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18th November 2019, Los Angeles – Red Carpet Green Dress LLC today confirmed that Samata has been appointed as CEO
As CEO, Samata’s vision for Red Carpet Green Dress focuses on the organisation’s longstanding exclusive partnership with The Academy, ongoing eco-collaborations creating accessible sustainable products for the global fashion industry with impact brands, sustainable retail, education with a focus on GenXYZ, the creation of educational and entertaining digital content, alongside the expansion of RCGD’s global presence with a focus on emerging markets and manufacturing.
Suzy Amis Cameron, Founder of Red Carpet Green Dress comments: “Samata’s appointment as CEO of Red Carpet Green Dress LLC is the natural next step for what has been a successful 8 years steering Red Carpet Green Dress. Whilst creating brand partnerships with the likes of TESLA, Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton and Swarovski, she has successfully ensured that the organisation remains both relevant and innovative. Samata has a strong focus and recognises the increasing importance of innovation and collaboration in the sustainable fashion field. She will continue to drive the development of compelling collaborations and solutions for a more sustainable future, which meet the evolving needs of our partners and supporters globally.”
Samata’s career has spanned more than 15 years in fashion and media – from garment design and manufacturing to magazine editing and PR. She joined Red Carpet Green Dress initially as the campaign’s contest winner in 2011 before progressing to Campaign Director and then most recently Vice President. Her expertise in eco-design solutions and business has been called upon by sitting Prime Ministers and business leaders, alongside notable industry summits summits and platforms including ITV News, SXSW Eco, Copenhagen Fashion Summit, U.S Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs, Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Central St Martins (London), Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (LA), and Berkeley (NYC). Engaging with fashion design students and aspiring fashion entrepreneurs, Cambridge-born Samata creates content about sustainable business for platforms such as The Guardian, Huffington Post and VOGUE. A published author (Bloomsbury), before winning the design contest for Red Carpet Green Dress, Samata was an award-winning womenswear designer.
Samata, CEO of Red Carpet Green Dress LLC, comments: “Red Carpet Green Dress is global change-making organisation from ‘moment’ to movement, bringing sustainable design to the forefront of conversation and action within the fashion industry. I am delighted to lead the dynamic and innovative Red Carpet Green Dress team in line with our founder Suzy Amis Cameron’s ambitious vision, playing a key role in shifting the global conversation on sustainable design within the fashion, media and entertainment industry. Together with our partners and supporters – old and new – we will also continue to work with a diverse and inclusive range of talent to ensure that we remain inspiring and reflect the world around us as accurately as possible.”
In 2014, Alice Elia, a former student at ESMOD in Paris designed Olga Kurylenko’s gown in 2014. Kurylenko’s gown is 100% GOTS certified organic peace silk and 100% GOTS certified organic silk, hand-dyed with Sappanwood and then over-dyed with madder root to achieve the resulting shade of red by Penny Walsh. Kurylenko wore a Red Carpet Green Dress special vegan shoe – a faux suede, metallic-trimmed heel (a collaboration between PETA and ethical U.K. based footwear label Beyond Skin). In February 2012 at the 84th Annual Academy Awards actress Missi Pyle (The Artist) took to the carpet in a flowing blue gown made from organic silk and peace silk, hand-dyed with mineral dye and lined with recycled polyester from excess waste fabric. Venezuelan born, Miami-based designer Valentina Delfino’s gown was dyed in an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) approved facility in Los Angeles by Edwina Pellikka. Designer Angelo Santos created Valentina’s gown.
To celebrate our 10th year of the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign in 2019, we spoke to a range of our talented supporters and collaborators. Take a look at what Alice and Valentina had to say about why going green with Red Carpet Green Dress was so important, right here!
Celebrating 10 years of sustainable fashion, author, actor and environmental advocate Suzy Amis Cameron hosted her annual Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) Pre-Oscars Celebration in partnership with TESLA, Absolut Elyx, AMUR and AKA West Hollywood at the Albright Fashion Library in Beverly Hills.
“I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE PEOPLE NEED TO BE AWARE…
True sustainability is a crucial part in healing, and ultimately saving our environment. The RCGD campaign’s goal is to make people aware, talk, and act further on this issue. I support them fully!”
Olga Kurylenko represented the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign in 2015. She is a French actress and model. She was discovered as a model in Moscow at the age of 13. She moved to Paris to pursue a modelling career at the age of 16 and started her acting career in 2005. She found success as an actress for her role as Nika Boronina in the movie adaptation of the video game Hitman (2007), and then rose to fame by playing Bond girl Camille Montes in the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace (2008). More recently she starred in Stephen S. Campanelli’s Momentum (2015), Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder (2012), alongside Tom Cruise in Oblivion (2013), with Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner (2014) and alongside Rowan Atkinson in the spy comedy film Johnny English Strikes Again (2018).