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French style meets the American free spirit. Article 23 excels in designs that are fashionable from the office to after 5. Buyers and press loved the more casual looks, but paired with other collection pieces, all the looks can go to work as well as play.

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Germany company room to roam brings precision construction to streetwear. The collection is filled with cutting edge pieces that will last forever in any wardrobe. Many of the pieces are reversible offering a number of style options. All of the pieces are made from eco-friendly fabrics, and are locally produced in fair wage factories in Germany to reduce the collection’s carbon footprint and to support local industry.

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Elena’s theme for this season is “Out of Africa,” and she delivers a safari full of great design and versatile looks. Buyers and press loved the elegance of the collection and the special touches on each piece. Rave reviews for the silk wrap with felted wool and silk appliqués.

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London designer Emesha Nagy made her US debut at the Ethical Fashion Preview. With a nod to the sports set, Emesha created a collection that combines style and comfort. Clean lines, precise tailoring and a fresh look at sportswear were a hit at the Ethical Fashion Preview.

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L’Shandi transforms traditional African fabrics into beautiful Western dresses. The bright colors and patterns were popular with buyers and press, infusing cheer in the spring season. L’Shandi dresses are incredibly wearable and comfortable and a bestseller at retail.

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Made from recycled silver, buyers and press loved the “ribbon” necklaces, with wire formed as though a ribbon were draped about the neck, the semi-precious pieces, and the “snowflake” jewelry. Moonlight also presented a snowflake group for holiday delivery, one style pictured below (order by September 30 for delivery by October 31).

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Ojasvy is the new bridge collection from Rupalee, which made its spring season debut at the Ethical Fashion Preview. Buyers loved the mature elegance of the collection that works for women from 18 through 50. The collection features hand embroidery and beadwork giving the pieces high class glamour.

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Van Markoviec is a favorite with international buyers and editors. The collection is exquisitely constructed with interesting silhouettes and surprising details and tailoring. Buyers loved the overalls for spring, both short and long, and the jackets, to quote “are to die for.� This is chic and contemporary addition to any boutique.

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THESE DESIGNERS MAY HAVE ONLY HAD ONE PIECE REPRESENTING THEIR COLLECTIONS AT THE ETHICAL FASHION PREVIEW, BUT THEY CREATED QUITE A STIR…..

Robin Ann hand-stamps sterling silver rings with the names of that special someone, occasion, or a meaningful expression. The necklaces are the perfect point of sale offering for your customers.

Miksani’s babydoll dress was a big hit, with editors wanting to borrow the piece to wear to the evening’s cocktail party! The collection is filled with adorable, wearable pieces (available in longer lengths for the less adventurous!). This is a not to be missed collection!

Tammam’s “Peacock” gown turned heads at the Ethical Fashion Preview. Perfectly tailored, buyers and editors were awed by the beautiful appliqué work. Just one of a number of gorgeous gowns by the House of Tammam. The collection includes designer sportswear separates with precision tailoring.


McColl&Clan works with the Harris Tweed Association to revitalize the industry of the Hebrides Islands. Lusmila McColl uses Harris Tweed in her designs, creating contemporary designs. For lining and trim, she uses surplus fabrics from design companies that would otherwise be discarded as waste.

Bel Esprit is an online showroom displaying the collections of international designers of responsible and sustainable fashion. Bel Esprit features contemporary and creative collections from couture to streetwear and scarves to jewelry. Buyers and Press are invited to register online for access to our showroom to view all the collections. Members of the Bel Esprit showroom exhibit their collections around the clock and around the world. Bel Esprit works with buyers and designers to build successful relationships. Bel Esprit offers assistance to buyers: •

Ask questions about multiple collections – Bel Esprit will contact the designers and provide you with all the information you request

Receive samples for review – Bel Esprit will gather representative samples from multiple collections and send them to you for your review upon request.

Place one order for multiple collections – Order pieces from multiple collections and Bel Esprit will prepare individual orders for each collection for your review and approval.

Receive multiple orders in one shipment – Whenever possible, Bel Esprit will combine orders in one shipment to save you shipping costs.

Coordinate your shipments to work with your cash flow and inventory demands – Bel Esprit will work with buyers and designers to schedule shipments to assist in maintaining workable inventory and cash flow. Bel Esprit also coordinates designer product for editorials and fashion events, as well as facilitating interviews and appearances with designers. www.belesprit.net - Bel Esprit online showroom www.belesprit.com - Bel Esprit consumer site www.belespritsbeautifulworld.com - Bel Esprit event website


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