A Green Affair – Sol Inspirations {Finalist #1}


Designers Will Create Three Eco-Friendly Looks Using Non-Traditional Fabrics, Recycled Materials, Sustainable Fabrics. One Look Must Include Solar Panels

Sol InspirationsIgnite Models Inc, LIMEgreen Events and the Global Eco Organization have announced the 6 talented finalists who will compete in the Sol Inspirations Design Challenge. Each designer will create three looks that will be worn during the Eco-Fashion Gala & Fundraiser on Saturday, April 23rd at The Depot.



Christopher Straub is a Minnesota designer who was recently a finalist on the smash hit reality TV design challenge “Project Runway.” He finds inspiration in natural surroundings in Minnesota: flowers, leaves, rocks, sky and water. He focuses on hand-crafted textual treatments to give volume and artistry to his fashion. Being eco-responsible is important to him in both design and home life. For fashion, he uses vintage and found fabrics and has been using organic cotton jersey to create custom-printed material for different projects. He also created a line of one-of-a-kind underwear made from recycled graphic tee shirts.

Seriously!  How cute are his sketches?  This is a favorite from his appearance of Project Runway.




















More favorites from his Fall/Winter 2010 Collection



















We really like this bag too!  We can’t wait to see what he brings in April!




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