Sarah Christie’s Fashion Designs
The Right Fit for this Winter
By Francisco Romero .-Fashion comes in all size and shapes, in different colors and patterns; it comes in different materials such as bamboo bags and tortoise jewelry and now trending is sustainable fashion.
What is sustainable fashion? According to Green Strategy’s website the following describes sustainable fashion:
“Clothing, shoes and accessories that are manufactured, marketed and used taking into account both environmental and socio-economic aspects. In practice, this implies continuous work to improve all stages of the product’s life cycle, from design, raw material production, manufacturing, transport, storage, marketing and final sale, to use, reuse, repair, remake and recycling of the product and its components.”
Now that we know the definition let’s meet Sarah Christie; born in Washington D.C. from Bolivian parents, Sarah’s designs are one of a kind.
Her jackets, coats, blazers and vests are made out of 90 percent alpaca wool, “Alpaca wool is very resistant, it is warm and elegant at the same time,” Sarah told vivaphoenix.com.
“The best part or alpaca wool is that Alpaca wool is sustainable material,” she said. “We add different colors to our designs, our dye is non-chemical, all natural.”
According to Pinterest, “Sustainability is a constant topic of conversation in the fashion industry and its impact is getting bigger and bigger, searches for (sustainable fashion) has increased 34 percent in the last year.”
Sarah’s designs were showcased in Arizona at the Phoenix Fashion Week 2019 emerging as one of the favorite designers in the three-day, 24 runway event.
“I never thought I would be showcasing my designs in a state such as Arizona, because of its weather,” said Christie. “It was a great experience and I loved every minute of it,” she added.
Based out of the Washington D.C. Area and inspired by Project Runway, Sarah frequently travels to Bolivia, “When I decided to dedicate my life to fashion design, I made a commitment to travel to where my roots come from and learn how our native people work with the alpaca wool, how the animals are taken care of and create art to fit the body.”
Christie’s designs are not only focused on projecting elegance on casual clothing, “I want my designs to project strong women, from casual to elegant, women with a will to succeed and look the best.”
For Sarah Christie this is only the beginning, as she is soon to release her fashion designs for men.
Now, I can’t wait for that!