Meet our new CEO, Samata

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 GenX, the creation of educational and entertaining digital content, alongside the expansion of RCGD’s global presence with a focus on emerging markets and manufacturing.

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.”

VIDEO RCGD 2019: Celebrating A Decade Of Sustainable Fashion On The Red Carpet

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.

RCGD 2019: Celebrating A Decade Of Sustainable Fashion On The Red Carpet from Suzy Amis Cameron on Vimeo.

Olga’s Story

“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).

BLACKKKLANSMAN’S LAURA HARRIER WOWS IN BESPOKE ETHICAL LOUIS VUITTON GOWN AT THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS® REPRESENTING SUZY AMIS CAMERON’S RED CARPET GREEN DRESS INITIATIVE

LOS ANGELES (FEB. 24, 2019) – As a partner with Suzy Amis Cameron’s celebrated Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) campaign,  BlacKkKlansman lead actress Laura Harrier, wowed the crowd as she arrived to the 91st Academy Awards ® wearing bespoke ethical gown made by Louis Vuitton.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Laura Harrier attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage).

Harrier’s gown was created in the Louis Vuitton’s Paris atelier with an ethical and eco-responsible approach established with long-time verified suppliers. The gown is made of TARONI SPA blue crepe silk certified by the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), which is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria.

The handmade embroidery by Vermont Paris required more than 450 hours of work, and is made of glass beads, Swarovski crystal shards and sequins respecting the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, an international quality label for harmless textiles.

To qualify as a RCGD eco-conscious garment, each piece must either be made from sustainable materials, including organic, recycled or repurposed fibers. Other features include using hand-made detailing or incorporating natural dye processing, with a dedicated focus on minimal negative impact on the environment, and environmentally and socially responsible design.

This year makes the 10th anniversary of RCGD, and in honor of this, the sustainable criteria will be overseen by Good On You, a new partner of RCGD. Good On You is the world’s leading rating system on ethical and sustainable fashion to assist people in making positive shopping choices–all delivered through an accessible app.

Amis Cameron launched RCGD back in 2009, with the intention to create awareness for the importance of sustainable practices in fashion.  Each year, RCGD works with international designers to create sustainable eveningwear to showcase during the Academy Awards®.

Also supporting the sustainable lifestyle are RCGD 2019 partners TESLA, Absolut Elyx and AKA luxury serviced residences, a vibrant destination featuring exquisite residences designed for stays of 31 days or longer. It is because of their help along with annual contests that financial security can be provided to MUSE School CA. MUSE School CA is an environmental non-profit educational organization Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif. with her sister Rebecca Amis. This assistance enables students to access a transformative educational experience. MUSE School CA ensures smaller class sizes, personalized instruction and learning practices; all set within an inspiring and beautiful campus. Through these key elements, MUSE School CA paves the way in creating leaders of the future. For more information, go to www.museschool.org.

For more information please visit: http://www.redcarpetgreendress.com.

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ABOUT RED CARPET GREEN DRESS:

Red Carpet Green Dress is an internationally recognized organization that combines the worlds of fashion and sustainability. Currently in its tenth year, the campaign was conceived  by Suzy Amis Cameron during the press tour for her husband, James Cameron’s film “Avatar”. Her hope is to draw attention to the importance of more sustainable practices in fashion by challenging designers from around the world to think about fashion in an eco-friendly context. The campaign also raises funds for MUSE School CA, a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister Rebecca Amis, in Calabasas, California.

ABOUT LAURA HARRIER:

A native of Chicago, Laura Harrier began her career at 17 as an international fashion model where she traveled the world and graced the pages of Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, and others. Upon moving to New York to study acting at William Esper Studios, she shortly thereafter landed principal roles in the AMC pilot “Galyntine” and the HBO pilot “Codes of Conduct” directed by Steve McQueen. She made her screen debut in Richard LaGravenese’s film The Last Five Years and last year she starred as “Liz Allan” opposite Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming. This year, Harrier stars in Spike Lee’s new movie, “BlacKkKlansman,” opposite John David Washington and Corey Hawkins that is currently nominated for six Academy Awards.  Currently, Harrier can be seen as the face of Louis Vuitton in their latest campaign and has also joined the Bulgari family as one of the Brand’s Ambassadors for the second consecutive year.

ABOUT LOUIS VUITTON:

Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry, and fragrance. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship. For further information: www.louisvuitton.com

 

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DANIELLE MACDONALD STUNS IN SUSTAINABLE CHRISTIAN SIRIANO GOWN AT THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS® AS PART OF SUZY AMIS CAMERON’S RED CARPET GREEN DRESS 2019 INITIATIVE

LOS ANGELES (FEB. 24, 2019) – Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) celebrity partner, actress Danielle Macdonald, from the Oscar nominated short film Skin,  shined as she arrived at the 91st Academy Awards ®  wearing a custom red tulle draped sleeve overlay gown made by CFDA fashion designer, Christian Siriano.

