(BLOOMINGTON) – Don’t miss the Annual Trashion Refashion Show, a fundraiser for the Center for Sustainable Living.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of this community event known for its high energy, boundless creativity, and audience members who cheer their favorite models and designers down the runway.
The Trashion Refashion show aims to raise awareness of the harmful environmental effects of our disposable culture, highlight unique ways in which we can re-use our “trash”, and minimize the consumption of non-renewable resources.
Babe in Toyland (2018). Dress with stuffed toys. Artist and Model: Jane Matranga.
Trashion Refashion aims to change beliefs and behaviors about what role clothing and trash play in our lives – as well as provide an entertaining and thought-provoking show.
The Trashion Refashion show is Sunday, April 7, at the Buskirk Chumley Theater. This all-ages event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased from the BCT Box Office online or on the Bloomington Trashion website or at the door. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $10 for students and those under 18.
Déjà Vu #1, 2018. Dress with pop top sleeves, boots, and collar with venetian blind headdress. Artist: David Ebbinghouse; Model: Niki Irvine.
Runway designs must consist of at least 90 percent refashioned or discarded materials. Trashion designs are produced using waste materials other than fabric. Past years’ shows included outfits constructed from pop tabs, cat food can lids, an inflatable Halloween costume, Venetian blinds, and shower curtains. Refashion designs give new life to unworn or discarded garments and household textiles – including yoga pants that have worn out their welcome, taffeta curtains, tablecloths, and wedding dresses.
Founded in 2009 by former Bloomington resident and artist Jeanne Leimkuhler, the Trashion Refashion show is a fundraiser for the Center for Sustainable Living. A true grassroots event, Trashion Refashion celebrates inclusion and diversity in our community with models and designers of all ages and experience levels.
Last year’s show sold out; don’t wait too long to get your ticket.