Sunday, January 30, 2011

Livia Firth's Green Carpet Challenge

At the Academy Awards actor Colin Firth (on right) will be getting all the attention but, in the fashion world, his wife, Livia, (left) will be making a statement about green design.

Creative director of Eco Age and wife of actor Colin Firth, Livia has become famous for only wearing green fashion to awards shows over the past two seasons. She has created a blog based on her quest to only wear sustainable and ecologically friendly dresses on the red carpet as part of her Green Carpet Challenge. The idea behind the challenge is to look beautiful in eco-friendly couture — to get people thinking more about sustainability in fashion. Now calling on all fashion lovers, Livia has created a new competition where she will choose the best comment, or advice left on her blog each week and will reward the winner with an assortment of Divine chocolate.

The Green Carpet Challenge isn't only open to celebrities and fashion designers. Your students can send an eco-friendly fashion comment to Livia Firth and become part of the excitement as we enter the Oscar season.

Several high schools are now offering fashion design as part of their art offerings. Some, like the Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) in Miami have a full-fledged fashion program taught by a fashion specialist but regular schools are also offering fashion design as a class or an assignment within a class.

Click on the heading above to check out Livia Firth's blog at Vogue magazine's site.

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