Influencer Lexy Silverstein Wears Colorful Creations by
Up-and-Coming FIDM Designer Andres Guerra at NYFW
ANGELES, Sept. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- With
explosions of color mimicking Mother Nature herself, the
sustainably fashioned creations of Fashion
Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) student
Andres Guerra were brought to life
by multimedia influencer Lexy
Silverstein, who wore the designs during New York Fashion
Week. Silverstein attended the world's biggest fashion event for
emerging designers to feature brands investing in sustainability.
Silverstein attracted much of the lens time herself with Guerra's
creations, which were sourced from some materials that would have
otherwise gone into a landfill.
"My favorite design from my capsule collection, "Las Chamas" is
the multi-colored set made from scraps from my other creations,''
said Andres Guerra. "What better
place than NYFW to show that sustainability can and must be a core
value in fashion?"
A passionate and innovative sustainable fashion advocate,
Silverstein collaborated with Guerra on the designs to show how
every scrap, shred and thread can be used and reused to create
memorable fashion statements. The outfits she wore during NYFW
- 7 yards of heavy 100% cotton denim sourced from Michael Levine,
fashioned into a circle skirt featuring dramatic sleeves with flat
welt seams, raw frayed edges and an attached hood.
- 7 yards of orange tulle and 7 yards of purple polyester
gabardine, both sourced at Michael Levine, fashioned into a
multi-layer dress — of which one layer was horse hair. The
gabardine was hand sewn into a puffy purple skirt floating over a
loose-fitting tulle leg wrap.
- Hand-ripped scraps of multi-hued recycled polyester gabardine
were sewn onto sky-blue base fabric to create a skirt and top that
rippled down in hot-lava colors over long leaves of bright
"Sustainable fashion can be edgy, beautiful and boundless," says
Silverstein. "There's no excuse for waste. Young designers like
Andres and others are showing that creativity and sustainability go
hand in hand."
About @Lexy Silverstein:
Lexy Silverstein is a sustainable
fashion blogger, Instagram advocate and influencer. Lexy is
currently studying fashion merchandising and marketing at
Fashion Institute of Design and
Merchandising FIDM) in Los
Angeles. She's a brand ambassador for Remake, Nordstrom,
Nuuly and several other sustainable brands. Lexy is also a Social
Media Marketer for Red Carpet Green Dress™. Lexy writes about
sustainable fashion on her blog, eLEXYfy.com and interviews
influencers, designers and advocates about this important topic on
her podcast, eLEXYfy, The Place for Fashion. You can follow her on
her socials: Instagram: @lexysilverstein Youtube: Lexy Silverstein Twitter:@eLEXYfy TikTok:
@lexysilverstein Facebook: Lexy
About Andres Guerra
Guerra (Instagram: @_andreswar_) is a first-generation
Venezuelan-American who sees fashion as a way to express his
individuality through the art perspective of the avant garde world.
His capsule collection, which is known as "Las Chamas", is a
colorful celebration and homage to his culture. It plays with the
use of layers, raw edges and dramatic silhouettes. "I got into
fashion just two years ago," he notes. "I realized fashion was the
path I needed to take to grow artistically. There have been many
trials and errors, not only in my samples but in life as well. But
nothing can stop my constant passion that is in every stitch you
see in every design I make. In this journey, I will continue to
forge my own path."
Courtney Edington, eLEXYfy,
SOURCE Lexy Silverstein