Celebrity stylist Laura Spinella is the genius behind many of the best red carpet looks. Her clients have made “Best Dressed” lists for the Emmys and her work has appeared in Elle and other leading fashion magazines. Laura is a globetrotter who travels frequently between L.A. and New York to dress international celebrities.
 
This fall Laura developed a capsule collection of coats for Jill Milan, focusing on classic, minimalistic looks – styles that can be dressed up or down and that can be worn either day or evening. We have introduced the first of the collection, with more to come over the next few weeks.
 
Jill Milan Long Coat Faux Leather
 
 
Materials: Vegan and Ecofriendly
In the faux leather collection, we used materials from Brentano’s green collection. The zippers in the jackets have been sourced in the United States and the buttons in the long coats are made from corozo, also known as the Tagua nut, which yields a natural product similar in consistency to a hard resin. The Tagua nut is a sustainable product indigenous to the rain forest, and the income received from Tagua crops is a strong incentive to maintain the trees. Corozo is made up of very tightly wound organic fibers which give it excellent durability and scratch resistance.
 
Our “wool-like” coats are produced from U.S.-made 100 percent recycled polyester. The fabric is extremely warm in cold temperatures.
 
How They are Made
The coats are made in an entirely sweatshop-free environment. Headed up by a mother/son team, the atelier’s creative director has extensive experience as a custom couturier making clothes for the “CSI” cast and the Los Angeles Opera, as well as celebrities such as Amy Adams, Annette Bening, Dyan Cannon, Cindy Crawford, Rebecca De Mornay, Ellen DeGeneres, Lawrence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Selena Gomez, Hal Linden, Christopher Plummer, Gena Rowlands, James Spader, Holland Taylor, Brenda Vaccaro and Sigourney Weaver.