Fashion Week 2013 & Tesla Cars in Greenwich Village

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On Monday, September 9th, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m in New York City, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce held Tesla Style Night, an event which added to the unique excitement of Fashion Week 2013.

This fabulous evening featured the sustainable electric car designs of Tesla Motors, complemented by many emerging fashion designers whose focus is also on the importance of fabric sustainability.

Designer Ashley McAleavy is the owner of Remedy.  Ashley shared that in the fashion industry there is so much excessive waste.  In her passion for design she has found a way of creating sustainable fashion.  Ashley calls her line of clothing “upcycled vintage” and works to give new meaning to the past to sustaining life in the present.  How cool is that!

Our second green designer was Anais Bouchard.  Her company is Anais.  Anais has designed a lounge wear-lingerie collection which is both trendy and urban.  She uses organic cotton and all her fabrics are from The United States, her manufacturer is in Long Island and her studio is in Brooklyn.  We certainly love the local love that goes into making the threads!

A third highlighted designer at the evening’s event was Lanni Lantto.  Her designs are a line of clothing that Lanni says, “Will take you on a journey.  A journey where things that were once tossed aside are brought back to life.”  She has some very unique creations, indeed!

And let’s not forget the kids in supporting this recyclable fabric movement. At Kaillo pre-adored vintage clothing is reclaimed, sorted and re-sewn to give it brand new life!  Nothing is wasted!

Karina Kallio who founded Kallio shared her vision which is, “To create a conscious kid’s fashion brand that if fun, stylish and unexpected, that kids can play hard it, without being hard on the environment.

Contributed by Sora Vernikoff 

Jessica Tiare Bowen
Jessica Tiare Bowen lives in the juicy Big Apple with her adorable pink-nosed chihuahua, Gillman. He's the inspiration for her first published children's book, "Park Avenue Pound Puppy." The book is the combined result of her two greatest passions: pooches and penning stories.

Her passions include art, urban hikes through Manhattan, drinking coffee with 3 creams and 6 sugars, making extremely detailed itineraries and traveling to far away places, singing along to Broadway shows, Netflix movie nights, discovering incredible treasures at Goodwill and thrift stores, and listening to stories from little people under 7 and big people over 70.

She started her career as New York City Teaching Fellow, teaching elementary school and theater arts at a special education school in the South Bronx for 6 years. She is now a Special Education School Improvement Specialist working in public schools throughout New York City. She is the Editor-In-Chief of the online New York City travel magazine, Used York City. The magazine focuses on finding the best of New York...as used by New Yorkers. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and an ASPCA Ambassador.
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