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Eco-Ganik pulls off sustainable style

October 16, 2008 | 11:03 am

Ecoganik1Just when I was about to throw in the towel on eco-friendly clothing lines -- sustainability and style aren't mutually exclusive, but they seem to rarely meet (boo) -- I sat in on the chic Eco-Ganik runway show Wednesday night. No, the day dresses, unadorned jeans and feminine blouses weren't earth-shatteringly original, but the spare, casual collection was supremely wearable
-- a rarity in a week filled with trashy street wear and amateur dress collections.

Standout looks included a ruffle-necked burgundy tank top; a hooded blue knit vest, at right; a silky short-sleeved azure minidress that would be perfect for the office or drinks with friends; and terrific dark-wash, slightly wide-leg blue jeans devoid of any labels or embellishment. Yes, a few dresses jumped onto the Eileen Fisher/matronly train, but then came the piece de resistance: a light gray silk pants jumpsuit with fluttery sleeves that fit like a dream.

Ecoganik2It's heartening to see some green threads that could actually elicit envy.

-- Emili Vesilind

Photo credits: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for IMG