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GCFA Italia, 2019: All of the GCC Looks from the Iconic Green Carpet

By Kelly Green
22.09.19

Discover all the GCC looks from the iconic green carpet at the 2019 Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia:

 

Star guests arriving at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan for the third annual Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italy, hosted by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana in collaboration Eco-Age, walked the iconic green ECONYL® carpet wearing bespoke sustainable looks that showcased innovative materials and processes and exquisite craftsmanship as part of the Green Carpet Challenge.

Among the attendees taking up the GCC for the evening were Adut Akech and Sophia Loren dressed by Valentino, Lou Doillon dressed by Gucci, Letitia Wright, Shailene Woodley and Amber Valletta dressed by Stella McCartney, Jess Glynne dressed by Vivienne Westwood, Dylan Sprouse dressed by Hugo Boss, Doutzen Kroes dressed by Max Mara, Pixie Geldof dressed by Miu Miu, Candice Swanepoel dressed by Philosophy, Barbara Palvin dressed by Diesel, Elsa Hosk, Alessandra Ambrosio and Izabel Goulart dressed by Etro, Doina Ciobanu dressed by Emilio Pucci, Toni Garrn dressed in Alberta Ferretti, Michelle Hunziker dressed by Trussadi and Eva Riccobono dressed by Laura Strambi. 

See who wore what at this year’s Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, below:

Adut Akech wears Valentino for the GCC

Adut Akech wears Valentino for the Green Carpet Challenge. The floor length gown was crafted by skilled Italian seamstresses in the Valentino atelier, celebrating Made in Italy and reflecting Valentino’s visionary, iconic and longstanding contributions to the fashion industry as a whole. The gown was created using superior quality micro faille and crepe de chine, both made of organic GOTS certified silk produced by a historical Italian supplier. All components are reclaimed and come from renowned suppliers, and have been tested to verify the absence of dangerous chemicals as per the most advanced standards. Valentino’s venerable presence in the fashion world has enabled the brand to adapt to the evolving industry whilst maintaining the brand’s iconic DNA.

Alessandra Ambrosio wears Etro for the GCC

Alessandra Ambrosio wears Etro for the Green Carpet Challenge. The gown is made of red silk chiffon from the Etro archives and finished with repurposed components from pre-existing samples. Adhering to tradition spanning the last half century, the fabric was printed in Italy at the Etro facilities near Como, symbolising heritage family business, and upholding Made in Italy. Working with existing fabrics and finishings is also a creative design challenge that helps to avoid virgin material production, combat waste and optimise resources originally used for material production.

Doutzen Kroes wears Max Mara for the GCC

Doutzen Kroes wears Max Mara for the Green Carpet Challenge. The look is comprised of a top, skirt, and short padded coat. The top, skirt and the shell of the coat are all created from organic silk crepe de chine, supplied by CLERICI TESSUTO in Italy, and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), avoiding chemical pesticide pollution. Cameluxe material is used for the coat’s filling. Cameluxe is a Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified material made from recovered camel hair fabric offcuts from Max Mara’s manufacturing processes, which are mechanically processed without chemicals and blended with recycled plastic bottles. The process not only helps to combat single use plastic pollution, but is also a significant step towards circularity through the use of existing materials. 

Doina Ciobanu wears Emilio Pucci for the GCC

Doina Ciobanu wears Emilio Pucci for the Green Carpet Challenge. The gown is created from organic silk crepe de chine marcaine from Alesilk, Italy, certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The look is embellished using sequins made by ADITY from recycled post-consumer plastic waste and certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). ADITY is an Indian company that collects plastic waste from the streets of Ahmedabad and reprocesses it into sequins. Designing with materials that have had a previous life is a way to reutilise waste, and this project provides people working in the waste disposal industry a supplementary income.

Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, and Izabel Goulart wear Etro for the GCC

Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, and Izabel Goulart wear Etro for the Green Carpet Challenge. The gowns are made of printed silk chiffon from the Etro archives and finished with repurposed components from pre-existing samples. Adhering to Etro tradition spanning the last half century, the fabrics that created these gowns were printed in Italy at the Etro facilities near Como, symbolising heritage family business, and upholding Made in Italy. Working with existing fabrics and finishings is also a creative design challenge that helps to avoid virgin material production, combat waste and optimise resources originally used for material production.

