Detroit isn’t known for it’s high fashion. It’s known for a lot of things, but certainly not that. But the designers at Femilia Couture are changing that by bringing sustainability and high fashion to the Motor City.
Femilia Couture was created over three years ago by Emily Thornhill and Fotula Lambros. The two designers have taken a grass-roots approach to their label, which is now starting to gain the attention it deserves. They employ local designers, artists and support staff, and use sustainable materials such as bamboo and organic cotton.
Here are some snapshots from their 2009 Fashion in Detroit show.
And, here’s a gorgeous photo from their latest line…
So, why do I love this line?
Where do I start?
First, they’re talented. Femilia Couture’s clothes are edgy and sheek and, most importantly, wearable. Their ready-to-wear bamboo line is especially fun and sexy.
Second, it’s obvious that Femilia cares about the impact they have on the environment. They’re making an effort to stay local and use eco friendly materials, and that gets me really excited. It’s easy to respect a brand that looks beyond its bottom line. Last, this line is bringing the spotlight back to Detroit in a really positive way.
Femilia Couture is also going to be showcasing their 2011 line at Fashion in Detroit, which will take place Oct. 22-23. And, there’s going to be a trunk show immediately following, so don’t miss it. I’m definitely going, and will take plenty of pics to share with all of you when I get back!
Filed under: Eco Fashion on October 14th, 2010