The GCC Looks at the GCFA 2017

Some of fashion’s top houses joined the drive for a more sustainable industry during the 2017 Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia. Guests walked the iconic green carpet (made from recycled fishing nets and old carpets by ECONYL), wearing sustainable looks certified by Eco-Age following the GCC Principles. 

Zoe Saldana in Armani Privé

Zoe Saldana wearing a timeless Giorgio Armani Privé look for the #GreenCarpetChallenge. The 100% silk dress was handmade in Italy and was selected from the @GiorgioArmani archives.

Dakota Johnson in Gucci

Dakota Johnson wearing a @Gucci black organic silk tulle dress with Swarovski crystals and recycled brass embroidered cups for the #GreenCarpetChallenge. Swarovski crystal embroideries were also featured on the straps, bodice, belt and skirt. The black organic silk tulle clutch features a feline closure in recycled brass with lead-free metal hardware, plated with RJC-CoC certified gold while the black organic silk platform shoes are made from natural cork and recycled plastic. The components were selected for their low impact and low chemical properties, using recycled metal accessories, Italian vegetable tanned soles and insoles made with FSC certified cellulose and recycled polyester yarn.

Karolina Kurkova in Ferragamo

Karolina Kurkova wearing @ferragamo for the #GreenCarpetChallenge, a dress embroidered with floral applications with the lead-free advanced crystals from Swarowski, used to give light and emphasize the flower embroidery. The outfit was made of silk organza woven and printed with GOTS certified fibers, produced according to biological agriculture criteria, and Orange Fiber fabric, the company @orangefiberbrand extract the citrus cellulose to create the sustainable yarn. Created for the occasion, the accessories – a handbag model from the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo collection, and a pair of “F” wedge sandals – were also made of the innovative material, which had already been the protagonist of the Ferragamo Orange Fiber Collection.

Arizona Muse in Stella McCartney

Arizona Muse in a bespoke print gown with handmade lace detailing by @StellaMcCartney for the #GreenCarpetChallenge, crafted from recycled archival print fabrics.The Mimosa print fabric was Made in Italy, and was originally from Summer 2008 collection. Made of GOTS Certified Organic Silk from German and Italian fabric mills.The Flower print, originally from Spring 2008 collection, was made of 100% GOTS Certified Organic silk.

Elsa Hosk in Alberta Ferretti

Elsa Hosk wearing a breath taking @albertaferrettiofficial gown for the #GreenCarpetChallenge, created from certified organic silk chiffon, which was produced in a weaving mill in Como, Italy, with a history, tradition and experience stretching over almost a century. The gown features lace detailing from factory deadstock which was hand-dyed. The zips have been reused from old samples to ensure nothing goes to waste.

Vittoria Puccini in Valentino

Vittoria Puccini wearing a dress @Maisonvalentino for the #GreenCarpetChallenge created using Italian end-of-line upcycled taffetas silk and certified organic silk lining. The metal components have been reclaimed, and covered with silk offcuts. The dress, entirely created by the petites mains of the Atelier Valentino embodies the artisanal Couture values of the Maison. The four Premières, that lead the Ateliers, translate the Italian savoir-faire in Haute Couture, through special techniques that merge together tradition and innovation.

Calu Rivero in Laura Strambi

Calu Rivero wearing @laurastrambi for the #GreenCarpetChallenge. Dress made from an Italian silk and Newlife jacquard with exclusive Laura Strambi’s design. Newlife is a completely Italian recycled polyester, created from used PET plastic bottles. These are sourced, mechanically processed and spun into yarns in Italy, with a fully traceable supply chain. This saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions compared to creating brand new polyester fibre.