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The Best Celeb Moments From The 2019 Green Carpet Fashion Awards

The third edition of The Green Carpet Fashion Awards was, quite possibly, the absolute highlight of Milan Fashion Week. The socially responsible awards ceremony, which took place on September 22nd at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, closed Milan Fashion Week with a star-studded affair that celebrated the industry's most pressing global issue: sustainability.

Vogue's Own Renaissance Man, Hamish Bowles, Shares the Backstory of This Year's Green Carpet Fashion Awards

Even among the splendor of the cloister-style garden created in the Piazza della Scala for the 2019 Green Carpet Fashion Awards, which celebrates the people and organizations steering fashion in a more sustainable direction, there was no missing Hamish Bowles, Vogue's own multitasking Renaissance man and the creative director of the event.

SuzyMFW Ferragamo, Agnona, Etro and Marass Face the Future with Confidence

In spite of, or maybe because of, the unsettled political situation in Italy, the Milan fashion season was powerful. The overall impression was of all the established houses digging deep into their family histories, either polishing up or re-booting their brand for Spring/Summer 2020.

The Green Carpet fashion awards 2019 - in pictures

Here's what an ethical red carpet looks like: the event celebrating sustainable style, now in its third year, saw celebrities and designers wear vintage, rented and ethically produced outfits

Adut Akech On The Sustainable Valentino Gown She Wore To Host The Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2019

"It's a complete vision," Adut Akech tells Vogue of the turquoise Valentino gown she wore on the green carpet this year. Eschewing the usual red runway in the name of environmental awareness, this year's Green Carpet Fashion Awards was hosted by the South Sundanese-Australian model, alongside Spanish model Jon Kortajarena.

Milan Fashion Week: Amber Valletta and Sophia Loren dazzle at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards

Milan Fashion Week: Amber Valletta and Sophia Loren dazzle at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards

Milan Fashion Week: front row and parties

See who's had a front row seat at Prada, Max Mara and more

Ethical fashion campaigner Livia Firth: 'We have turned a corner finally'

Ethical fashion used to be unfashionable. When Livia Firth launched her consultancy, Eco-Age, a decade ago, she says, "it was something no one was talking about". During the current round of fashion shows - from Extinction Rebellion's protests to dresses made from recycled plastic bottles - people have talked about little else.

Valentino Garavani to Receive Legacy Award

VALENTINO'S GREEN AWARD: Valentino Garavani will receive the Legacy Award during the third edition of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards that will be held in Milan at the La Scala theater on Sept. 22.

Milan Fashion Week begins: Bella Hadid leads models arriving in Italy

Hot on the heels of New York and London, Milan Fashion Week is kicking off on Tuesday. Models Bella Hadid, her sister Gigi, Winnie Harlow and Kaia Gerber were leading the star-studded arrivals in the city, where they will be a firm fixture at all the catwalk shows and glamorous parties until September 23.

Green Carpet Fashion Awards to honour Valentino

Iconic fashion designer Valentino Garavani will receive the Legacy Award at the third annual Green Carpet Fashion Awards to be held on September 22 at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, closing Milan Fashion Week.

Green Carpet Fashion Awards, in attesa degli Oscar della moda green

Style 18 Settembre, 2019 @ 4:27 di Roberta Maddalena Staff writer, Scrivo di moda e tutto ciò che le gravita attorno.Leggi di più dell'autore L'attesa per gli Oscar della moda green è ormai sempre più corta.

Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2019: annunciati i primi vincitori

Le viti, l'uva, gli ortaggi: si ispira alla Vigna di Leonardo, nel 500esimo anniversario della sua morte, l'allestimento di piazza Scala che accoglie gli ospiti della terza edizione del Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2019 (qui l'edizione 2018 e 2017). Gli Oscar della moda sostenibile, con la direzione creativa di Hamish Bowles, andranno in scena domenica 22 settembre con 11 premi.

