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Eco designer Deborah Lindquist just opened a 1,500-square-foot boutique/work studio in North Hollywood this past weekend. Per California Apparel News, the front 500-square-foot space functions at the shop, where "she sells wedding dresses made out of new eco fabrics and some recycled materials such as vintage lace and linen," as well as an "eco ready-to-wear line that features dresses made out of hemp cotton and organic T-shirts." Pieces run from $100 on up to $3,000 for bridal.
The rest of the space is where the designer works on "her one-of-a-kind pieces, such as her bustier dresses." In fact, corsetry is one of Lindquist's specialties, "made out of recycled materials such as vintage kimono and sari fabrics." Celeb Lindquist wearers range from Paris Hilton and the Pussycat Dolls to Charlize Theron, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Gwen Stefani and Jessica Simpson.
Though we remember from past fashion shows that Lindquist's designs were a bit over-the-top, a look at her site and current offerings look increasingly wearable, including a hemp/tencel trapeze dress, an inverted pleat strapless hemp/cotton top, and vintage appliquéd cashmere sweaters and scarves.
· Lindquist Debuts Eco-Atelier in NoHo [CAN]