Vert Couture “Springtime in Chicago” Provided the Grand “Green” Finale of This Year’s Fashion Focus Chicago

by Rachel Yeomans | October 28th, 2009   

Vert Couture, translated from French to read “green fashion”, premiered in Chicago to give us high fashion take away the guilt. Not necessarily the guilt of the possibility of overspending for a fantastic outfit, but more so for the ever-so-present problem of harming the environment. The Vert Couture “Springtime in Chicago” runway show presented the grand finale to this year’s Fashion Focus Chicago in the city’s grand landmark, the Chicago Cultural Center. The dark red walls and wood paneling provided the perfect backdrop to this eco-fashion soirée.

 Vert Couture Springtime in Chicago Provided the Grand Green Finale of This Years Fashion Focus Chicago

The event kicked off with two fantastic belly dancing performances from local Alhambra Restaurant, and was followed by several collections designed by Chicago’s top eco-designers including Leanne Hilgart, Bryant McLemore Smith, Annie Novotny, Melissa Baswell and seven students from the Fashion Institute Student Collective. Not only would I love to walk into the office wearing a fantastic working wardrobe, but how much better would my day be knowing that I’m wearing gorgeous clothing that is made to help the world we live and work in? Here are some of TheWorkingWardrobe’s favorite working looks.

 Vert Couture Springtime in Chicago Provided the Grand Green Finale of This Years Fashion Focus Chicago

Vaute Couture (Leanne Hilgart)

 Vert Couture Springtime in Chicago Provided the Grand Green Finale of This Years Fashion Focus Chicago

Vaute Couture (Leanne Hilgart)

 Vert Couture Springtime in Chicago Provided the Grand Green Finale of This Years Fashion Focus Chicago

Bryant McLemore Smith Vintage

 Vert Couture Springtime in Chicago Provided the Grand Green Finale of This Years Fashion Focus Chicago

Bryant McLemore Smith Vintage

 Vert Couture Springtime in Chicago Provided the Grand Green Finale of This Years Fashion Focus Chicago

Bryant McLemore Smith Vintage

 Vert Couture Springtime in Chicago Provided the Grand Green Finale of This Years Fashion Focus Chicago

Frei Designs (Annie Novotny)

 Vert Couture Springtime in Chicago Provided the Grand Green Finale of This Years Fashion Focus Chicago

Mountains of the Moon (Melissa Baswell)

 Vert Couture Springtime in Chicago Provided the Grand Green Finale of This Years Fashion Focus Chicago

Mountains of the Moon (Melissa Baswell)

 Vert Couture Springtime in Chicago Provided the Grand Green Finale of This Years Fashion Focus Chicago

Mountains of the Moon (Melissa Baswell)

Photos: Abigail Harenberg – www.abigailharenberg.com

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