Our upcycle artist friends Stuart Gullstrand and Russ Morgan of Just A Rumor art studio aren’t trashy bag queens; they are spokesmodels for the Trash Fashion Show happening this Saturday, March 17, at the New York Fashion Academy in Seattle; more info HERE
Stu and Russ, aka the Vice Sisters, aka Lana Landfill and Desiree Detritus, model Ruby Re-Usable’s White Trash Wedding ensemble (see more pics HERE)
What is the Trash Fashion Show? Sourced from a dumpster near you, local fashion designers craft panache from trash. At The RE Store“™s 9th Annual Trash Fashion Show, models flaunt designer detritus on the catwalk as the MC announces the surprising source and vision behind each fashion.
The selected fashions and accessories stretch the imagination regarding what is wearable ““ materials might include construction fencing, food packaging, inner tubes, soda pop top chainmail, or plastic grocery bags woven, crocheted, pleated or sewn. If it can be thrown away, its fair game for the trash fashionistas.
Show Coordinator Robin Worley, aka Rayona Visqueen, says, “We create fashion out of trash in order to entertain, educate and empower others to rethink, reuse and recycle. Our show seeks to break down the boundaries of stereotypical beauty and fashion by celebrating bodies of all sizes, shapes and ages through humor and satire. We might change the way you see the world. “
Robin is an original member of Haute Trash, a troupe of resourceful artists who produce runway fashion shows featuring haute couture made from society“™s trash. Haute Trash designs have been seen at the Seattle Art Museum, Burning Man, county fairs, and dozens of other community festivals throughout the Western U.S.
If you don’t believe that a dress can be made from candy wrappers or a suit can be made from six-pack rings, view photo galleries highlights from over the years, courtesy of all of our photographers who have captured it all over the years: Michael Cline, Doug Bulger, Mong Kon Mo, Jim Mercure, Jim Kennedy, Mary Jo Coghill and Jordan Stead.