Philadelphia, PA – Students are strutting their recycled stuff today, March 9, 2017, at The U School High School, wearing fashions they created using only reused or recycled materials. The ‘Trashion Show’ runs from 3 – 4 pm at the high school at 2000 N. 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19122.
The (Re)New You Fashion Lab is a collaboration between Moore College of Art & Design and students at The U School High School. Inspired by RAIR – a Philadelphia based art organization that builds awareness about sustainability issues – students at the U School were challenged to create unique fashion designs using only recycled materials. Students have been working alongside Moore’s Fashion Department for the past five weeks and will present their final designs today for students, family and community members. This collaboration was made possible by the Picasso Project – an organization that creates advocacy for arts funding in Pennsylvania through small project grants to art teachers.
- 15 U school students participated in the five week Fashion Lab
- Students had to apply and be selected to participate in the Fashion Lab
- The fashion show will also feature dance performances and creative writing by other U school students
- As part of this project a class of Moore fashion students have also been designing their own recycled material fashion designs
- U School students and Moore students will show off their finished “trashion” designs together during a professional photo shoot later this month
- This project was administrated by The Galleries at Moore which is featuring the RAIR organization through an exhibition that closes on March 11
- Most of materials used for the fashion designs were sourced from the RAIR organization which operates out of a waste treatment and recycling center called Revolution Recovery in Tacony
For more information, call Matt Kalasky, Education and Public Engagement Coordinator for The Galleries at Moore, 215.965.4045 or 269.625.3289.