Fashionistas: Prepare to Get Your Green On!

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Third Annual Vert Couture Eco-Fashion Show

Conscious Living TV presents Vert Couture Spring 2012 Thursday, October 20, 2011, under the tents at Millennium Park in Chicago. Now in its third year, this carbon-neutral charity event is one of four headlining shows during Fashion Focus Chicago, from Monday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

With its runway nestled on the largest green roof in the United States, Vert Couture is the first eco-conscious show to present during Fashion Focus Chicago. The annual weeklong industry event, coordinated and directed by the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, features a series of runway fashion shows, educational seminars and shopping events, all celebrating Chicago-area designers and their wearable art.

Vert Couture will highlight the continuum of Chicago’s sustainable, fair trade fashion movement. The event will feature the spring and summer 2012 collections of Chicago’s most talented designers, from rising ready-to-wear stars using renewable fabrics and vintage materials to established fashion icons showing the best in luxury haute couture.

Featured designers.

Photo by Damien Thompson

The award-winning Richard Dayhoff will showcase performance luxury men’s underwear made from recycled polyester fibers.

Dollparts fun and flirty looks fashioned from reclaimed vintage garments by Michelle Dimitris.

Heart, a collaboration between designers Jenny Greco, Christina Noel and Lisa Selby, where the body serves as canvas for photographic images of nature imprinted on luxurious organic cotton, silk and bamboo.

Lauren Lein, a seasoned custom couture designer, will debut her first eco-collection of avant-garde suits and dresses made from repurposed high-end fabrics

Tracy Mayer, an exquisite fair trade jewelry designer who creates one-of-a-kind handmade pieces from recycled 950 silver, ethically sourced gemstones and ancient coins.

Spring 2011 Vert Couture.

Fashion Show Deets.

Vert Couture’s VIP guests will enjoy a “Sexy & Sustainable” cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, gift bags and reserved priority seating. On Oct. 20, the VIP reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the runway show at 7:30 p.m.

General admission is $35. VIP admission is $95. Tickets may be purchased online at A portion of Vert Couture’s proceeds will benefit Keep Chicago Beautiful, an environmental nonprofit that offers governmental, corporate and community education programs to help beautify Chicagoland.

Vert Couture is executive produced by Michael and Bianca Alexander, hosts of Conscious Living TV and founders of Conscious Planet Media, an Emmy award-winning green television, film and event production company, and is produced in collaboration with Gretchen Eckland, CEO of Culture22, a world-class experiential event marketing company. For sponsorship information, please call 312-618-1779 or send an e-mail to Michael Alexander at

Millennium Park is easily reached by CTA and adjacent public parking is available. Millennium Park is universally accessible to patrons with disabilities. For more information, visit

For information and a complete schedule of events during Fashion Focus Chicago, please visit Chicago Fashion Resource.

About Conscious Planet Media.

Founded by Bianca and Michael Alexander, Conscious Planet Media is an Emmy-award winning television, video and film production company. Its award-winning, multi-platform news series, Conscious Living TV and Soul of Green, highlight the people, places and innovations at the forefront of the eco-conscious movement. After six years of covering the hottest sustainable fashion shows around the world – from Paris to New York – Michael and Bianca are highly sought-after experts and trendsetters helping to shape the burgeoning eco-fashion landscape. For more information, please visit or

About Fashion Focus Chicago.

Home to more than 400 local designers and 300 independent boutiques, Chicago boasts one of the most creative communities in the country. The City of Chicago’s Fashion Initiative partners with the industry on resources and high-profile events for local designers and independent boutiques to gain visibility, learn about the business of fashion and elevate the industry. For more information on the City of Chicago’s Fashion Initiative and Fashion Focus Chicago, visit

One Response

  1. I love that long dress like a peacock. The colors are just so likeable. That ring as well look so gorgeous.


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