09/17/2010 08:26 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Eco Fashion Week In New York City (PHOTOS)

While Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was centered around a new location at Lincoln Center this year, Eco Fashion Week was in full swing at The GreenShows, a premiere fashion event committed to showcasing only ethically sound, fair trade, sustainable designers. And we're not talking about the hempy, straw colored stereotypically "earth-friendly" looks of yore either - sophisticated, elegant garments from designers like Luis Valenzuela, Auralis, Samantha Pleet and JoAnn Berman enlightened fashionistas in the audience about what sustainable fashion can look like when its done right. Ecouterre was on the scene scoping out the hottest looks - click through the slideshow to check them all out.

eco fashion week - inhabitat