Vestiaire Collective: un pop up store da Tearose Boutique durante le sfilate

Durante la settimana della moda milanese, l'e-commerce Vestiaire Collective assieme alla Camera Nazionale della moda Italiana e a Eco-Age lanciano un pop-up store di pezzi vintage da non perdere. ( Credits: Olimpia Taliani de Marchio) Nei giorni della Fashion Week di Milano aprirà i battenti uno speciale pop-up store dedicato alla moda vintage ecosostenibile.

Read more about the Green Carpet Fashion Awards:

  • RCFA: Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italia 2019read more.
  • WWD: Valentino Garavani to Receive Legacy Award - read more. 
  • WWD: Glitz and Legendary Names at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards - read more.
  • NET-A-PORTER: This Week's Best Dressed - read more.
  • FASHION UNITED: Flying the green flag at Milan fashion week - read more.
  • IB TIMES: Milan Fashion Week 2019: Luxury brands move to sustainable fashion - read more.
  • THE DAILY FRONT ROW: Valentino Garavani to be honoured at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards - read more.
  • YAHOO NEWS: Green Carpet Fashion Awards see Anna Wintour, Stella McCartney and Livia Firth come together for sustainable fashion - read more.
  • YAHOO NEWS: Valentino honoured by the Green Carpet Fashion Awards - read more.
  • LA REPUBBLICA: Il dress code del Green Carpet vuole capi vintage. Così, Vestiaire Collective apre a Milano un pop up store di abiti usati - read more.
  • LA REPUBBLICA: Verde Valentino, all’imperatore della mod ail Green Carpet Fashion Award - read more.
  • CORRIERE DELLA SERA: La moda green sarà premiata sul palco della Scala il 22 settembre - read more.
  • GLAMOUR ITALIA: Carlo Capasa e la “parola chiave” del futuro della moda - read more.
  • L’OFFICIEL ITALIA: Il Green Carpet Awards celebra la terza edizione - read more.
  • LINKIESTA: La svolta green della moda? È un senso di colpa grande come un elefante - read more.
  • MFFashion: MMD: Valentino Garavani sara premiato al Green Carpet - read more.
  • MFFashion: Valentino Garavani sara premiato alla terza edizione dle Green Carpet - read more.
  • Mymi Italy: Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2019 - read more.
  • VOGUE SPAIN: Qué esperar de la Semana de la Moda de Milán de la Primavera-Verano 2020 - read more.
  • YAHOO NEWS ITALY: Milano premia moda sostenibile con Green Carpet Fashion Awards - read more.
  • FRANCE 24: Flying the green flag at Milan fashion week - read more.
  • AMICA: Milano Fashion Week 2019: sfilate ed eventi in programma oggi mercoledì 18 settembre - read more.


    The changing habits of London's shoppers

    The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends The posters pasted up on Tube stations across London tell one story, the people in front of them another. Often, if you ask commuters standing near the omnipresent adverts for brands such as Boohoo, Missguided or PrettyLittleThing they will tell you that they are buying more expensive, longer-lasting items, and fewer of them.

    These Two Women Are on a Mission to Make the Fashion Industry More Sustainable

    Think about this before you shop: The average global consumer bought 60 percent more clothing in 2014 than in 2000, and kept each garment about half as long. It's time to shop smartly, and support fashion brands that are as eco-conscious as they are cool.

    Zara, H&M, Uniqlo, Mango, Asos. Le loro iniziative legate alla sostenibilità sono davvero efficaci?

    Le questioni ambientali ed etiche poste dalla fast fashion sono note a tutti, e la situazione ha avuto una forte escalation negli ultimi anni. Nel mondo, secondo un rapporto di McKinsey, ogni anno vengono prodotti più di 100 miliardi di capi di abbigliamento.

    This Is Why It's Time to Get on Board With Circular Fashion, Before It's Too Late

    By now, you've probably acquired a reusable coffee cup, eschewed plastic bags for the cloth one you dutifully tote everywhere, and even got used to those soggy paper straws. Perhaps you've tried meat-free Monday, and you've definitely become au fait with terms like 'carbon offsetting' and 'greenwashing'. Recycling, reducing, reusing?

