Photo of Deborah Lindquist by Josh Madsen. Hair by Nicole Venables.
Bio: For the fashion forward and style savvy, it’s not always easy being green. But the couture-inspired creations of Deborah Lindquist are changing all that. As one of LA’s most sought after environmentally conscious designers, Deborah creates exquisite apparel, accessories, and home-décor pieces out of a mix of recycled, sustainable, and organic fabrics.
Deborah was originally trained at Parsons School of Design in New York City. After a successful career in Manhattan designing unique Milanese mesh belts and jewelry (using a mix of vintage materials and semiprecious stones with mesh), she moved to Los Angeles in 1989 and launched her clothing line, starting with one-of-a-kind jackets, vests, and bustiers made of vintage romantic floral and tropical barkcloth, jacquard, and Indian blanket fabrics. She began successfully catering to hip, young urbanites and boutiques throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and even used her design skills to create sexy costumes for the burlesque troupe Pussycat Dolls.
Today, Deborah’s eco-conscious clothing line combines environmental responsibility with a cutting-edge aesthetic. As noted in fashion magazines and blogs around the world, she works her fashion magic with a mixture of environmentally conscious fabrications (from vintage cashmere, hemp blends, to organic linen) and the resulting designs are as striking as they are ecologically sensitive. As a trailblazer at the forefront of the stylish green-clothing movement, Deborah is making an impact in the fashion world while remaining true to her love for the environment, earning her the moniker of “Green Queen.”
She has designed for such mega-stars as Sharon Stone, Pink, Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, and many other celebrities. Her work has been featured in numerous shows and publications including the Huffington Post, LA Times, Elle, Lucky, In Style, WWD, LA Brides, Rock&Roll Bride, Brokeass Bride, Ecouterre, Good Morning America. Whether designing a simple T-shirt from organic cotton, a reincarnated appliquéd cashmere cardigan, or a cutting-edge wedding gown, Deborah’s mission is to create American-made, breathtaking eco-conscious designs that will deliver exquisite style and luxury to her clients while using the finest quality fabrics.
A portion of the proceeds of her business are donated to environmentally conscious and health organizations.
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