Elsa Hosk wears Etro for the GCC

Elsa Hosk wears Etro for the Green Carpet Challenge. The gown is made of printed blue silk chiffon from the Etro archives and finished with repurposed components from pre-existing samples. The brand’s signature fabric printing takes place internally at the Etro atelier near Como, Italy, as it has for the last half century when the family business was founded. Working with existing fabrics and finishings is also a creative design challenge that helps to avoid virgin material production, combat waste and optimise resources originally used for material production.

Ian Somerhalder wears Tommy Hilfiger for the GCC

Ian Somerhalder wears Tommy Hilfiger for the Green Carpet Challenge. The shawl collar evening tuxedo is made from denim that incorporates Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified recycled yarn derived from pre and post-consumer plastic bottles. The shirting is made of 100% Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton. Harvesting single-use plastic bottle waste and reprocessing it into fabrics clears the environment of plastic pollution and optimises the resources used to produce the bottles. Organic cotton mitigates the environmental impact of conventional cotton through avoiding the use of toxic chemical pesticides.

Kat Graham wears Ronald Van Der Kemp for the GCC 

Kat Graham wears Ronald Van Der Kemp for the Green Carpet Challenge. The gown was chosen by Kat from a selection of RVDK archive pieces. RVDK only uses upcycled and recycled materials rather than contributing to the production of new materials and instead, stemming premature garment waste. All RDVK pieces are tailored by small ateliers and artisans in Ronald’s native Holland, celebrating heritage skills and bespoke production. Re-wearing garments and maximising their useful life is a respectful and economic use of the time, labour and resources that were used in their creation.

Izabel Goulart wears Etro for the GCC

Izabel Goulart wears Etro for the Green Carpet Challenge. The gown is made of printed ivory silk chiffon from the Etro archives and finished with repurposed components from pre-existing samples. For over 50 years, the family run business has conducted its iconic fabric printing in house at the Etro atelier near Como, Italy, championing family enterprise and embodying Made in Italy. Working with existing fabrics and finishings is also a creative design challenge that helps to avoid virgin material production, combat waste and optimise resources originally used for material production.

Candice Swanepoel wears Philosophy for the Green Carpet Challenge

Candice Swanepoel wears Philosophy for the Green Carpet Challenge.  The custom pale blue gown is made of organic silk chiffon created in Italy and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Sourcing organic fabrics is a means of mitigating chemical pollution caused by agricultural pesticides, thus preserving the air, water and soil quality for local communities. 

Barbara Palvin wears Diesel for the GCC

Barbara Palvin wears Diesel for the Green Carpet Challenge. The white denim engineered tuxedo is created from Diesel’s own denim made from cotton produced under the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), and includes piping and lapels made from the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic Italian silk. Sustainability is considered throughout every component of the shoes; from leather sourced from a Leather Working Group (LWG) Gold standard supplier, FSC certified satin, heels from upcycled materials and Swarovski lead-free Advanced Crystals.

Nikki Reed wears Jonathan Simkhai for the GCC

Nikki Reed wears Jonathan Simkhai for the Green Carpet Challenge. The lace for this custom embroidered bustier gown has been created from Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified recycled nylon derived from post-consumer waste sources. Regenerating discarded materials and creating useable fibres combats and reutilises waste and optimises resources, resulting in high quality materials that do not rely on new resources.

Pixie Geldof wears Miu Miu for the GCC

Pixie Geldof wears Miu Miu for the Green Carpet Challenge. The 1960s inspired, soft pink embellished minidress is made from organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 which means toxic pesticide chemicals are avoided during cotton farming and the end fabric is free from harmful residual chemicals. Organic farming methods help to maintain the local water, air and soil integrity, and ensure that local residents can live in an uncontaminated environment. The all-over embellishment is made entirely from Swarovski lead-free Advanced Crystals.

