RCGD extends partnership with Tencel brand on eco-couture for Oscars

13 Apr '21
4 min read
Pic: Lenzing Group
Pic: Lenzing Group

Red Carpet Green Dress and Tencel brand from Lenzing, have extended their collaboration for a second year running at 93rd Academy Awards. As a part of collaboration, RCGD x Tencel launched a range of eco-couture materials made from Tencel materials currently being adapted into bespoke looks for number of Oscars nominees and physical red carpet guests.
According to Lenzing’s press release, paying homage to RCGD’s roots as a design contest, the looks themselves and the talent wearing the designs are to be unveiled the night of the Oscars on Sunday April 25.
For the first time in its history, the Oscars is to be hosted across multiple sites in the US and Europe. In what has been an unusual year for many, Red Carpet Green Dress is working to honour their commitment in creating design solutions that work from moment to movement on the red carpet of the biggest of all global stages.
Last year at the Oscars, RCGD x Tencel partnered with Louis Vuitton and created sustainable a custom made gown for James Bond Spectre’s Léa Seydoux to wear in attendance to the 92nd Academy Awards as an ambassador for RCGD. Meanwhile, filmmaker Elena Andreicheva took home an Oscar wearing a sustainable gown created from RCGD x Tencel Luxe branded fabrics in partnership with couture designer Laura Basci.
In addition, a stunning design created by leading ethical luxury designer Benedetti Life, that featured an RCGD x Tencel Luxe eco-couture textile, was revealed at the Red Carpet Green Dress Pre-Oscar Gala last year.
This year’s designs will include Tencel branded lyocell fibres, modal fibres and filament yarn that are of 100 per cent botanic origin. Derived from renewable wood sources, the fibres and filament yarn are produced using eco-responsible production processes. Fabrics made of Tencel Modal and Lyocell fibres are also gentle on skin with smooth, long-lasting softness, breathability, colour vibrancy and colour retention features. With silky smooth-ness, liquid-like drape and colour vibrancy, Tencel Luxe filament yarn gives fabrics an exquisite sensual appeal and is ideal for eco couture and luxury fashion. All Tencel fibres are certified biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil, fresh water and marine conditions.
Drawing attention to the importance of more sustainable practices in fashion and being part of bringing those solutions to the global market, Red Carpet Green Dress was conceived in response to a lack of ethical choices on the red carpet. Founded by leading environmental advocate, Suzy Amis Cameron, the organisation has been committed to creating positive change for over a decade. Tencel brand share a similar vision and aspire to lead the pursuit of eco-friendly solutions for textiles, garments and fashion as they aim to blend high fashion with sustainability whilst maintaining quality. Coming together and partnering to launch a range of eco-couture textiles felt like a natural next step. With the fashion industry being one of the top polluters across the globe, the RCGD x Tencel textiles are now contributing towards positive change for a more green future.
“Our partnership with Tencel is one of the most exciting and rewarding for Red Carpet Green Dress. The organisation represents some of the key pillars of sustainability, ranging from accessible sustainable design solutions with a focus on circularity and decarbonisation, across to its inherent understanding of the need for responsible production and consumption. Our Oscars collaboration is always a highlight, and we are so excited
that innovations like this exist for the global design community,” Samata, CEO at Red Carpet Green Dress, said in the release.
“Once again, we are thrilled to partner with Red Carpet Green Dress to bring eco couture to the spotlight. This year, with the expansion of our collaboration to include Tencel branded Modal and Lyocell fibres and Tencel Luxe filament yarn, we are providing designers and brands with a bigger canvas that caters for greater creativity in fabric style, touch and feel,” Harold Weghorst, global vice president of marketing and branding at Lenzing Group said.
“While our fibres and filament yarn are derived from wood harvested from certified and controlled sources and are some of the most sustainable materials used in fashion, we are not stopping there. At Tencel, we are on a journey to True Carbon Zero, with a vision to achieve netzero emissions by 2050 and contribute to a carbon neutral fashion industry. We hope that our collaboration will encourage more designers and brands to look out for materials that do not only expand the frontiers of aesthetic appeal, but also make a difference to our planet,” Weghorst said in the release.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)

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