Singer Maika opened the show for Monique Collingon this time, her strong vocals and poppy sound provided the perfect up-beat and uplifting ambiance for the presentation of the SS17 collection named “The Conscious Collection”. A sustainable ready-to-wear collection, which just like the previous two collections is made almost entirely (up to 70%) from Waste2Wear materials. These materials have been produced using a special recycling process which has been developed over eight years, using plastic bottles to create fabrics that closely mimic silk and crêpe. A really fun detail is that the label in each item of clothing will tell you exactly how many plastic bottles were used to create it. Even the other fabrics such as lace and details such as buttons and zippers have been produced following eco-friendly methods. As a designer, Monique Collingon takes responsibility by using modern technologies that support sustainability.
Not only do I stand for ‘Empowering Women’, but also for ‘Empowerment’ in a far broader sense. It’s so important to know exactly what we are doing. Not only does this mean that I primarily work with recycled materials, I am also concerned with the working conditions of all producers involved with my collection. Whenever you buy an item from The Conscious Collection, you are making a contribution to a better and cleaner environmentMonique Collignon
With styles named Nautic Chic, Cruise Control, Flower Shower and Lace Seduction, The Conscious Collection offers outfits for every moment of the day for next summer. All items, in vibrant colors such as cobalt blue, fuchsia, and orange as well as basic black and off-white are very easy to combine with each other.