2010 Trash Fashion Show review
Three galleries and three fashion shows in two cities left artists, designers, attendees, and the press inspired. Many people reconsidered what is in their own trash treasure cans.
Trash Fashion Show Review This year's Trash Fashion Show Trash Fashion Shows in Seattle and Bellingham were complete successes. All three shows played to sold-out crowds, with over 800 people attending the shows. The designs were amazing, beautiful and bizarre.
The press attended in droves, with King 5 News, the Seattle Times and Seattle Weekly, Bellingham Herald, Seattle Magazine, What's Up magazine, the Western Front, KVIK television, Bellingham Alive magazine, and others all in attendance. Read stories from the press.
The RE Store was proud to be partnering with W.W.U.'s Fine and Performing Arts College and the New York Fashion Academy and to produce truly memorable evenings to all who attended. The shows featured student work for the first time this year as well as professional/amateur designs.
Photo and video galleries:
Seattle Trash Fashion Show
View videos of the Seattle Trash Fashion Show on our Video page.
Runway shots, courtesy of Michael Cline
Backstage studio photos, courtesy of John Cornicello
Seattle Art Gallery photos, courtesy of Diane Kurzyna aka Ruby Reusable
Bellingham Trash Fashion Show
Runway shots, courtesy of Jorge Lausell
2010 Recycle Art Gallery Exhibits
- Blowing Sands Gallery - 5 805 14th Ave NW in Ballard
- Allied Arts Gallery - 1418 Cornwall Ave in downtown Bellingham
- The RE Store - -2309 Meridian Street in Bellingham's Fountain District
What is the Trash Fashion Show?
Sourced from a dumpster near you, local fashion designers craft panache from trash. At The RE Store’s 9th Annual Trash Fashion Show, models flaunt designer detritus on the catwalk as the MC announces the surprising source and vision behind each fashion.
The selected fashions and accessories stretch the imagination regarding what is wearable – materials might include construction fencing, food packaging, inner tubes, soda pop top chainmail, or plastic grocery bags woven, crocheted, pleated or sewn. If it can be thrown away, its fair game for the trash fashionistas.
Show Coordinator Robin Worley, aka Rayona Visqueen, says, “We create fashion out of trash in order to entertain, educate and empower others to rethink, reuse and recycle. Our show seeks to break down the boundaries of stereotypical beauty and fashion by celebrating bodies of all sizes, shapes and ages through humor and satire. We might change the way you see the world. "
Robin is an original member of Haute Trash, a troupe of resourceful artists who produce runway fashion shows featuring haute couture made from society’s trash. Haute Trash designs have been seen at the Seattle Art Museum, Burning Man, county fairs, and dozens of other community festivals throughout the Western U.S.
If you don't believe that a dress can be made from candy wrappers or a suit can be made from six-pack rings, view photo galleries highlights from over the years, courtesy of all of our photographers who have captured it all over the years: Michael Cline, Doug Bulger, Mong Kon Mo, Jim Mercure, Jim Kennedy, Mary Jo Coghill and Jordan Stead.
Learn more about the 2010 9th Annual Recycled Art and Fashion Show
Make your own yarn from plastic bags!
Learn from this link how to make your own yarn from plastic bags. Then weave, knit, or crochet your way into your own trash fashions!
These businesses are committed to supporting recycled art and zero waste efforts of this year's Recycled Art and Fashion Show. Check out their sites and see what they have to offer you!
• Landfill Levelers •
• Dumpster Diminishers •
• Garbage Can Crushers •
• Recycle Bin Reducers •
Additional thanks to:
Get the full story on all of our do it yourself resources to help you reuse, save money and be creative.
Visit the Recycled Art Program Overview page
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