By Emily Rosman, ’17
The third annual Trashion Fashion Show will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Rigas Family Theater of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
The runway show is free and open to the public.
The Trashion Fashion Show is part of the Recyclemania initiative on the St. Bonaventure University campus, and Tread Lightly uses it as a means to demonstrate that there are multiple ways to incorporate recycling into your daily life. Tread Lightly is an SBU environmental club dedicated to raising awareness about issues such as recycling.
Throughout the month of March, Tread Lightly hosted several events as a part of Recyclemania to raise awareness about the necessity of recycling. They also posted bi-weekly editions of Toilet Talks all around campus.
“This is our big event, and it is the capstone of Recyclemania to celebrate the recycling efforts that have accumulated on campus,” said Rebecca Wager, assistant director of Residential Education.
This year’s show will not only involve St. Bonaventure students but also students from local high schools. They will have the opportunity to make their own designs and sport them on the runway. All outfit designs must be made with 90 percent post-consumer materials, and no materials can be purchased for the event.
As the models sport their designs, they will have the opportunity to pose behind a silk screen so that the silhouette of their outfit shows before they walk out. There will also be a performance in the middle of the show as well from a student performance club.
The design that won last year was created by Maggie Morris and it was made out of different macaroni and cheese boxes.
“Each year the designs get more involved and intricate,” said Wager. “The concepts behind the designs are well developed.”
For more information about the event, contact Sean Conklin at email@example.com or Sr. Suzanne Kush at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about Recyclemania is available at www.sbu.edu/Recyclemania.
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