes to last: Francesco Risso was upcycling old pieces into new ones; Gabriela Hearst and Stella McCartney used up their leftover fabrics; Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia sharply increased his use of organic cotton and recycled synthetics; Kenneth Ize and Colville partnered with artisan weavers in Nigeria and Mexico; and Collina Strada launched a “silk” made from rose petals. On our mid-pandemic Zooms, these were often the details designers got most excited about: Gvasalia recalled deconstructing and upcycling his own clothes during lockdown, telling Vogue’s Sarah Mower it helped him fall in love with fashion again. “There’s a need to revise things,” he said. “To start a new chapter.”…

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