If you love beautiful clothing with a conscience and haven’t heard of Lara Miller, it’s time to brush-up on your eco fashion facts.
Chicago’s eco-darling and one of the sustainable design world’s pioneers, Lara is tireless in her pursuit to design, encourage, promote and re-create herself. And as executive director of Chicago Fashion Incubator, she mentors and supports up and coming designers.
Her own fresh designs are poster children for modular clothing, having the ability to be wrapped, reversed, and most distinguishably flipped to reveal an entirely different look – watch this video to see what I mean.
Manufactured in Chicago, Lara’s work is strongly influenced by the city’s architectural and cultural landscape while being fashioned from eco-friendly fibers such as organic cotton, hand-loomed bamboo, hemp and vegan silk. Lara says her designs are created with a playful geometry that connects to the personalities of the women who wear them.
“I see my company as a way to support my community – not only by using organic materials while adhering to a “˜green’ lifestyle and workspace – but also by manufacturing locally and working to sustain the sewn products industry in Chicago.”
St. Lara, I have no problem connecting with your line at EcoSalon Shops! on June 4th and will, I swear, finally slip into one of your dresses.
Image: Courtesy of Ecouterre