    AUGUST 2019

    Iman receives Franca Sozzani Award at the 76th Venice Film Festival

    It was revealed earlier this year that she would be honoured with the prestigious accolade following in the footsteps of previous winners Julianne Moore and Salma Hayek. And Iman Bowie looked incredible as she was awarded the third Franca Sozzani Award 2019 and posed with Colin Firth and his wife Livia at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Italy on Tuesday ahead of the 76th Venice Film Festival.

    The best celebrity style this week

    Best dressed celebrities and models this week- Who wore what, from Jessica Chastain to Diane Kruger

    Livia Firth attends the Franca Sozzani Awards in Venice in a coral Varana dress

    Last night, Livia Firth, the co-founder and creative director of popular consultancy firm, Eco-Age, was spotted in Venice dressed in a hand-embroidered silk dress in a coral hue by luxury brand, Varana. The occasion, the Franca Sozzani Award, was established in the memory of the celebrated Vogue Italia editor-in-chief by her son, Francesco Carrozzini, and celebrated American-Somali model Iman as this year's recipient.

    The 'green pound': how being eco-friendly became chic

    You've heard of the pink pound and the grey pound (shorthand for the spending power of the gay community and the older consumer, respectively). Now, in our ecologically enlightened times, comes a new demographic: those who spend green pounds - so-named after buyers' willingness to invest in sustainable goods.

    The real price of buying cheap clothes

    The French or Italians might like to think of themselves as the most fashionable people in Europe - but it is the Brits that are the most dedicated shoppers. The British buy more clothes than their neighbours and five times as many items as they did in the 1980s.

    JULY 2019

    Green Carpet Talent Competition names 2019 finalists

    The Green Carpet Talent Competition, which challenges emerging designers to redefine sustainability in fashion, has shortlisted five rising stars for The Franca Sozzani GCC Emerging Designer Award, which will be presented at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan on September 22.

    Vogue features Zara's sustainability pledge, but is it greenwashing?

    This week, in an exclusive interview with Vogue , three prominent Inditex executives sat down to talk about the environmental impact of European fashion brand, Zara. Promising 100% sustainable cottons and linens , recycled cellulosic fibres and 'green-only' packaging among other similar initiatives its goals certainly are ambitious but these promises come alongside the acknowledgement that, as far as fast-fashion is concerned, Zara has historically been one of the biggest offenders.

    Любовь к дикой природе: Alberta Ferretti запускает вторую коллекцию с Eco-Age

    В наше время вымирание редких видов животных является острым вопросом, в дикой природе осталось всего 4 000 снежных барсов. Альберта Ферретти считает, что невероятно важно распространять информацию об этих проблемах и продолжать дискуссию о том, что должно предпринять человечество, чтобы изменить тот путь, по которому мы идем.

    Pirarucu Leather awarded GCC Brandmark

    Pirarucu, an alternative leather made from Pirarucu fish skin, has been recognised by Livia Firth's Eco-Age and awarded a GCC Brandmark, a guarantor of sustainable excellence.

    Osklen, premiato da Livia Firth -

    La direttrice creativa di "Eco-Age" ha premiato Oskar Metsavaht, fondatore del brand brasiliano, per l'introduzione della pelle del pesce Pirarucu nei processi produttivi. Da sempre considerato materiale di scarto, oggi ha una nuova vita (sostenibile)

    How to quit fast fashion without breaking the bank

    The UK recently voted on a "fast fashion tax" that would target large clothing producers, with the proposed laws designed to stop large retailers sending waste to landfill and introducing incentives for reuse. However, the legislation didn't pass with ministers arguing that current regulations were enough.

    In Conversation with Livia Firth - The Frontlash

    Livia Firth, co-founder and creative director of sustainable consulting company Eco-Age and founder of the Green Carpet Challenge, is relentless, vivacious, and remarkably positive. For her, the growing obsession with cheap, fast fashion is a major driver of devastation to both people and planet.

