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Debbie Harry walks runway for eco-friendly fashion brand

Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry wore a lime green number when she walked the runway for VIN + OMI.

Debbie Harry made her U.K. runway debut by walking in VIN + OMI's show on Monday night (11Sep17).

With her signature blonde hair and eclectic fashion style, the Blondie frontwoman is no stranger to the catwalks and front rows of New York Fashion Week.

But Debbie has now strutted her stuff for fashion fans in London too, making a guest appearance in VIN + OMI's pre-London Fashion Week presentation for the spring/summer 2018 line, which featured sustainable and eco-friendly materials.

"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," Debbie told Agence France-Presse (AFP) after the show. "I think it's very important for everybody to recognise it and should be involved in it; because we all are inevitably."

The 72-year-old modelled a lime green draped satin dress worn over a black top, black opaque tights and gold platform sneakers. She wore her hair poker-straight and accessorised with a gold headpiece.

VIN + OMI, the design studio which produced a number of outfits for 2016's Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, had a graffitied wall installed as a backdrop and also had the runway strewn with clear pieces of plastic.

In addition, they had models show off a blue sequin minidress, red and white polka dot number, and tight red dress with gorilla motif printed all over. The range was mostly crafted from recycled plastics, and the designers reiterated the sustainability theme with T-shirts printed with slogans such as "Stop F**king The Planet", "Resist", and "Defy".

"It can still look great, it doesn't have to look like hessian sacks when you're making eco-fashion," designer Vin added of the line.

London Fashion Week officially kicks off on Thursday.

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