Plants From a Royal Home Grow Into a Gown

London designers working on sustainable fashion created a dress from the leaves of giant butterbur plants gathered at one of the king’s homes.

A bride, decked in wedding finery, is traditionally the last model to appear during a live fashion show. But at Vin + Omi, the finale of its spring 2024 show in September during London Fashion Week, was a floor-length, long-sleeve column gown made from the giant butterbur plants grown on the Sandringham estate of King Charles III.

It has “a wonderful feel of silk,” said Vin Cara, who was joined by Omi Ong on a recent video call from Spain, where they were filming a documentary on sustainable

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