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All the top eco news from London Fashion Week (including Cara Delevingne’s strut and Vivienne Westwood reprimanding Kate Middleton)

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Because keeping up with the hottest trends doesn’t have to cost the Earth… 

Vivienne Westwood and Kate Middleton

So today is the day we sadly say goodbye to London Fashion Week and well done to everyone who’s worked so hard over the past few days.

We’ve been pretty busy too dashing about at Somerset House and digging up all the best of Autumn/Winter 2013 fashion. So here’s our green fashion summary, bringing you the creme de la creme from the eco fashion world…

Our favourite eco hero
Vivienne WestwoodIt’s no secret that we have a thing for fashion icon Dame Vivienne Westwood. Whether she’s raising money for a good cause or donning hotpants, a moustache and a monacle to save the planet, this is one lady who’s seriously doing her bit for Mother Nature. And now the fiery red-head has dished out some sobering advice for our favourite princess.

Before her London Fashion Week showcase at the Saatchi Gallery today, Westwood called for Kate Middleton to recycle her style more and stop wasting money on new clothes.

She said: “I don’t have any advice to her, except I think it would be great if she wore the same clothes over and again, because that’s very good for the environment and it would send out a very nice message. If you’re going to all that trouble to get an outfit that suits you, then you should keep on wearing it.”

We hope Kate takes heed and follows Dame Vivienne’s advice once her pregnancy bump has gone. We’ve seen her in so many fabulous outfits to date we wouldn’t mind seeing them all over again next year!

Our favourite films
We love love loved the Fash/On Film Estethica screenings on Saturday – a series of films streamed between the catwalk shows – all from our favourite eco designers. One of the best was from Global Cool pal Ada Zanditon who did the green fashion world proud again with this stunning film featuring Viktoria Modesta strutting her stuff in Ada’s designs on the streets of London…

Our favourite newcomer
A new and welcome addition to Estethica is Liora Lassalle – she’s young, she’s original and she’s very, very cool.

She’s worked with work experience with Jeremy Scott, Dr. Noki and John Galliano, and her upcycled collection was even created under the watchful eye of Estethica creator Orsola De Castro herself!

We loved her video too which is quirky, fun and very stylish…

Our favourite outfits
We were super excited to hear about the partnership between yoox.com and the British Fashion Council a few seasons ago to promote young talent from the Estethica exhibitions. If you want to get your hands on some of the lovely items from last season – perfect for your 2013 Spring/Summer wardrobe – check out YOOXYGEN’s fifth edition.

The range features upcycled jeans from Liora Lassalle, luxury denim from Carla Fernández, gorgeous banana fibre hats by Mich Dulce and lovely swimwear by Auria x Margot Bowman. Check out all the creations now!

Out favourite photo
Global Cool loves a good woolly sweater (to keep us warm so we can turn down the heating). Which is probably why we love Sister by Sibling so much. This cool company embraces punk and high-fashion, creating unique chunky knit jumpers with ghoulish prints and wacky detailing. Our top photo from London Fashion Week this season has to be seeing model of the year Cara Delevingne strutting her stuff in a Sister by Sibling ensemble. So cool and so cosy…

Cara Delevingne

Our final thought
We’re going to leave you with a great video starring Valeria Golina for Greenpeace’s latest campaign The Fashion Duel which calls for the fashion industry to clean up its act now – something we couldn’t agree with more. Join the revolution now…

frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
Do it in public (not the car/plane) /

Images: PA Images

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