The third annual Green Carpet Fashion Awards (GCFA) was held in Milan on Sunday (September 22), as the closing ceremony for Milan Fashion Week.
As you would expect, models dominated this event with gorgeous red carpet ready eco-gowns.
Adut Akech: The model of the moment graced the red carpet wearing a Valentino Haute Couture especially designed for her by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli, using organic certified fabric. I adore the Tiffany blue hue, and the elegance of the design which was complemented by her Chopard earrings featuring 47.48 carats of tourmalines and 2.30 carats of diamonds from the ‘Haute Joaillerie Collection’. This isn’t always my favourite type of fabric, mostly because it doesn’t hold out too well. But this was perfection.
Alessandra Ambrosio: While there is a huge feeling of familiarity surrounding Alessandra and this style of gown by Etro, there is no denying how stunning this is. Those shades of brown are not only complementary to her colouring, but this is also the perfect look to usher us into the new season. Easily one of my favourites from Alessandra.
Candice Swanepoel: Also in heavenly blue, this Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini chiffon gown may have benefited from softer styling. I feel that the red Christian Louboutin Douce du Desert pumps are a stark, yet interesting contrast. Does this work for you?
Elsa Hosk: The model has become somewhat of an ambassador for Etro, from Cannes, Venice and now this event. This gold and silver Paisley dress, which used fabrics from the Etro archives, for some reason made me think back to Cavalli era, then the designer himself was at the helm. Gold Christian Louboutin ‘ Jonatina’ sandals completed her look.
Doutzen Kroes: The model was very much on trend with her blue Max Mara look for the night. The blue top, skirt, and coat were created using organic silk crepe de chine, supplied by Clerici Tessuto in Italy and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Max Mara’s own CameLuxe material is used for the coat’s filling. I love how the oversized fit of the coat gives this look an ’80s vibe, yet I’m very curious to see this look without it.
Izabel Goulart: The model was part of team Etro, with her fluid ivory chiffon gown setting the mood for sultry elegance. As with all the Etro looks at this event, the fabric was sourced from the archives. Casadei ‘Flora Flash Lio’ sandals completed her look.
Shailene Woodley: As you know there has been a complete 180 when it comes to my affections towards Shailene’s style, and this LBD from Stella McCartney is no exception. I love how Shailene is really coming into her own, and outwardly loving fashion. The confidence is the most attractive thing here, followed by her legs in this sustainable mini.
Pixie Geldof: In the creation of Pixie’s Miu Miu embellished dress the left over fabric didn’t go to waste, as it was used to create a matching bag.
Olivia Palermo: The fashion editor looked ethereal in a Valentino Spring 2018 soft tulle gown, which she of course styled with a feather accented clutch. I kinda wish the green ribbons had been accented around her waist instead of on the sleeve.
Credit: Courtesy SGP Italia/Max Mara, Courtesy Miu Miu, Courtesy Etro & Getty