Eco-couture finds new use for newspapers

Feb 16, 2010 5:00 PM ET

Elegant Roots

Check out the runway models wearing eco-friendly couture designed by London-based Gary Harvey at the Valentine's Eve GreenShows in NYC.

The dresses are made from re-used, or repurposed, materials and they're pretty stunning in that certain runway sort of way.

Check out the one that looks like the model sat down on a park bench somewhere and emerged with a mass of crinkled newspapers. Not the best look -- but funny and eye-catching and it makes a point about reusing materials -- I'm just not sure what point exactly.

Alternative Consumer has a good article on this.

Kudos to Mr. Harvey and GreenShows.