Dylan Sprouse wears Hugo Boss for the GCC

Dylan Sprouse wears a BOSS Menswear tuxedo made from fully traceable wool for the Green Carpet Challenge. The new BOSS Menswear Traceable Wool Capsule Collection brings together the brand's tailoring expertise with an ongoing commitment to finding more responsible ways to produce and finish premium garments. Created purely from traceable merino wool, each piece offers the assurance that the entire manufacturing process can be tracked from the origins of the fibre to the creation of the final garment. Wool is a natural and renewable fibre that will return to nature at the end of its life cycle. Desirable properties of merino wool include naturally water-repellency, odour resistance, moisture and temperature regulation, making it perfect for formal wear. The traceable process begins with sheep raised and shorn in New Zealand from ZQ-certified farmers who meet the highest on-farm standards. The wool is processed, dyed and spun by REDA - an Italian family-run mill that has been trusted by HUGO BOSS for over 30 years. REDA is constantly striving to reduce its environmental impact through integrating innovative machinery and operating with renewable energy and water-reduction systems.

G-Eazy wears Hugo Boss Menswear for the GCC

G-Eazy wears a Hugo Boss Menswear tuxedo made from fully traceable wool for the Green Carpet Challenge. The new BOSS Menswear Traceable Wool Capsule Collection combines the brand's signature expert tailoring with an ongoing commitment to finding reduced impact methods to produce and finish premium garments. Created entirely from traceable merino wool, each piece offers the assurance that every stage of the manufacturing process can be tracked from the origins of the fibre to the creation of the final garment. Wool is a natural and renewable fibre that will return to nature at the end of its life cycle. Desirable properties of merino wool include naturally odour resistance, water-repellency, moisture and temperature regulation, making it perfect for formal wear. The traceable process begins with sheep raised and shorn in New Zealand from ZQ-certified farmers who meet the highest on-farm standards. The wool is processed, dyed and spun by REDA - an Italian family-run mill that has been trusted by HUGO BOSS for over 30 years. REDA is constantly striving to reduce its environmental impact through integrating innovative machinery and operating with renewable energy and water-reduction systems.

Claudia Levante wears Marco De Vincenzo for the GCC

Claudia Levante wears Marco De Vincenzo for the Green Carpet Challenge. The gown is made from Global Organic Textile standard (GOTS) certified organic silk and Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified recycled polyester tulle, both made in Italy. The gown is embellished with recycled aluminium paillettes that were sourced from an Italian foundry in the Marche region of Italy, an area which has been regenerating following major earthquakes. The paillettes have been coloured using water-based pigment. Certified organic materials help preserve the local environment by avoiding agricultural pesticides, and designing with recycled materials combats waste and optimises resources used for original production. 

Isabeli Fontana wears Marni for the GCC

Isabeli Fontana wears Marni for the Green Carpet ChallengeThe top and skirt combination is made from Newlife™ taffeta, a Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified recycled fibre made from used PET bottles collected and mechanically processed in Italy. Reutilising plastic waste helps clear the environment of pollution and optimises the resources used to create the original product, removing the need to use new raw materials. The gown is hand painted with water-based pigments, celebrating traditional Italian craftsmanship.

Chiara Scelsi wears Missoni for the GCC

Chiara Scelsi wears Missoni for the Green Carpet Challenge. The multicoloured, full-length dress is made from knitted fabric ruffles derived from offcuts and unused samples from previous collections and the Missoni archives. Designing with fabrics that have already been made is not only a creative and exciting challenge, but also a respectful and economic use of materials that optimises the resources and labour used in their original production. 

Chloe Bennet wears Hugo Boss Archive for the GCC

Chloe Bennet wears Hugo Boss for the Green Carpet Challenge. The gown was selected from the Boss archives, celebrating timeless heritage and demonstrating that fashion designs should not have an expiry date. Over-production and premature garment disposal are key challenges faced by the industry today and they have a significant environmental impact. Choosing to wear pre-worn garments helps combat these issues by elongating the useful life and respecting the resources, time and labour that were used to produce them.

Benedetta Porcaroli wears Tommy Hilfiger for the GCC

Benedetta Porcaroli wears Tommy Hilfiger for the Green Carpet Challenge. The strapless corset dress is created from two varieties of low impact denim; the skirt is made of 100% Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton, and the bodice is made from denim that incorporates Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified recycled yarn derived from pre and post-consumer plastic bottles. Reutilising and reprocessing plastic bottle waste into new materials optimises the resources that were originally used in their production, removing plastic pollution from the environment. Avoiding chemical pesticides through the use of organic materials helps to preserve local air, water and soil quality.     

Sita Abellan wears Trussardi for the GCC

Sita Abellan wears Trussardi for the Green Carpet Challenge. The fuchsia evening gown is made entirely from existing Trussardi fabrics and otherwise wasted offcuts from manufacturing processes. Making use of existing materials is a creative design challenge and an economic use of the original time, labour and resources that were used for their production. Reutilising waste contributes to circularity by helping to close the loop of waste streams.    

