Sustainability is a buzz word heard frequently around the Twin Cities because we are serious about finding new ways to harness it. For the past two months, the Goldstein Museum College of Design has had one of the most innovative forms of it yet on display: sustainable fashion.

The exhibition showcases recycled, up-cycled, and repurposed designs submitted from all over the world: Australia, Europe, Asia, and America. Tonight, the woman who inspired the exhibition, Professor Sandy Black of the London College of Fashion, will lecture on the concept of sustainable fashion.

Last year professor Black, who specializes in fashion and textile design, published The Sustainable Fashion Handbook, which explores the modern green fashion industry. The handbook lists organizations involved in promoting sustainability within the culture of design and consumption.

In addition to seeing and hearing about out the latest fashion trends, you can also get a copy of your book signed by Black. 5 p.m. Free. —LT

Goldstein Museum of Design, McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford, St. Paul, 612-624-7434,