Friday, December 26, 2008

LOOK BOOK: Peace Out

The year of 2008 was one for the record books. Gas prices peaked, stock markets plunged, Beijing offered a taste of global unity, and our nation elected Barack Obama as the 44th President of The United States of America. Another important symbol for change clocked in a banner year: the peace sign celebrated its 50th birthday.

In honor of the symbol’s golden anniversary, Earth Pledge, the not-for-profit organization that created the FutureFashion initiative, which helps the fashion industry make the transition to sustainable materials, teamed up with the Barneys New York flagship store on Madison Avenue to offer peace inspired fashions.

Designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Rag and Bone and Michael Kors created one-of-a-kind eco-friendly fashions and accessories that incorporate the peace sign or embody the ‘60s spirit, and use sustainable materials such as organic cotton, linen, recycled fabric, merino wool or tilapia sea leather.

With January 1st just around the corner, ring in the New Year with a blast from the past that still represents a symbol of hope 50 years later.

Peace, love, and all things Salty.

1. Hand Dyed Scarf, Sunshine and Shadow, $135

2. Peace Sign Umbrella, Barneys New York, $135

3. Hippie Cuff, Fallon, $285

4. Peace Sign Necklace, Julie Wolfe, $2,750