Australian actress Danielle Macdonald arrives for the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images).

The gown is made up of a red cotton crepe vegetable dyed fabric. Siriano used recycled tulle for the sleeves and minimal waste for the skirt and top.

“I’ve had some incredible red carpet moments in my career but I’m particularly excited about this design as it has the potential to change the world,” says Siriano. “I want to show people that eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable fashion can also be beautiful.”

To qualify as a RCGD eco-conscious garment, each piece must either be made from sustainable materials, including organic, recycled or repurposed fibers. Other features include using hand-made detailing or incorporating natural dye processing, with a dedicated focus on minimal negative impact on the environment, and environmentally and socially responsible design.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of RCGD, and in honor of this, the sustainable criteria will be overseen by Good On You, a new partner of RCGD. Good On You is the world’s leading rating system on ethical and sustainable fashion to assist people in making positive shopping choices–all delivered through an accessible app.

Amis Cameron launched RCGD back in 2009, with the intention to create awareness for the importance of sustainable practices in fashion.  Each year, RCGD works with international designers to create sustainable eveningwear to showcase during the Academy Awards®.

Also supporting the sustainable lifestyle are RCGD 2019 partners TESLA, Absolut Elyx and AKA West Hollywood,a vibrant destination featuring exquisite residences designed for long stay comfort. It is because of their help along with annual contests that financial security can be provided to MUSE School CA. MUSE School CA is an environmental non-profit educational organization Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif. with her sister Rebecca Amis. This assistance enables students to access a transformative educational experience. MUSE School CA ensures smaller class sizes, personalized instruction and learning practices; all set within an inspiring and beautiful campus. Through these key elements, MUSE School CA paves the way in creating leaders of the future. For more information, go to www.museschool.org.

For more information please visit: http://www.redcarpetgreendress.com.

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ABOUT RED CARPET GREEN DRESS:

Red Carpet Green Dress is an internationally recognized organization that combines the worlds of fashion and sustainability. Currently in its tenth year, the campaign was conceived  by Suzy Amis Cameron during the press tour for her husband, James Cameron’s film “Avatar”. Her hope is to draw attention to the importance of more sustainable practices in fashion by challenging designers from around the world to think about fashion in an eco-friendly context. The campaign also raises funds for MUSE School CA, a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister Rebecca Amis, in Calabasas, California.

ABOUT DANIELLE MACDONALD:

Australian actress, Danielle Macdonald, stars as the title character opposite Jennifer Aniston in DUMPLIN,’ currently streaming on Netflix, and can also be seen opposite Sandra Bullock in Netflix’s runaway Sci-Fi hit, BIRD BOX.  She was most recently seen at the Sundance premiere of PARADISE HILLS, starring opposite Emma Roberts and Awkwafina and is best known for her breakout role as ‘Patti’ in Fox Searchlight’s PATTI CAKE$, which also premiered at Sundance.  The short film she currently stars in, opposite Jonathan Tucker, SKIN, has just been nominated for an Oscar this year and she will next be seen in the feature version of SKIN, which she stars opposite Jamie Bell. In the Fall of this year she will be seen in Netflix’ s UNBELIEVABLE, and she most recently completed work in Australia on, I AM WOMAN, based on the story of 1970’s musician and activist, Helen Reddy.

ABOUT CHRISTIAN SIRIANO:

Designer Christian Siriano launched his eponymous collection in 2008 following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. The Christian Siriano collection is now shown each season at New York Fashion Week, and presented in New York and Paris to retailers. Known for whimsical and show-stopping design – from fantasy evening gowns and cocktail dresses, to tailored sportswear, to intricately detailed shoes and accessories – the collection can be found at Neiman Marcus and other department stores and specialty boutiques around the globe. In 2012, the first flagship Christian Siriano store opened in New York City and his latest retail venture, “The Curated NYC”, is located in the heart of midtown and steps from 5th Avenue and Central Park. In 2013, he was inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Dubbed “the new king of old-school glamour” by Elle, his designs have appeared in countless editorials and have been worn by the world’s leading ladies and remain a red carpet favorite. He released a photographic retrospective with Rizzoli Books in late 2017, titled Dresses to Dream About, which has now gone into its second printing.  In April 2018, Siriano was named among Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for being a pioneer in body positivity and runway diversity in the fashion industry.

 

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