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YSL New Vintage III Clothing Line Is Recycled––So You Can Look Good While You Do Good

Feminine meets sustainable as YSL introduces designs that reclaim, recycle and sustain.

Wasn’t it Billy Crystal, as Fernando Lamas, who said on Saturday Night Live, “It’s better to look good than to feel good?”   Well, I ask, why do I have to choose?

Good question.

Answer?  I don’t have to, because Yves Saint Laurent has recently introduced the New Vintage III collection. It’s the third offering from the iconic design house that uses remnant fabric and existing patterns to create distinctively eco-feminine fashions. The motto?  Reclaim, recycle, sustain.

The new collection is an extension of the well received New Vintage and New Vintage II collections, originally initiated by YSL’s creative director, Stefano Pilati, and fashion director, Julie Gilhart in 2009.

The New Vintage III collection is made up of about 180 pieces and includes such ready to wear items as metallic wide leg trousers, velvet tuxedo suiting jackets and disco-esque leopard-print wrap dresses.

While the collection is small, and only available in limited, numbered editions at YSL flagship boutiques in Paris, London and New York, it is reassuring to know that the idea of sustainable fashion is coming out of the closet.  Other fashion houses will surely take notice and follow suit, so to speak, as the YSL collection continues to gain popularity.   Because we all want to do the right thing––but we also want to look good doing it.

About Sebrina Zerkus Smith

Professional writer, foodie. Lupus survivor. Loves pugs, wine, days at the beach and good movies. Takes recycling seriously, but not much else. Sebrina Zerkus Smith is a Southern Gal that has been scratching the writer’s itch for nearly 30 years. Her career began in Washington, D.C., in 1987, fresh out of collage and full of ideals. While plying her trade by day on congressional reps and senators, at night she burned the candle writing features for local newspapers and national magazines. She quickly realized that her southern upbringing gave her a unique and humorous voice that resonated with her readers. Eventually, she moved to Los Angeles where she pursued her dream of becoming a novelist and screenwriter. She paid her bills by working as a freelance writer for major marketing projects from studios such as CBS, NBC and Disney. Realizing that the future of writing lay with the internet, she was bitten by the blogging bug back in the 90’s, back before it was even called “blogging.” Then it was still just writing and trying to make a living. Through those early blogging years, Sebrina found passion and purpose. Over the past 10 years she has written articles for clients such as LightCues.com, MatterMore.com, Greenopolis, MacAddict, Yahoo, CNN and more. Today, Sebrina writes about a variety of topics including the Southern Experience, sustainability, clean water, food, gardening, sleep and her obsession with pugs. She is a regular paid contributor to WildOats.com as well as other entities. She now lives in Houston with her husband Jeff and their pug Newton. She hopes one day to complete her opus, Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed.


2 thoughts on “YSL New Vintage III Clothing Line Is Recycled––So You Can Look Good While You Do Good

  1. If it’s fashionable to be green, hopefully there’ll be more people making lifestyle changes to reduce their negative impact.

    Posted by DahlFace | October 27, 2011, 10:49 am
  2. I hope so, too. But it is funny– I have used remnant fabric all my life to make clothes and quilts. Now designers are doing it––suddenly it’s high fashion! Still, any movement toward sustainability is a good one. Viva la remnant!

    Posted by Sebrina Zerkus Smith | October 27, 2011, 2:45 pm

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