MINT- On our last trip to Paris, Olsenhaus was invited to show at the industry trade show MODAFABRIK in Amsterdam, The Netherlands under a new platform called MINT. This hip fashion forward and ecologically friendly division was curated by a dynamic duo of industry professionals in Fashion and PR. We are super excited to be participating and spreading Olsenhaus to more of Europe in 2012.
MALIA MILLS- The famed fashion house of swimwear that started a veritable body image revolution for women, creating swimwear piece separates, with superior fit that caters to women’s bodies of all different shapes and sizes….is totally awesome and inspiring. To quote Malia, ”we don't want to change the way you look, we want to change the way you look at yourself” …. so Olsenhaus was thrilled when they contacted us to collaborate on a capsule collection for the Malia Mills stores. The styles will launch in early 2012 in all 10 Malia Mills locations in the Northeast & California, as well as on-line.
SUSTAINATOPIA- An event created to focus on responsible investing in companies doing good in the world. The event is in Miami, 2011 was the first year and was well attended by the community as well as celebrities. This year we have been asked by the founder to assist in creating a vegan event to showcase and educate regarding the sustainability of leading a vegan lifestyle. The event slated for Earth day 2012 will join many organizations involved in the slow food movement, highlighting the work of our favorite animal organization Farm Sanctuary, and showcase Olsenhaus alongside curated artists.
PRATT INSTITUTE-After seeing the Olsenhaus appearance on Bravo Network’s THE FASHION SHOW, Pratt’ contacted Olsenhaus to create an event for their students with a focus on ethical and sustainable materials. What a joy it was to create a project for the designers of tomorrow to educate them on the facts of the industries abuse of animals. The winning design was chosen, and will be produced in 2012 and for sale on www.olsenhaus.com. Proceeds will be shared with the winning designer and Farm Sanctuary.