Eco Style West Vol.12


Sustainable style news from EcoSalon’s West Coast fashion correspondent.

Graphic Style – Fit2Print is the theme of the Art Institute of Portland’s 13th annual fashion show and silent auction held this Saturday June 4, 2011 at Pure Space.  A collaboration between contemporary fashion and graphic design, the main event features the senior collections of fashion student graduates. This one-of-a-kind collection includes dresses made entirely from the show’s sponsors’ upcycled print collateral.  All proceeds from both the fashion show and silent auction benefit the Creative Arts Scholarship Fund at the Art Institute of Portland.

Unique Crave – Good news for those San Francisco ladies who have been always secretly envious of the impeccable vintage designer menswear selections in Sui Generis on Market Street.  The recently opened Sui Generis “Ille” Boutique is packed with the finest selection of designer consignment including McQueen, Lanvin, Chanel and Oscar de la Renta. In addition to the haute looks, Miguel Lopez and Gabriel Yanez’s boutique also sells originals by Academy of Art fashion grad Sergio Davila. While you might not find any bargains, like any fashion student will tell you, everyone can dream.

Beautiful Mind — The Los Angeles County Museum of Art‘s Tim Burton career retrospective is sure to provide plenty of creative inspiration for style seekers who pride themselves on an original take in a sea of fashion sameness. The exhibit includes some of the iconic filmmakers most memorable costumes including Michelle Pfeiffer’s aluring Catwoman suit created by L.A. based Syren Couture and designed by Bob Ringwood for 1992’s Batman Returns, and Johnny Depp’s bondage-inspired Edward Scissorhands costume designed by Burton’s longtime Oscar-winning collaborator Colleen Atwood.


Rowena Ritchie

Rowena is EcoSalon’s West Coast Fashion Editor and currently resides in San Francisco, CA.