(BLOOMINGTON) – The 2020 Bloomington Trashion/Refashion Show is seeking design entries for its 11th annual show to be held Sunday, April 5, 2020, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
Designers can submit up to a total of three designs in the Trashion or Refashion category. Designs need to consist of at least 90 percent refashioned or discarded materials. Trashion designs are produced using waste materials other than fabric.
Past years’ shows have included outfits constructed from phone books, campaign signs, drinking straws, CDs, roofing material, caution tape, and bath loofas.
Refashion designs give new life to unworn or discarded garments and household textiles – including IU-themed clothing, scrubs, down vests, curtains, graduation gowns, prom dresses, silk saris, and life jackets.
Founded eleven years ago by former Bloomington resident and artist Jeanne Leimkuhler, the Trashion/Refashion show is produced by Discardia, a project of the Center for Sustainable Living.
The show serves and supports self-proclaimed and professional artists and designers while seeking to change beliefs and behaviors about the roles clothing plays in our lives.
Even the large-scale stage sets are designed out of recycled materials each year. A true grassroots event, Trashion/Refashion is all about community,
creativity, and sustainability. Models and designers of all ages and experience levels are encouraged, as are group submissions.
Detailed entry information, FAQs, rehearsal information, and the online submission form can be found here.
More photos and information can also be found at the Bloomington
Trashion Community Facebook page. Designers will be notified of their entry status soon after the February 21st deadline.
Contact Stephen Hale, Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.