Michelle Hunziker wears Trussardi for the GCC

Michelle Hunziker wears Trussardi for the Green Carpet Challenge. The floor-length evening gown and matching bag are made from organic silk created by Italian mill, TESSUTO and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Organic fabrics have been produced without chemical intervention through farming methods that maintain the local air, land and soil quality, and ensure that local communities can live in an uncontaminated environment. 

Anna Cleveland wears Laura Biagiotti for the GCC

Anna Cleveland wears Laura Biagiotti for the Green Carpet Challenge. The iconic doll dress is crafted from organic cotton and embodies the strong and long-standing friendship between successive generations of inspirational women from both the Biagiotti and the Cleveland families, whose latest representatives, Anna Cleveland and Lavinia Biagiotti, have been friends for over 25 years, and in large part owe their creativity, heritage and inspired approach to their mothers, Pat Cleveland and Laura Biagiotti. Amongst its many other attributes, this dress powerfully symbolises the passing of that torch of creativity from one generation to the next and is a worthy embodiment of all that is meant by heritage family business and Made in Italy.  

Camilla and Giulia Venturini wear Trussardi for the GCC

The Venturini sisters, Camilla and Giulia wear Trussardi for the Green Carpet Challenge. The matching suits and bags are made from wool supplied by Italian mill Marzotto. Wool is a natural and renewable fibre with desirable properties such as temperature regulation and absorbency. The lining is made from cupro, a regenerated cellulose fabric that makes use of the fine cotton fibres that are left behind during cotton production.

Eric Underwood wears Zegna for the GCC

Eric Underwood wears Zegna for the Green Carpet Challenge. Eric wears an Ermenegildo Zegna XXX Achill suit made of #USETHEEXISTING fabric, specially designed by Zegna’s Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori for the occasion.  The mohair evening suit has been created from pre-consumer offcuts that were collected from Zegna’s manufacturing process. Offcuts are often wasted during garment manufacturing stages and giving materials another life through recycling is a way to integrate circularity and make use of waste streams. This concept is a key element of Zegna’s #USETHEEXISTING project which focuses on reutilising waste and transforming it into new looks.   

Lea T wears Stella Jean for the GCC

Lea T wears Stella Jean for the Green Carpet Challenge.  The full-length Italian silk organza gown is the result of an extraordinary multicultural collaboration that has combined the skills of the world’s artisans in order to appreciate and preserve traditional handicraft. The edges of the dress are detailed with traditional hand embroidery by female artisans from the Kalash community from the remote mountaintop Chitral district in north-eastern Pakistan. The Kalash people are an ancient and indigenous population with a very unique culture and Stella’s mission is supported by the Ministry of Commerce, the UN Agency of International Development Organisation, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and the Aga Khan Development Network Foundation. The gown was tailored in Umbria, Italy by female seamstresses. Using fashion as a tool for education and collaboration, the project shows that despite thousands of miles of distance, dozens of female artisans can join forces to create pieces that honour and preserve traditional handicraft and re-establish its place on the modern marketplace.

He Cong wears Dsquared2 for the GCC

He Cong wears Dsquared2 for the Green Carpet Challenge. The gown is made of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic silk. The use of organic materials contributes to the preservation of local land, air and water quality through avoiding agricultural pesticides. The gown features hand embroidery by Chanakya; a heritage embroidery house with over 30 years’ experience and compliance with SA8000 social standards. Chanakya’s operations helps preserve traditional handicraft practice, and the Chanakya School of Embroidery works to develop the skills of women and young people so that they can support themselves and ensure that hand embroidery is not forgotten.

Stella McCartney, Shailene Woodley, Letitia Wright and Amber Valletta wear Stella McCartney for the GCC 

Stella McCartney, Shailene Woodley, Letitia Wright and Amber Valletta wear Stella McCartney for the Green Carpet Challenge.  The looks showcase a whole host of reduced impact materials including fully traceable wool, organic cotton and viscose made from certified and responsibly-managed Swedish forests and woven in Italy. 

