Society Thrives Here -Fashion goes to the Trash
With bullet casings and carpet padding, used stamps and sugar bags, the second annual Trashion Fashion Show rolled into the Sonoma Community Center this April with a spectacular showcase of creativity and design. Proceeds from the event benefit arts education offered within the center.
Mikaela Holmes took the top prize for her couture cocktail dress made from bubble-wrap and black plastic sheeting. This year included more youth participants than ever, as a dozen aspiring designers challenged themselves using everything from duct tape and Heineken bottle caps to candy wrappers and a shattered mirror.
The community center hosts the event in conjunction with its Sustainable Living program. The brainchild of costume designer and center employee Margaret Hatcher, it was designed to make people look twice at what they throw in the garbage can.
The event was beyond sold out, with a second runway added upstairs to accommodate the overflow. The event is expected to be even bigger in 2013, and may break out into two events. Stay tuned, and start collecting that trash.
From the 2012 summer issue of SONOMA