Here is the thing,
is that I have problems.
You don't become great by giving everything handed to you,
no it is not the reality.
What happens is you go through struggles,
you go through the hardest moments in your life
and then you find out what you made out of it.
You find out how much fire you can go through in your life.
It is not easy,
it is never easy, it is always hard,
it is always ugly and to be honest,
it is what makes you you,
so embrace it,
embrace hard times in your life because they won't last .
Embrace what you have right now in your life ,
Lauren: Dress by BORA AKSU. Drawing on his cultural roots his designs present a fresh yet romantic aesthetic through delicate fabric and textured detailing. Although the designer is not wholly sustainable, his recent collection collaboration with Fair Trade and sustainable pioneer Paper Tree in support of social and environmental causes. Mules by NOFA.
Nancy: Dress by MOLLY GODDARD, who highlights sustainability with transparency on fabrics for Autumn Winter 2021 collection. The designer shares transparency on her fabrics from wool sourced in the UK to royal tartans woven in a small village in Scotland, while taffeta was woven in Northern Italy using 100 percent recycled yarn and the men’s suiting was done with fabric originating from the town of Melton Mowbray in the heart of the East Midlands. Trainers by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, which has set a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations and supply chain and it is on track to meet its target. It has a policy approved by CanopyStyle to prevent deforestation of ancient and endangered forests in its supply chain. Necklace, “A Love Affair Collection”, Lapiz Lazuli Stone by SAMANTHA SIU.
Clara wears VALENTINO GARAVANI Leather Flats. Top Greenpeace Italy's Eco- Friendly ranking, honored with Green Carpet Fashion Award. Dress by ERDEM, an independent house that joined forced with Livia First to present its first Green Carpet Collection.
Sonia wears dress by SIMONE ROCHA, an award- winning international brand that puts sustainability and innovation at the heart of the design process. Incorporated left over materials within her collections, Simone creates stunning designs characterized by voluminous silhouettes inspired by art, nature, history and her Irish heritage.
Hannah wears Pearline Dress and Embroidered Belt by ERDEM. Sandals are by MARNI. However, Marni only uses a small proportion of sustainable, organic, and natural materials such as organic cotton, linen, jute, hemp, and ramie. The luxury brand also uses some semi-synthetic regenerated fibers such as viscose, Cupro, and acetate made from renewable materials.
Francis wears shirt by ROBERTO CAVALLI. Roberto Cavalli’s collection will stay on our minds for a long-time to come. Cavalli ensures not only inclusivity, equality and social sustainability but also a fiery and beastly upcoming spring and summer. Garments were inspired, by the leaders and royals of the animal kingdom. Outfits dipped completely in zebra patterns, a bouffant-like dress with tiger prints, menacing over-knee boots and fury, textured coats, pants and dresses are just some of the blazing new designs that will shape 2022.
Sonia wears locket pendant, 18c Yellow Gold, Black Opal & Diamonds by THEO FENNELL. The dress is from BORA AKSU. Turkish born designer, Bora Aksu founded his label in 2002. Although the designer is not wholly sustainable, his recent collection collaboration with Fair Trade and sustainable pioneer Paper Tree in support of social and environmental causes. The mules are from MALONE SOULIERS.
Francis wears t-shirt by ETRO. Natural dyes, vegan materials and ethical local production have all come to shape the Etro brand into what it is today. To celebrate Ocean Day in 2019, Etro crafted a jacket made from recycling 120 otherwise useless plastic bottles, and today, the Etro label continues to pioneer towards a more eco-conscious future.
All the labels featured in this fashion editorial are committed to sustainable practices and have in common to make of the fashion world a more ethical industry. The 12 looks were produced using reused, surplus or sustainably certified materials. To find more sustainable luxury brands, keep on enjoying them HERE
Art Direction & Photography: ZUZU VALLA
Photographer assistant: SARA CARPENTIERI
Stylists: DARIA CHEZ | YAK STYLE
Make up & Manicurist: BRYANNA ANGEL
Hair: LAUREN BELL HAIR
Set Design: ZIA KNIVES
Set Design assistant: RICCARDO EVA
Models: LIVI DEANE | LAUREN HILAIRE | MOLLIE PEARCEE | NANCY HARRIS and HANNAH JADE from agency ZEBEDEE TALENT | CLARA HOLMES and SONIA VERA
Agent: SLINGSHOT | Francis Majekodunmi Agency: RADICAL BEAUTY PROJECT | DRAGSYNDROME
Retouch: ANNA RETOUCHER