Planet Fashion hits Sustainable NY Fashion Week 2020

Jake’s Take was invited to Planet Fashion’s Sustainable NY Fashion Week 2020 celebration. (Photo property of Jake’s Take)

By: Jacob Elyachar,

Planet Fashion invaded New York Fashion Week to talk about sustainable clothing and accessories. Fashion fans gathered at Chelsea Piers’ Current event space.

Here is a comparison between my Sperry (right) and the Unis shoe (left). The Unis Brand was one of my favorite exhibitors at the Planet Fashion Sustainable NY Fashion Week event. (Photo property of Jake’s Take)

Before attendees could walk to the event’s runway, Planet Fashion invited guests to check out exhibitors and the brands that were showcased during the runaway.  One company that caught my eye was Unis Brands. What I truly admired about this brand was its ability to combine 3D printed elements together. It was amazing how the Unis Brands transformed plastic waste into impeccable shoes. These shoes take five hours to make and each pair costs $120.

Planet Fashion also introduced guests to the famous Australian brand Bamboozld. This brand is celebrating its sixth anniversary. Bamboozld’s founders’ vision was to develop socks for people who showcase their personality while minimizing their footprint on the environment. The socks were made up of 80% bamboo and 20% spandex. They also offer boxers ($34.95). Bamboozld’s creators hope to break into the United States soon.

I hope to own an “Alfred” briefcase one day! Planet Fashion did an impeccable job inviting Rust and Fray Sustainable Bags to their show. (Photo property of Jake’s Take)

The third and final Planet Fashion exhibitor that I truly enjoyed seeing their accessories was Rust and Fray Sustainable Bags. The NYC-based accessories company specializes in upcycling, which is reusing leftover and discarded material to create new products. Two items caught my eye: “Alfred,” a brown leather suitcase ($299.95) and “Encore,” a black leather backpack ($159.95). I could also see several celebrities such as Billy Porter, Jennifer Lopez, Jonathan Van Ness, and Wendy Williams use the “Frida,” a $350 oversized tote bag.

New York Times published author Bridgett Artise (left) speaks with Planet Fashion TV host and executive editor Celia Evans (right) at Sustainable New York Fashion Week. (Photo property of Jake’s Take)

The rest of the event took place at the Sustainable New York Fashion Week catwalk. My eyes immediately were transfixed on the metallic silver catwalk that served as the event’s walkway. Each presentation started with a conversation between Planet Fashion’s host and executive producer Celia Evans and the designers.

A model showcased both Butterscotch Castle and Angela Clark Boutique products at Planet Fashion TV’s Sustainable New York Fashion Week event. (Photo property of Jake’s Take)

There were several standout segments at the Sustainable New York Fashion Week event. Australian fashion brand Butterscotch Castle collaborated with Angela Clark Boutique that brilliantly showcased both brands. The models fantastically highlighted both brands’ unique designs.

Stevie-Ray Vance models Bamboozld’s underwear and socks at Planet Fashion TV’s Sustainable New York Fashion Week event. (Photo property of Jake’s Take)

When Bamboozld made their Sustainable New York Fashion Week debut, I felt I was watching Survivor: Battle of the Male Fitness Models. The models superbly showcased Bamboozld’s underwear and sock styles that would encourage Planet Fashion readers to purchase. Also, these models were probably the most entertaining models I have seen in all my years of covering fashion shows.

The last two highlights of my time at the show was seeing Jake’s Take friend Kendra Black rock the Sustainable New York Fashion Week runway.  Also, I truly enjoyed learning about upcycling from New York Times published author Bridgett Artise. She also showcased some of her favorite styles with the help of the Planet Fashion models.

For more information about Planet Fashion, visit their website.  

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