04/16/2012 04:35 EDT | Updated 06/16/2012 05:12 EDT

Eco Fashion Week FW 2012: Bigger, Better, and Greener

Courtesy of Ecouterre

Lights. Camera. Eco-Faaaaaaaashion!!!

Vancouver Eco Fashion Week returned for a fourth season, and this time it's bigger, better, and greener.

Robson Square filled up as the city's most fashionable crowd gathered Tuesday afternoon to launch the highly anticipated Eco Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012. With ValueVillage on board this time as one of the official sponsors, stylist Deanna Palkowski, Sarah La Greca, and Myriam Laroche (founder of Vancouver Eco Fashion Week) curated a collection entirely from Value Village and donated clothing.

The show started off with soft colour pallets (baby pink, powder blue and mint, as seen on runways all over Europe and NYC) and ended with glitter and embellished outerwear. Sarah and Deanna showed that trendy doesn't necessarily mean spending loads of money on new clothes, as similar pieces may be found hanging on your closest vintage shop.

Myriam Laroche, on the other hand, did what I call "the vibrant '80s." Yellow, fuchsia, purple, emerald green and rich blue satisfied my taste for colours and scarves were styled to look like tops and dresses, belted with foulards/headscarves.

Three amazing stylists, $500 worth of vintage pieces and donated clothes --- what a fantastic Eco Fashion Week.

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