Amour Vert Spring/Summer 2011
Palo Alto-via-Paris designer Linda Balti’s first line for Amour Vert (“green love”) caught our eye with its well-cut collection of dresses, shorts and colorful sashes. Believing that elegance and eco-consciousness need not be exclusive, Balti looked to dye fabrics locally in the Bay Area (with vegetable dyes for peace silks and low-impact dyes for jersey apparel).
When Amour Vert describes the natural pant fabric, tencel, as “soft as silk, cool as linen, warm as wool,” they’re not fibbing – the pants can be worn year round. But don’t let us be the ones to tell you how good waste-free production will look on you.