We invite you to sit back and relax in our one-of-a-kind eco fashion lounge for the show. This is quite simply the freshest, most gorgeous bridal fashion show you will see outside of Bryant Park.

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2010 Aveda Institute Eco Fashion Show


Every little girl dreams of her wedding gown – the ethereal white dress – the most glamorous moment of her entire life. Your wedding dress is much more than the sum of its parts. It’s not simply a dress, it is a statement of who you are and an extension of your inner beauty. This is you on the red carpet in the one dress that truly and totally defines your personal style.

We invite you to sit back and relax in our one-of-a-kind eco fashion lounge for the show. This is quite simply the freshest, most gorgeous bridal fashion show you will see outside of Bryant Park.

Be here for the breathless moment the models step onto the catwalk – they sway down the runway, long trains floating – a dream of white, creamy silk. Your eyes rush to take in every element of the dress itself, each detail. The gasps are audible when the crowd takes in the models’ incredible hairstyles – long flowing curls, piled high up-do’s and the most chic veils secured with flawless flowers and funky feathers. All framing beautiful faces, blushed and rouged in shimmering natural make-ups.

And of course you don’t want to miss the shoes either! Every girl loves shoes – sleek sexy heels and hip adorable flats will glide down the catwalk, inspiring you to new heights of style for your day.

You will find no synthetic run-of-the-mill dresses at our show. We are showcasing the finest in both new and vintage eco-gowns from the country’s coolest green designers and retro shops.

Our incredible make-up artists and hair stylists will show off their skills on the models and be available afterwards to talk to you in the lounge about options for your day!

The swanky eco lounge will be furnished with the hippest trappings imaginable. Stretch out on a fab sofa and enjoy the show. Admire the view of the catwalk as you gather with girlfriends around an eco-chic high top cocktail table and sip your glass of local wine.

And no show is complete without music. Dj's from Andy Kushner entertainment will flaunt their best beats.

Meet the Designers



Mildred Avendano studied textiles in the Ontario College of Art and Design. After experimenting with Japanese paper, pineapple fabrics and bamboo fibres, she finally found her niche in sustainable fashion. Creating eco fashion for women who seek stylish clothing for parties, work, play and everyday living. Also producing a line of rare wedding dresses made with pineapple/silk fabric, embellished with machine embroidery and Japanese paper fabric. www.avendano.ca


Barbara Deckert Couture

Barbara Deckert started sewing over 40 years ago and has been sewing professionally for over 21 years. She is the author of two books and has written for numerous national publications. She has been interviewed by dozens of national publications as an expert on sewing and custom clothing, such as Women’s Wear Daily and Real Simple. www.barbaradeckertcouture.com


The Cotton Bride by Chris Kole

The Cotton Bride aspires to embody the spirit of our times with a fresh and enlightened collection of natural bridal gowns reflective of today's evolving values, lifestyles, interests and priorities. Handmade in the USA. www.thecottonbride.com.


Cynthia Davis for colorada/Style Tantrum

I love finding beautiful vintage and recycled dresses and fabrics and giving them the chance to attend the ball all over again with a fresh chic, new style. I focus on using eco-friendly methods and recycled and vintage bits and pieces to create romantic, flirty and feminine handmade fashion. www.styletantrum.com.


Elizabeth St. John Couture

The Elizabeth St. John Collection consists of couture quality bridal gowns that feature feminine touches that are both romantic and modern. The collection is individually hand cut and manufactured from natural materials including silk, cotton and hemp. They are all made in the USA. www.ElizabethStJohn.com

Green Diva

Luxury green wedding jewelry including fair trade gems and pearls, recycled silver and gold and vintage baubles. A glamorous look that is literally made for you and created around your gown, your figure, your unique style and taste. Handmade in the USA. www.greendivabridal.com


Lillipops Designs

In the lovely land of Lillipops, little children are always dressed in modern, whimsical garments that are kind to the earth. From playground to party, each piece is handcrafted using the finest reclaimed cotton and accented with designer and vintage fabrics. Always playful, always mindful... recycling never looked so sweet! www.lillipopsdesigns.etsy.com


Little Flowers by Odyssey

The Little Flowers collection includes, destination bridal, bridesmaids and flower girls. All dresses are made to order in over 450 different colors, available in plus and tall sizes and are customizable for style and length. All bridesmaids dresses are available in bridal white & ivory for destination weddings. Our bridesmaid and flower girl dresses are designed so they can be worn again, their lines are clean and fun yet timeless in design. The collection is individually hand cut and manufactured from natural materials including silk, cotton and hemp. They are all made in the USA. www.Little-Flowers.com.


Lorimarsha's Bridal Designs

created from 100% recycled materials, communicate a romantic and slightly bohemian aesthetic. Sourcing quality textiles with unusual features, she deconstructs and redesigns vintage and contemporary garments into one-of-a-kind dresses and separates. Her eco-conscious dresses combine natural fabrics with touches of vintage lace, buttons and trims. www.lorimarsha.com


Morgan Boszilkov Natural Bridal Collection

Morgan Boszilkov presents the Natural Bridal Collection. Boszilkov is a premier international eco couture wedding gown designer. Gowns are hand crafted locally, in Atlanta, Georgia, using sustainable materials. Some of her gowns have detachable skirts! 5% of profits are donated to environmental causes. www.naturalbridals.com

Project Ruffle Swap

Project: Ruffle Swap is an online marketplace where women sell gently-worn bridesmaid and special occasion dresses, and buy fashions for significantly less. The eco- and wallet- friendly consignment shop allows past and future bridal parties to exchange dresses across the U.S., and is proving“pre-owned” has never looked so good. www.ruffleswap.com



an extraordinary gown for an extraordinary day... each piece is crafted with pure materials and processes, free from synthetics and chemicals, using natural coloring, organic cottons, recycled rayon, peace and wild silks. seven percent of sales supports a non-profit reaching out to youth in the Los Angeles skid row area. www.puridee.com



A visit to Retropolitan is sure to bring you back in time. You will delight in the striking motifs, craftsmanship, and classic forms of the past. Our attentive staff can help you find the perfect unique vintage wedding attire. www.retropolitan.net

Stout Run Studio

Stout Run Studio is an outgrowth of Carlotta Botvin's life-long passion for art and design. Her philosophy is that there is art in everything, and inspiration comes naturally from careful observation of the world close by. She particularly enjoys working with ordinary products that can be recycled into art jewelry. (410) 719-1282

Sweetgrass Natural Fibers

Sweetgrass is a company dedicated to creating great clothing with minimal impact. All our products are made in the U.S.A. from fabrics and fibers grown without any harmful chemical fertilizers or pesticides.We specialize in eco fashion made from hemp, bamboo and organic cotton. www.sweetgrassfibers.com