Barney’s Approach to Food, Fashion, and Sustainability

While browsing The New York Times’ T Magazine, I came across an article that I found especially delicious, as it combines two of my loves: food and fashion.

On November 16th, Barney’s Department Store will reveal it’s holiday window and quite a treat it will be for those who love an innovative approach to textiles, fashion, food, and sustainability. By recycling the foil packaging from Illy coffee pouches, they have fashioned a creative and oh-so-playful evening gown for all to enjoy. It seems to me that the influential department store has used it’s highly visible display window in Manhattan to embrace and promote not only fashion’s newest, and in my opinion, ironic link with the food industry, but also its support of the importance of upcycling and sustainability. Both of which are concepts that have been popping up in fashion media with a new found intensity.

So here’s a little sneak peek. While I’m not blown away, I like it. It’s different and forward thinking. What do you think?

Barney's Approach to Food, Fashion, and Sustainability

P.S. From Nov. 17 through Dec. 31, Illy will be making complimentary espresso and cappuccino on Barneys’s ninth floor.  I’ll see you there.

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!