    Why cotton is the world's most polluting fabric - and what you can do about it

    The fashion bizz gets a tough enough time (and rightly so) for being one of the world's most-polluting industries. Add in the fact that the most prevalent material in our clothes is also one of the worst culprits in polluting the planet and you can see why cotton is currently public enemy #1.


    JUNE 2019

    The Impact Of Fast Fashion And Cultural Appropriation On Guatemalan Artisanship

    It's no secret that fashion is getting cheaper and cheaper, and we are consuming it faster than ever. Fast fashion giants offer prices that are hard to beat, encouraging shoppers to consume quantity over quality. Due to the low prices, many customers end up treating their clothes like they are disposable.

    India's eco-warriors share practical tips on how to live more sustainably

    For sustainability to succeed, we need to start talking about specifics - where to find inspiration and ideas for a better future and how to lead by example. ELLE talks to notable voices on creating a sustainable future. Dia Mirza Actor, producer and UN Environment's goodwill ambassador for India, Dia Mirza talks about why saving the earth means saving us.


    From Ryan Reynolds to Emma Watson: 6 Eco-Friendly Clothing Picks From Star-Loved Brands

    Dress down with an elevated conscience in these off-duty duds sustainably crafted with vegan and recycled materials. The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at six pieces from brands loved by Regina King, Patrick Dempsey and more. 1. Alternative Ryan Reynolds has worn T-shirts by the Atlanta-based brand that uses sustainable materials including organic cotton and recycled polyester; $28, .

    MAY 2019

    What Is Metal-Free Leather And Why Are Brands Promoting It As Sustainable?

    The Scandinavian-designed, Italian-made shoes and bags of ATP Atelier are getting metal-free leather spotted on the arms of chic style-setters across the globe. Around 85% of ATP Atelier's range is made from vegetable-tanned leather, instead of the more common chrome-tanning process, as part of the brand's commitment to sustainable choices.

    Action Speaks Louder Than Words, According to Sustainability Specialists

    In the ongoing battle to try to make consumers more sustainable, statistics are often the weapon of choice. But as for what will actually make shoppers change their everyday behavior and adopt more planet-saving habits, that on-the-ground strategy encompasses more varying directives.


    What's on in May? A curated agenda of exhibitions and experiences

    When it comes to the Arts, it's hard to know where to look for the best openings, launches and exhibitions, as there is so much on offer and the choice can be overwhelming.

    APRIL 2019

    Why we should ban fast fashion, according to Livia Firth - green+simple

    The Eco-Age co-founder's mission to make sustainable fashion the norm Growing up in Italy in the '70s and '80s, sustainable living wasn't a hashtag on social media or a way you describe your lifestyle to your colleagues or neighbours, it was just "living," says Livia Firth.

    6 ways to become a more ethical shopper

    What exactly does it mean to buy more ethically and sustainably, from a consumer perspective? The two terms are definitely buzz words at the moment, and their definitions closely interlinked. "They should be considered synonymous," says Simone Cipriani, the head of the UN's Ethical Fashion Institute. "Ethical has to [mean] sustainable, socially and environmentally."

    Largo ai giovani designer -

    Il distributore mondiali del lusso online ha affidato alla celebre gallerista Rossana Orlandi, nota per saper individuare nuovi creativi, la sezione casa della piattaforma, terreno per collaborazioni con giovani talenti

    Arrivano le sneakers fatte con gli scarti di mela, la nuova linea Vegan di Womsh - LifeGate

    Le sneakers sono un accessorio immancabile per chiunque, ma non si sente spesso parlare di "sneakers vegan italiane". Questo nuovo tipo di calzatura sta cambiando le regole dell'industria della moda, ancora troppo impattante sull'ambiente, dall'interno. Non sono semplici scarpe, ma il simbolo di un approccio sensibile e olistico ai temi del design e della produzione che guida l'azienda Womsh sin dalla sua nascita nel 2011.


