Eco-friendly designer Baby Steinberg took her own unique brand and style of “reduce, reuse and recycle” to the runway of LG Fashion Week. Steinberg’s collection entitled Remnants was created using the cast-off fabric and selvedge that is often thrown out.
Each dress in this 20-piece collection is a testimony to the spirit and ingenuity she had discovered while teaching the handicraft to children in the Brazilian slums of Favelas. With bright pops of colour and mixing of floral patterns Steinberg creates the perfect eco-friendly collection ready for spring with her own added Brazilian flare, from what would otherwise be sitting in the bottom of a wastebasket on the design room floor.
Fun, loose and flirty was the trend through a majority of the pieces, but was equally balanced out by some heavier knits and sleek one-shoulder silhouettes reminiscent of the 20’s. Set to the original song “Thief of Dances” by Toronto’s own Kevin Quain, I have yet to see a collection correspond to the runway song so well.
From runway to fashion installation Steinberg worked the creativity she has shown in her shows at Alternative Fashion Week by turning the runway floor into a fashion museum of sorts with all her models taking their place on pedestals and giving the opportunity for the fashion crowd to get up close and really appreciate the construction that went into each dress.
For more information of Baby Steinberg or to view her past collections visit Baby Steinberg or for a full video of the runway show be sure to check out our fashion week videos up at TOModa
photography by: Ravi Lall