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Goodlifer: Designing for Movement - Q&A with Nicole Lenzen

On Ethical Design, Feminine Silhouettes & Swing Dancing – Q&A with Nicole Lenzen

After a decade creating custom hand-made gowns, Brooklyn-based designer Nicole Lenzen has developed a keen understanding of how to create beautifully constructed garments that flatter and empower the modern woman. She spent the…

Goodlifer: La Bella Figura Returns to Nature (And Manhattan)

La Bella Figura Returns to Nature (And Manhattan)

With more and more “green” and “eco” beauty products flooding supermarket and pharmacy shelves, it’s hard to decipher all the real organic and natural beauty products from the fake. Kathie Butler, a sustainable…

Goodlifer: VOZ Autumn/Winter 2013: Change Through Beauty Arrives

VOZ Autumn/Winter 2013: Change Through Beauty Arrives

One of the things that I loved most about the VOZ A/W 2013 presentation at the Metropolitan Pavilion during New York Fashion Week was the way that designer, Jasmine Aarons, and her team…

Goodlifer: Amanda Henderson Knits for Autumn/Winter 2013

Textural Magic: Amanda Henderson Knits for Autumn/Winter 2013

It is always totally energizing to discover new talent during New York Fashion Week (NYFW), in part because many young designers today are opting out of traditional runway shows in order to present…

Goodlifer: Smart Fashion Highlights from New York Fashion Week

Smart Fashion Highlights from New York Fashion Week

Last week, designers from near and far showed their Spring/Summer 2013 collections at New York Fashion Week. As an advocate for slow, considered fashion I have a complicated love-hate relationship with this bi-annual…

Goodlifer: The GreenShows at NYFW FW12

The GreenShows Move into Lincoln Center at NYFW

Over the past three years, The GreenShows has been the premier showcase of sustainable design during New York Fashion Week. This time around, the shows were finally invited to be an official part…

World Textiles on the Runway and Beyond

With September’s fashion week calendar now more than halfway complete, there is quite a bit of buzz about the role that globally inspired prints and textiles play in upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 collections. This…

Good News: Week 8

Dress smarter, and greener, by investing in timeless, well-made pieces of clothing, and eat well on a smaller budget by planning your food purchases better. Girl scouts find out that their cookies are…

Minialism, Recycled Opulence, Urban Renewal and Modern Retro at The GreenShows/NYFW

Minialism, Recycled Opulence, Urban Renewal and Modern Retro at The GreenShows/NYFW

Who says all eco-fashion follows the same aesthetic? Certainly not the designers who showed at The GreenShows during New York Fashion Week. With collections that were as diverse as they were innovative, this…

Edun Returns with New Collection & Finds It's Not Always Easy Being Good

Edun Returns with New Collection & Finds It’s Not Always Easy Being Good

Most designers whose work is rooted in sustainable principles have experienced the frustration of not being able to find the desired materials or get the just-right look using ecologically sound producers. All the…

Goodlifer: NYFW: Ekovaruhuset / House of Organic

NYFW: Ekovaruhuset / House of Organic

On the final day of The GreenShows during New York Fashion Week, Ekovaruhuset / House of Organic showed their new collections. It is technically Fall/Winter, but the House of Organic does not really…

Goodlifer: Recycled Couture at NY Fashion Week

Recycled Couture at NY Fashion Week

It’s the time of teetering heels again. Uncomfortable, spectacular footwear takes over the streets as the Bryant Park tents fill with fashion’s A-listers for the last time. Meanwhile The GreenShows, this year housed…

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