We were pleased as punch to learn from the folks at Academy of Art this week that the simply eco-chic dress donned by Big Love star and eco-advocate Ginnifer Goodwin to last weekend’s 20th Anniversary Environmental Media Association Awards, held in Los Angeles, was a clever design by students Priscilla Guimarais, Kumiko Haruyama, Nui Tanapornwattana, Audrey Wang and Tramaine Tillman – collectively working to create a collection dubbed 1Oak (One Of A Kind).
This is more than a simple strapless frock. Instead of traditional fabric, the students reused hospital scrubs that would have otherwise been tossed, then dyed, pleated and treated away using sustainable construction methods to achieve the final look.
The dress was part of a larger collection created as part of a class project devoted to showcasing sustainable design from inception to garment completion.
Just so ya know, this pic really doesn’t do the dress justice. We recommend taking a peak over at the school’s Fashion School Daily blog for some worthy close-ups.
[Photo: Courtesy the Associated Press]