Shailene Woodley wears Stella McCartney for the GCC

Shailene Woodley wears Stella McCartney for the Green Carpet Challenge. The jet black long sleeve mini dress made from low impact and traceable viscose cady with a gold chain neckline. The galvanic/gold finishing of the chain has been made in Europe in a high-end metal factory with the highest of standards. The viscose derived from certified and responsibly-managed Swedish forests and is woven in Italy. Worn with black alter nappa high heel strappy sandals.

Letitia Wright wears Stella McCartney for the GCC

Letitia Wright wears Stella Mccartney for the Green Carpet Challenge.  The raven black evening suit made from wool that is completely traceable back to the farm and lined with an organic cotton and responsibly-produced viscose blend. Finished with a satine organic cotton embroidered ribbon detail embroidered We Are The Weather. Worn with a white superfine sharp poplin organic cotton T-shirt and black satin ankle strap high heel sandals.

Amber Valletta wears Stella Mccartney for the GCC

Amber Valletta wears Stella Mccartney for the Green Carpet Challenge. The scarlet red open back long dress is created from low impact viscose cady, from responsibly-managed Swedish forests and transformed into fabric in Italy. Worn with nude satin ankle strap satin high heel sandals. 

Stella McCartney wears Stella Mccartney for the GCC

Stella McCartney wears her eponymous label Stella Mccartney for the Green Carpet Challenge. The short jet black fringe dress is made from responsible viscose Cady and sustainable viscose fringes. The viscose comes from certified and responsibly-managed Swedish forests and is woven into fabric in Italy. Stella is no stranger to the green carpet - the vegetarian visionary and responsible luxury icon has been behind numerous GCC looks over the years. Whether she is launching a sustainability-focused fashion exhibition, designing with the most responsible and innovative materials, or collaborating with key players to better the industry, Stella is a true groundbreaker and leading voice for the future of fashion.

Elisa Sednaoui Dellal wears Alberta Ferretti for the GCC

Elisa Sednaoui Dellal wears Alberta Ferretti for the Green Carpet Challenge. The gown was created from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic silk, made in Italy. Designing with organic materials contributes to the preservation of the local environment through avoiding agricultural chemical intervention. The dress was embroidered with paillettes taken from 12 year old materials from past collections which is a creative way to use existing materials, prevent virgin material production, and optimise the resources that were used to produce the original material.

Jess Glynne wears Vivienne Westwood for the GCC

Jess Glynne wears Vivienne Westwood Made-to-Order for the Green Carpet Challenge.  Jess’ gown is created in ivory ‘Peace Silk’, made by Cocccon in India and is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Peace Silk fabric and yarn is non-violent and allows the silk butterfly to live beyond the cocoon. Designing with organic materials contributes to the preservation of local land, air and soil integrity through avoiding chemical agricultural pesticides. Avoiding virgin material production through the use of existing garments honours and optimises the resources and labour used for their original production.

Veronika Mikos in A-Lab for the GCC

Veronika Mikos of Healthy Seas wears A-Lab for the Green Carpet Challenge. The cocktail dress was designed by Alessandro Biasi and is made entirely of Aquafil’s ECONYL® regenerated nylon made from plastic ocean and landfill waste. The waste plastic material is collected from all over the world through different programmes and initiatives, of which the Healthy Seas initiative is a wonderful example. The waste material is then sent to Aquafil where it is regenerated into ECONYL® yarn. Since Biasi’s first ECONYL® look at the GCFA Italia 2018, his relationship with the supplier has continued and this year he has also designed a dress for Roberta Bonazzi, wife of Aquafil chairman and CEO, Giulio Bonazzi, in ECONYL® of course.       

Xenia Adonts wearing organic silks by TESEO for the GCC

Xenia Adonts takes part in the Green Carpet Challenge wearing a full length evening gown made from organic silks by Italian mill TESEO and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Designing with organic materials reduces the presence of chemical pesticides in the air, water and soil and enables local communities to live in an uncontaminated environment. The gown was assembled in Portugal, in an atelier with over 30 years’ experience and a focus on reduced impact manufacturing. The gown is a timeless piece that transitions between seasons, designed to ensure minimal harm to the environment and those involved in the supply chain.

