Biofashion hit the catwalk in Colombia as models paraded down the catwalk wearing unique ‘eco-friendly’ designs by national designers.
Organic fashion made from leaves, seeds and branches saw jungle-esque constructions waltz down the runway. A nude model had her body painted with verdant designs, causing a flutter as she posed with live butterflies.
The annual show in Cali, Colombia showcases outfits made with all-natural materials, using live plants and green textiles.
Biofashion highlights the use of sustainable materials, in an industry which frequently employs sweatshops and child labour to produce ‘throwaway’ fashion.
The colours and flamboyant creations of Colombia designers Daniela Aristizabal, Reynaldo Giraldo and Ann Murcia evoked a carnival feel.
Their jubilant designs echo the recent clamour for ‘eco fashion’ and the shopper’s interest in the complete life-cycle of clothes, their green footprint, and whether they can be recycled.
A model performs with live butterflies during the Biofashion show in Cali, Colombia, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. The eco-friendly fashion show showcased designs made with organic elements such as leaves, seeds, flowers and natural fibers, among others.( AP Photo/Carlos Julio Martinez)
A model presents a creation by Colombian designer Ledy Aldana during the Biofashion Habitat show on November 26, 2011, in Cali, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia. The designs are made with natural materials and live plants. PHOTO: AGENCIES
A model presents a creation by Colombian designer Ann Murcia during the Biofashion Habitat show on November 26, 2011, in Cali, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia. The designs are made with natural materials and live plants. PHOTO : AFP