Who said sustainability isn’t a stylish word?
By Angela Aponte / Photography: Israel Mojica / Clothing: Auralís
Check out the photographs of one of my sustainable NYFW outfit.
Nowadays, Fashion Week street style may be all about the bells and whistles, but honestly, nothing says elegance better than a simple, black, timeless piece paired with a few basics. And when said piece can be transformed and modified in pretty much any way you feel inspired to, then you’re sure to have a winning outfit for every occasion.
New York based Puerto Rican designer, Auralís Herrero, bets on just that. By creating sustainable resortwear that’s not only practical and multi-functional, but also fashion forward and chic, she’s made sure to fill a gap in women’s apparel that big brands just seem to overlook.
Her Urban Tropical aesthetic that meshes “life between the city and the island”, as she puts it, is designed for the practical woman that’s on a constant move and needs her clothes to be able to adapt to her lifestyle. “One day she may be at the beach and the next day she may be at an important meeting with the same dress, layered differently”, Herrero figures.
The creative mind behind the line Auralís focuses on colors and textiles, with a special emphasis on utilizing fabrics that are soft and comfortable. The natural and organic fibers she uses are imported from all over the world and are transformed using natural dyes.
Her education at Moore College of Arts and Design along with her more than 10 years in the industry inspired her to become part of the solution to the global negative impact fashion production has had on the environment. Today, she not only works for herself, but also teaches about sustainability at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and helps brands source and produce in the United States.
What is her advice for young fashion designers that want to join the sustainability train? “Do your research. Make sure you have something relevant to say because everybody’s wardrobes are already full of clothes.”
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