Roberta Bonazzi wears A-Lab for the GCC

Roberta Bonazzi wears A-Lab for the Green Carpet Challenge. Alessandro Biasi designed the full length dress and the look is the result of his long-standing collaboration with Giulio Bonazzi, CEO and chairman of Aquafil, creator of ECONYL® regenerated nylon made from plastic waste. The waste plastic material is collected from all over the world through different programmes and initiatives and it is regenerated into usable yarn in Italy at the Aquafil plant, championing circularity through reutilising waste. 

Cristina Pedroche wears Andres Acosta for the GCC

Cristina Pedroche wears Andres Acosta for the Green Carpet Challenge. The skirt is made from organic silk; created by TARONI in Italy and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The use of organic silk contributes to the preservation of soil and water quality through avoiding the use of toxic chemical pesticides. The inner lining is made from silk repurposed from a previous collection. The matching cuffs and neck piece feature hand-embroidery by Andres, and are embellished with Swarovski lead-free Advanced Crystals, some of which have been repurposed from previous collections. The look was created by Andre in his atelier, and is inspired by his admiration and appreciation of night skies of his home island, La Palma in the Canary Islands. La Palma has local protection laws for mitigating light pollution in order to preserve the scientific and cultural heritage that belongs to everyone and safeguard the habitat of the many species that rely on the dark of the night for survival. This cause is very close to Andres’ heart, especially as he has been recently named as ambassador for the Isla Bonita Moda programme in La Palma - a programme that aims to promote local creative enterprises on the island.

Carolina Cucinelli wears Brunello Cucinelli for the GCC

Carolina Cucinelli wears Brunello Cucinelli for the Green Carpet Challenge. The gown was created from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic silk created by Italian mill, TESEO. Organic silk is produced without agricultural chemical intervention and therefore helps to preserve local air, water and soil quality. The look features natural buttons carved from corozo ‘stones’ from Ecuadorian Phytelephas Macrocarpa, a variety of palm tree. The fruit stones have fallen naturally and are collected by local farmers; without contributing to deforestation or loss of biodiversity, and providing a supplementary income for producers. The dress was designed by Camilla and Carolina Cucinelli and assembled in the Brunello Cucinelli headquarter in Solomeo - the medieval hamlet in central Italy where the company is located. 

Sara Cavazza Facchini wears Genny for the GCC

Creative director of Genny Sara Cavazza Facchini wears Genny for the Green Carpet Challenge. Sara designed the full-length gown herself from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic silk produced by Italian mill Taroni. Organic production mitigates some of the key environmental impacts associated with conventional textile production, such as the use of pesticides and chemicals throughout the production chain which can lead to pollution of land and waterways. The bodice features complimenting hand embellishment created with Swarovski lead-free Advance Crystals. 

Eva Riccobono wears Laura Strambi for the GCC

Eva Riccobono wears Laura Strambi for the Green Carpet Challenge. Paying homage to the 500 year anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death and complementing the theme of this year’s GCFA, Italia, the project is called Leonardo’s View and is inspired by the paintings of Da Vinci. The look is made of bespoke fabric created through the collaboration of Italian textile supplier EnzodegliAngiuoni and Laura Strambi. The resulting fabric is a digitally-printed velvet with a 100% MicroModal pile; a fibre produced by Lenzing through its signature closed-loop system that harvests and reuses water and chemicals and prevents residual chemicals from entering and contaminating the wider environment. Digital printing is a low water printing technique that is perfect for detailing intricate and illustrative designs.  

Kasia Smutniak wears Tods for the GCC

Kasia Smutniak wears Tods for the Green Carpet Challenge. The mid-length dress is made from chrome-free sheep skin leather that has been vegetable-tanned and naturally dyed with alimentary colours in Italy. Whilst the tanning technique draws inspiration from traditional ancient Roman tanning processes, the embellishing displays creative laser-cut patterns that are used in lieu of traditional embellishing materials. Creating detail in the material itself is a creative solution to add texture and interest without requiring extra materials.

Matilda Lutz wears Prada for the GCC

Matilda Lutz wears Prada for the Green Carpet Challenge. The full-length gown is inspired by early 20thcentury walking dresses and is made from organic silk crepe satin, which is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard(GOTS) created by Taroni in Italy. The pattern is composed of numerous interlocking pieces and was assembled through many hours of precise handwork. The sleeves, skirt and neckline of the gown feature detailing that has been hand embellished using Swarovski lead-free Advanced Crystals.

GCFA Italia, 2019: All of the GCC Looks from the Iconic Green Carpet