Sustainable Runway Show + Charity Event

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A Culmination to Chicago Fashion Focus 2010.

As part of Chicago’s commitment to becoming the greenest city in the U.S., Conscious Living TV and Mercedes Benz are pleased to present the second annual eco-fashion experience–Vert Couture–as a culmination to Chicago Fashion Focus 2010. This eco-fashion runway show and charity event is October 24th and benefits Chicago Gateway Green.



The catwalk’s gonna rock.

This year’s catwalk will feature the SS2011 lines of some of Chicago’s top sustainable and fair trade designers including: Modahnik, 71 Jules, Crescendo Apparel, Vintage Style by Bryant McLemore; jewelry and accessories by Choosy Jewels by Manny B & Susan Pool, Fanta Celah and Sophia Forero. Mohop Shoe and Kailia Footwear will equip the runway with conscious, fabulous footwear.


Photo: Mohop Shoes


Native Energy will offset the carbon generated by the event. Karen’s on Green, Chicago’s pre-eminent luxury vegan restaurant, will provide the cuisine for the VIP Reception, with sustainable, gluten-free ultra premium cocktails by Krome Vodka.

Vert Couture was a sell-out event last year, so be sure to grab your tickets while you can!


Photo: Karyn's on Green


Invited celebs include: Oprah, Cindy Crawford, Christie Hefner, Anna Getty, Alicia Silverstone, Vince Vaughn, Ginger Zee (confirmed), Amy Smart, Joffrey Ballet’s Fabrice, Illinois Gov Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Daley.

Now for the specifics…

When. Sunday, October 24th

3:00pm: Doors open for celeb VIP reception, fabulous vegan cuisine, conscious cocktails and step and repeat.

4:30pm:  The catwalk start rockin’ with eco-conscious designs.

5-7pm: Pop-up Boutique to pre-purchase SS 2011 from featured sustainable designers.

Where. Mercedes Benz of Chicago L.E.E.D.-certified showroom, 1520 West North Avenue in–-you guessed it–-Chicago.

How. Buy your tickets at BrownPaperTickets, the first and only fair trade ticketing company.


Photo: Modahnik


By showcasing the hottest fair trade, sustainable, eco-conscious fashion and accessories from around the world, Vert Couture celebrates fashion that sustains both people and planet, giving fashionistas worldwide a tangible way to make a more conscious choice–while still looking and feeling fab.

Highlights from Vert Couture 2009

Last’s years event was the first ever official all-eco fashion show and lifestyle event to grace the runways of Chicago Fashion Focus. I was there and it made me realize my wardrobe needed an overhaul.
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I can’t wait (did I say that already?)! Until then, I’ll struggle with what to wear–-my wardrobe (still in need of an overhaul) consists of t-shirts and jeans. Hope to see you there! Cheers!

Vert Couture event sponsors include Mercedes Benz of Chicago, Native Energy, Conscious Planet Media, Mindful Metropolis, Conscious Living TV, Consolidated Printing, Green Exchange, and more.

About Chicago Gateway Green.

Lead urban beautification and greening projects that make a positive environmental and aesthetic impacts on Chicago. Ultimately, their work leads to improved quality of life through healthier living. Their sustainable landscaping, litter removal and native plantings on hundreds of acres along transportation corridors help improve air quality, protect our water, and restore the natural beauty of Chicago—making us feel good about our surroundings and breathe a little easier, too. Learn more at

About Conscious Planet Media.

A socially responsible TV, video and event production company dedicated to promoting sustainability, social justice and healthy living. Through its green lifestyle events, multi-platform original series–Conscious Living TV and The Soul of Green–and broadcast TV news segments, Conscious Planet Media is helping to shape a more just and sustainable world. You’ll find them on twitter and facebook. Learn more about them at


Michael + Emmy-nominated Bianca Alexander | Conscious Planet Media


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