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‘Sultry, Sophisticated, Sustainable’: Lara Miller Designs

karina diaz

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A pioneer of sustainable fashion, Chicago’s Lara Miller creates her designs under the influence of the city’s architectural landscape, with a playful modernity perfect for the urban chick on the go! Her Spring 2010 line is “sultry, sophisticated, and as endlessly variable as the woman who wears them” (elle.com).

Because Miller has devoted herself to ‘being green’, each garment is hand-loomed from eco-friendly fibers like organic cotton, hand-loomed bamboo, hemp and vegan silk.  Most of her garments, in the spirit of reusability, can be retied or rewrapped to reveal a different look entirely, from a strappy minidress to a sexy knee-length halter.

“Acknowledging the impact that we all have on our environment, I aspire to preserve and respect our earth in every way that I can,” writes Miller on her website. “I see my company as a way to support my community- not only by using organic materials while adhering to a ‘green’ lifestyle and workspace- but also manufacturing locally and working to sustain the sewn products industry in Chicago.”

You can find Lara Miller’s designs at NYC boutiques BioKaightGomi, and Nimli Inc, and Brooklyn’s Camilla Boutique.  You can also check out her previous collections on her website, http://laramiller.net/ .