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Adut Akech Makes a Case for Sustainable Fashion at The Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2019

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The Green Carpet Fashion Awards 2019 held this weekend at the Teatro Alla Scala during Milan Fashion Week. The annual event celebrates the best in sustainable fashion – merging fashion and environmental awareness in the best way.

In attendance was Sudanese model Adut Akech who is a longtime Valentino muse. For the event which she hosted alongside Spanish model Jon Kortajarena, she wore a micro faille and crepe de chine dress custom made with organic silk, designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli.

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 22: Adut Akech attends the Green Carpet Fashion Awards during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 on September 22, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images)

With ongoing global conversations addressing the unsustainability of fashion as well as efforts to tackle environmental and social challenges associated with fashion, it was refreshing to know that her look was created with sustainability as a priority. Vogue reports that the dress was created using reclaimed materials and organic silk certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 22: Adut Akech attends the Green Carpet Fashion Awards during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 on September 22, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images)

About her look to the event, Adut said to Vogue;

I feel my most beautiful and confident when I wear Valentino. I always get a say. [Pierpaolo asks] ‘How do you feel? Do you like [the dress]?’ He knows how to bring the beauty out of every woman through his clothes; he’s a genius.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Daniele Venturelli

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