    7 Sustainable, Star-Approved Fashion Labels to Honor Earth Month

    When it comes to the Hollywood event circuit, initiatives such as Suzy Amis Cameron's Red Carpet Green Dress (which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary) and Eco-Age's Green Carpet Challenge have long advocated for earth-friendly dressing. And a growing array of luxury designers, mainstream brands, and rising labels are joining the mission to mind the environment beyond the step-and-repeat.


    Eva Herzigova e Livia Firth al Salone del Risparmio: così la moda diventa sostenibile

    La conferenza di Tendercapital sulla sostenibilità con Carlo Capasa, Livia Firth, Eva Herzigova e Rossana Orlandi

    O, The Oprah Magazine, April 2019


    MARCH 2019

    Alberta Ferretti teams up with Eco-Age for the launch of 'Love Me' Collection

    Guests including Arizona Muse, Eva Herzigova, Doina Ciobanu, Rosanna Falconer and Niomi Smart joined Italian designer Alberta Ferretti and Livia Firth at Mr Fogg's House of Botanicals to launch the ‘Love Me’ Collection with support from Eco-Age.

    Alberta Ferretti Is Starting Her "Journey Into Sustainability" With a Little Help From Eco-Age

    It's been said that for young designers, building a sustainable brand should be a no-brainer because they're starting at zero. They can implement the right materials, practices, and strategies from the beginning, while established designers may have years-or decades-of processes more or less set in stone. You can't move backwards .

    Livia Firth And Alberta Ferretti Team Up To Tackle Fast Fashion

    Livia Firth bristles a little at the word "conscious". The Eco-Age creative director and Green Carpet Challenge founder has been championing sustainability in the fashion industry for over a decade, but she is wary of the buzzwords that come with the territory.

    Alberta Ferretti lancia una linea green con Eco-Age -

    Mary Charteris, Alberta Ferretti, Arizona Muse e Doina Ciobanu Alberta Ferretti lancia la collezione Love me, avviando un processo di integrazione della sostenibilità che coinvolge l'intero processo produttivo e si spinge anche oltre, incoraggiando i consumatori a fare scelte sempre più consapevoli e responsabili dal punto di vista ambientale.

    FEBRUARY 2019

    Need a New Dress for Awards Season-or Just Friday Night Dinner? Rent It at Armarium and Eco-Age's Pop-Up in Los Angeles

    It's an understatement to say that fashion's sharing economy has changed dramatically. Think back to just three years ago, and the concept of renting a dress-likely after dozens of women had already rented and worn it-felt revolutionary, but also a little . . . well, intimate. Who wants to share clothing with strangers?

    JANUARY 2019


    5 actually attainable New Year's resolutions to make this year

    Yu Tsai for Harper's Bazaar We can all be a little overambitious when it comes to making New Year's resolutions and, while there is nothing wrong with being hopeful about what you can achieve, failing them can mean that we end up feeling even worse about ourselves than when we started.

    DECEMBER 2018


    The Meghan Markle Effect: Has She Really Changed The Fashion Industry?

    A bride holds hands with her husband, hours after saying 'I do'. Camera bulbs flash. Onlookers cheer. The newlywed, dressed in a dazzling white dress, smiles and waves to well-wishers, before sliding into a sports car to be whisked away to her wedding reception.

    Britons cut spending in search for an ethical Christmas

    Unwanted presents, non recyclable wrapping paper, and a mountain of plastic - more Britons than ever are trying to avoid the unethical elements of Christmas this year. It comes as charities warn of the environmental impact of the big day, with huge amounts of rubbish filling landfills, oceans and rivers.

    NOVEMBER 2018


    Trawling for trash: the brands turning plastic pollution into fashion

    Stella McCartney, Gucci and Adidas among companies inspired by 'Blue Planet effect'

    60 million unwanted Christmas presents being bought - what to get instead

    The UK population will receive almost 60 million unwanted presents this Christmas - at a cost of £380 million, a survey suggested. More than half of the 2,000 people surveyed in a recent YouGov poll said they receive at least one unwanted gift per year at Christmas, with bath products taking the top spot.