Green is the new black at New York Fashion Week

Environmentally friendly fashion will be putting its best foot forward in a special two-day show at the Metropolitan Pavilion during New York Fashion Week.

The third season of The GreenShows Eco Fashion Week will run from September 12-14 alongside New York Fashion Week. The Green Shows will present ten designers that are committed to environmental and social responsibility. This event will be the only event exclusively focusing on environmental and fair trade responsibilities throughout New York Fashion Week.

Confirmed in a August 23 press release, the ten designers showing collections in the GreenShows at the Metropolitan Pavilion will be: Samantha Pleet (New York), Susan Cianciolo (NY), Bright Young Things by Eliza Starbuck (NY), Ashton Michael Black Label (Los Angeles), Lavuk by Natasha Gindin (LA), Jo Ann Berman (NY), Auralis (NY/Puerto Rico), Luis Valenzuela (Miami), Dress Reform (NY), and Milliners Gulld (NY).

The location for the fashion show itself is also eco-friendly, the 55,000 sq ft  (5100 sq m) Metropolitan Pavilion features eco-friendly flooring, LED lighting and enforces a strict recycling program.