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Responsible Luxury by Max Gengos

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Max Gengos can only be 25 year old designer, but his success story is unique, so are his designs. Prior to his big break as a designer, he created collections for Calvin Klein. Yet, the reason why i feel attached to this young designer is none other than his commitment to sustainability! An exemplification of Responsible Luxury.

Sustainability and fashion are often considered antonymous, however it does not have to be. Luxury does not have to cost the earth. In this vein, some big designers have already been implementing many strategies to foster sustainability in the luxury world. Stella McCartney is the first one coming to my mind. Furthermore, it is great to acknowledge that there are new designers who commit to sustainable and responsible designs and production.

Max Gengos presented his debut collection, Neo-Tropico, at New York Fashion Week and the aim is to connect the beauty of luxury with social consciousness and responsibility. Max’s concept of ‘responsible luxury reflected in his dedication to sustainable and ethical production encompasses working with an Italian mill using photovoltaic cells for renewable energy and monitoring his NYC ‘slow-tech’ production facilities.

Neo-Tropico features the designer’s signature form-flattering silhouettes and infinity hems with the addition of tailoring and outerwear.

You can get more info at Max Gengos’ official website, and rest assured that it is worth further investigating.


Hakan Karaosman


Author: hakankaraosman

Hakan Karaosman is a sustainability management professional and a Ph.D researcher with international experience in sustainability reporting, business improvement, and sustainability strategy. Previously, he worked as a consultant to companies in various industries for their Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports. He holds BSc. in Environmental Engineering, MBA, and MSc. in Management in Engineering of Energy and Environment, a joint master degree funded by the EU, and hosted by KTH (Sweden), EMN (France), and UPM (Spain). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. studies in European Doctorate in Industrial Management, a double degree program funded by the European Commission. His driven focus is towards sustainability integration in the fashion industry.

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