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Costello Tagliapietra Launches Lower-Priced, Eco-Friendly Capsule Collection of Dresses


Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra create a collection of 15 pretty dresses that are low priced as well as eco friendly.

If low priced, eco friendly dresses are what you're looking for, then this is definitely a collection you need to add to your shopping list. Costello Tagliapietra has now launched their lower-priced, eco-friendly capsule collection of cute dresses.

Late last year, owners and designers of the lable, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra said they wanted to do a secondary line for women "who couldn't afford what equates to rent on a dress." And six months down the line, here they are with a collection of 15 pretty dresses that come at a price far less than those of their main line dresses. However, they will be a little pricier than Uniqlo collab.

The collection is called C&T Costello Tagliapietra and is available exclusively at Barneys Co-op so there is no drawn-out lead up. Prices being at $298.

This is not the first time this year that a designer has launched a low priced, eco friendly collection of dresses. Earlier last week H&M's latest collection hit the stores and though it is not a high-profile designer collaboration, it sure has gained a lot of popularity and might as well be termed as one considering the huge number of celebrities that have already worn clothes from this collection.

Some of the sustainable materials used in the creation of these pieces include cotton, hemp and recycled polyester. The collection is just one particularly glamorous part of H&M's "Conscious Initiative," which includes an existing (sort-of) eco-friendly line. Today, the retailer also released their annual Conscious Actions Sustainability Report, which brings to light a few stats, like that H&M is the number one user of organic cotton in the world and that they've donated 2.3 million garments to charitable causes. Kristin Davis wore an apple-green number to a Vanity Fair event

The collection is a bit cheaper than the designer collaborations-ranging from $19.99 for a top to $299 for a ruffly floor-length gown. Cocktail dresses are around $60. Sustainable or not, it's a solid collection of evening wear that's actually pretty cute. Perhaps they're also testing the waters for their forthcoming higher-end retail venture.


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Apr 18, 2012 09:41 AM EDT


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