Red Carpet Fashion : Sustainable Style

Top 5. Red Carpet Sustainable Fashion Designers & Celebrities Wearing Them Now


Prophetik is the vision of eco-fashion pioneer Jeff Garner. Luxury gowns for the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Esperanza Spalding and Suzy Amis Cameron are made from natural fibres and earth-based dying techniques. Flax, hemp, seaweed and cactus silk are bases for the fabrics. Plant-based, eco-friendly dyes – bark, leaves, flowers and roots – are used to colour them.

Prophetik works with local community farms to grow the produce necessary to make the dyes for his designs. Each piece is ‘sourced and manufactured domestically, creating American jobs and minimizing transportation waste and pollution’.

For a custom-made gown, contact Prophetik Couture Collection directly.

To see more of Jeff Garner’s Prophetik creations check out their Instagram page

Ronald Van Der Kemp

Ronald Van Der Kemp is demi-couture with sustainability at its core. “I wanted to make clothes with soul again,” the designer says. “And I wanted to do it in an ethical way”. To achieve this, the design house uses end-of-line fine fabrics, pre-loved couture and vintage pieces to craft new items. Slow fashion and human rights advocate Emma Watson wore his design to the 2018 Golden Globes Awards and Petra Nemcova was pictured recently wearing a beautiful dress on the Fashion For Relief red carpet.

RVDK explains that ‘every piece is handmade by ‘artisans, tailors, seamstresses, embroiderers alongside disadvantaged people’. The brand is committed to employing the embroidery skills of Syrian and African refugee craftspeople through the Dutch integration outreach program Refugee Company.

Lupita N’yongo in Ronald Van Der Kemp Couture 2018

Kat Graham in RVDK

You can shop the 7-piece limited edition capsule collection from:


Browns and

Sarah Paulson in Ronald Van Der Kemp // Oscar de la Renta Party

Angela Rye at The Humanity of Connection // New York Screening

A W A V E A W A K E 

Sienna Miller, Solange Knowles, and Emma Roberts have all been spotted on the red carpet or at intimate celebrations wearing this gorgeous eco-conscious brand. AWAVEAWAKE founder and creator Jaclyn Hodes is an artist, activist and healer. She aims to raise awareness in the industry as to fashion’s impact on the environment. Each AWAVEAWAKE garment is made with ethically-sourced fabric and coloured with all-natural, plant-based dyes. The production process takes place under close supervision by the founder herself in Bali, L.A. and New York.

Emma Roberts promoting Scream Queens at 20th Century Fox Party in a silk slip dress in lavender from AWAVEAWAKE.

Sienna Miller in a satin Old Hollywood style gown from AWAVEAWAKE at the High-Rise premier in Spain for the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival.

Solange Knowles celebrated her 30th birthday party in serious style by whisking her girlfriends off to New Mexico for a champagne-accompanied photo shoot in none other than Awaveawake.

Shop the full AWAVEAWAKE collection here.

AMUR Official 

This would be my summer pick, mainly because if I lived off bananas for a month and saved all my money I could actually afford a piece! AMUR stands for A Mindful Use of Resources. With this in mind, the brand uses natural fibre such as silk, hemp, linen, cotton, and opt for GOTS Certified Organic Cotton. They also use forest-friendly cellulosic materials like Cupro – a soft and silky yarn made in Japan from reclaimed cotton linter – as well as regenerated fibres that were once waste, which have been converted back into re-useable fabrics, such as recycled polyester.

Some of my favourites…

Shop the full collection here! 

William Vintage

I always say – of all the ways one can dress sustainably on the red carpet – the most sustainable by far is to wear something that is already in existence and just needs a new breath of life. That’s why my final brand is William Vintage. William Vintage is the best vintage haute couture store I’ve found so far online where celebrities and fashion-conscious alike can shop for preloved luxury. Honestly, it is like falling into Aladdin’s Cave. Pieces from William Vintage have been worn on countless red carpets by likes of Lady GaGa, Karlie Kloss, Aimee Mullins and Cat Deeley – from numerous film awards and festivals, such as the Baftas and Golden Globes, to the front covers of Vogue. Vintage fashion will always be eco-chic and most environmentally-friendly because the work has already been done – you don’t need any more energy to make it beautiful! Here are some of my favourites, available now: 

Amal Clooney – huge William Vintage fan.

Vintage 1981 Yves Saint Laurent black sequinned gown with chiffon overlay // William Vintage

Oh, and Bella Hadid…

William Vintage 2000 Galliano, Bvlgari perfume ‘Goldea’ event in Rome.

And Rihanna…

William Vintage 1997 Alexander McQueen.

Did I mention Kate Upton?

William Vintage 1958 Ceil Chapman, the premiere of ‘The Other Woman’.

The list goes on!

For now, I’ll just leave you with a little tip…

If you can’t afford to buy haute couture, just rent!

That way nothing gets wasted AND someone else gets to enjoy it one day. 


A few suggestions:

Girl Meets Dress


Chic by Choice

Rent the Runway

Also – if you’re in London, I always seem to find a preloved oddity in one of my three favourite vintage stores:

Atika London 

Beyond Retro 

Rokit Vintage

Good for girls and boys on a budget!

Hope you enjoyed, in Love&Light, EGL XOX


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