Debbie Harry walks the talk for experimental eco-fashion

US singer Debbie Harry walks down the catwalk of designers VIN + OMI during their Spring/Summer 2018 collection highlighting the issue of plastic waste in central London, on Sept 11, 2017.
US singer Debbie Harry walks down the catwalk of designers VIN + OMI during their Spring/Summer 2018 collection highlighting the issue of plastic waste in central London, on Sept 11, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Blondie star Debbie Harry took to the London catwalk on Monday to support sustainable fabrics created by VIN + OMI, designers experimenting with everything from environmentally-friendly latex to leather-style mushrooms.

Draped in a golden gown and flanked by the design duo, the singer said the world had reached a "tipping point" and desperately needed to tackle waste.

"I think that they have a great purpose and a great focus in trying to make these sustainable fabrics that are part of the future," the 72-year-old musician told AFP.

"I think it's very important for everybody to recognise it and should be involved in it; because we all are inevitably," she added.

Harry was speaking after walking in VIN + OMI's Spring/Summer 2018 collection, ahead of London Fashion Week starting on Friday.