How much do we ask to planet Earth? Water, food, energy and every sort of primal sources. With what are we repaying its immense generosity? Waste, waste, waste.
Geoffrey B Small’s sustainable fashion represents a statement against men’s massive environmental impact. With his Women’s Fall 2015-2016 show, the designer brought to the audience attention on the compelling problem of deforestation that enormously increases global warming. Like delicate Autumn leaves, the models unexpectedly fell upon the catwalk, becoming part of a surreal dead forest of three branches and pine cones artistically placed along the sides of the showcasing venue. Small’s clothing balanced feminine silhouettes with the excellence of Italian handmade menswear tailoring. In this sense, the collection featured a new technique of men’s jacket structuring with knitwear and long-over-longer proportions in deluxe natural fiber fabrics finely sourced in Italy and Japan.
Geoffrey B Small dedicated “Forests and Trees“ collection and performance to the 25 magnificent old trees on the Via Spalato that the town of Cavarzere Italy, where the designer lives and works, wants to cut down, and to all the trees in the world that are able to save us from global warming catastrophe if we allow them to live, instead of cutting them down.