The Trashion Fashion show at SJSU was phenomenal. Trash bags, newspaper and electrical wire were just some of the materials that SJSU designers used.
First place winner Ashley Bachman, a sophomore industrial design major, was inspired to participate in the 2013 Trashion Fashion show because she saw it as a challenge to combine the idea of recycled goods with fashion. She said the piece was inspired by electronics because they are one of the largest contributors to land fills and people do not know how to recycle them properly. “There’s a lot of precious metals you can get from electrical wire if you properly recycle them and if you don’t there are a lot of hazardous chemicals that will leach into our water streams.” Bachman said.
This is Associated Students’ fourth year hosting the Trashion Fashion Show, with the goal of creating awareness of post-consumer waste and clothing, according to Victor Hernandez, a sophomore history major. “The purpose of Trashion Fashion is to endorse being green on campus, to help designers and models. The most difficult part is the week or day before the event because everything is not certain. The most exciting part is the show itself,” Hernandez said.
The event took place on April 23, 2013 in front of the Campus Village quad. Designers competed for the most eco-friendly designs during the first part of the show. During the second part, Models strutted down the runway in clothes from Crossroads Trading Co., a local second-hand fashion shop.
Out of the blue, a dress made entirely out of newspaper, I used staples, scotch tape and glue to hold the dress together. To hold the dress closed I used 4 inches of Velcro. Modeled by Cosmetologist, AnaBrenda Carrillo.
“I was so excited to be in the show that when it was my turn on the catwalk I got a little nervous, but the excitement took over me and I loved every second of it,” Andrea Carriedo, a model and freshman liberal studies major said. Carriedo modeled a dress made entirely of Spartan Daily newspapers. The dress won second place and was designed by me, Daisy Carriedo-Sandoval, graduate student.
For the SJSU designers, models and fashion-minded students, this was an opportunity to show off their skills, help build their resumes and help others be more aware of recycling.
Check out the fashion show pictures in my gallery!
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Quote of the day:
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.