If your typical work ensemble were a hairstyle, it would be a mullet. Business in the front (pointy toes, crisp white button-downs) and a rager in the back (hello, thong of the South).
For something less sensational, try soft, tailored designs from Portland ecodesigner Anna Cohen.
Using bamboo, soy, and hemp fabrics, Cohen is as serious about sustainability as she is about fashion, combining fluid, modern shapes with bespoke techniques. (Her degree: NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Her training: Max Mara in Italy.)
The striped Elódie belt would be Grace Kelly’s chignon, and the gold-buttoned Ingrid blazer and high-waisted pants are very Cate Blanchett updo.
But don’t take our word for it: Meet Cohen tomorrow at a trunk show at Juniper (part of Seattle’s first-ever Green Fashion Week), where she’ll unveil next spring’s collection, discuss designing with a conscience, and give tips on dressing with class.
That’s worth mulling over.
Trunk show tomorrow, 5-8 p.m., at Juniper, 3314 East Spring Street, Madrona (206-838-7496). For more Fashion Week events, go to fw07.com.