The fifth annual CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge winners have been announced, and—hurrah! K/LLER Collection, a Brooklyn-based jewelry line took home the top prize—as well as $75,000, the New York Times reports.
K/LLER is a collaboration between former Parsons classmates Michael Miller and Katie deGuzman, who both happened to study furniture design. They make all their products (gritty, boho necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings) out of recycled material in the USA.
"We want to create a relevant conversation around the subject of sustainable design and luxury, and the fact the two can go together," a rep from Lexus told the newspaper about the competition. "We want to support the idea that this can be the foundation of a real business, and help them to grow."
Bonus: K/LLER wasn't the only local label to get love from the CFDA. Study NY, an NYC-based, slow-fashion brand was a runner-up, along with eco-friendly Reformation—both won $5,000.
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