Trashion: Recycled Fashion

Last Thursday the sophomore Industrial Design class hired me to photograph their “Trashion Show.” I took some behind-the-scenes pictures as well as portraits of the designs.

The clothing was all created from recycled materials, such as aluminum cans, bike gears and tires, keys, trash bags, newspaper, caution tape and teddy bears. I was impressed by the design student’s innovation; most of them had never designed clothes before. On average it took about 100 hours to create each costume.

Here are some photos from the event. (If you want to see them larger, you can click to open a picture in its own window.) Enjoy!

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Industrial Design students Aidan Borer and Chloe Riggs direct models in a practice run of the “Trashion Show” on March 14, 2013 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

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(from Left) Aaron Meyers, Heather Dixon and Savannah Krug show off outfits designed by Meyers, Kathryn Bachen and Adam Boroughs in the “Trashion Show” on March 14, 2013 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Meyers rummaged through recycling bins to get the aluminum material on his collar and mask.

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Brenna Gould wears a dress designed by Serena Okamoto as they sit backstage on their phones, waiting for the “Trashion Show” to begin.

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A model wearing a 50s-inspired caution tape dress gets her hair curled before the “Trashion Show” on March 14, 2013 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

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Katie Utgaard, wearing an outfit designed by Utgaard and Bailey Jones, waits in a shaft of light before transforming into the “black swan” at the “Trashion Show” on March 14, 2013 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

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Students from local elementary schools gaze at Bailey Jones in an “white swan” dress designed by Jones and Katie Utgaard at the “Trashion Show” on March 14, 2013 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

Below are some of the portraits I took of the avant garde, recycled fashions.

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