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Detail: Dresses Made of Fruit Peels are the Next Big Thing

Salvatore Ferragamo has teamed up with sustainable textile company Orange Fiber for a new ready-to-wear collection.

Salvatore Ferragamo has teamed up with sustainable textile company Orange Fiber for a new ready-to-wear collection.

Adriana Santonocito and Enrica Arena have a sweet take on sustainability. The Sicilian founders of textile company Orange Fiber are using the tons of citrus peels disposed of by industrial processing facilities to create a silklike material. This year, Salvatore Ferragamo became the first luxury fashion label to work with the fabric, in an exclusive capsule collection of shirts, dresses, trousers, and foulards. The house charged architect and designer Mario Trimarchi with the task of translating his intricate, textured drawing style to prints that reflect Orange Fiber’s Southern Italian roots. On this dress, Mediterranean cacti and flowers gracefully envelop a soft silhouette that feels like an extension of one’s own skin.

Salvatore Ferragamo x Orange Fiber Dress, $1,530; Salvatore Ferragamo boutiques.

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