LG Fashion Week has come and gone, and yet again we see another festival pass without an eco-fashion component or event. Despite leading fashion cities like NYC, London and Vancouver all adopting eco-fashion initiatives and events into their fashion weeks, Toronto remains silent in the eco scene.
This isn’t to say that Toronto doesn’t play host to many local eco fashion designers throughout the city, or promote sustainable fashion through F.A.T.. And in fact, LG Fashion Week did host a handful of eco designers incorporating sustainability into their collections. This year saw Baby Steinberg, Label, and Sarah Stevenson hit the LG runways. However, there has yet to be a night focused on encouraging and celebrating eco and ethical fashion.
Should LG fashion week, which prides itself on being ‘fashion forward’ not think in terms of the broader impacts of the industry? There really is only one way the industry can afford to go-towards an industry that promotes not only unique style, but one that encourages ingenuity and fosters fair and conscious consumption.