In the last few years, much has been written about eco-couture. Repurposed fabrics, organic cottons, upcycled belts made out of old tires and milk cartons: I don't have to remind you how far we've come since the days of hemp drawstring pants.
Here in Austin, eco-chic designer René Geneva has always been one of our little green gems. She won Critic's Choice for Best Designer at last year's Austin Fashion Awards, and this Fall, she's headed to Vienna for a show titled “Grüne Mode - American Style."
Now, gowns have long been René's bread and butter. But see this dress below?
When René first told me about this dress, I was like: "come again?"