'Trashion' highlights avant-garde

Outrageous fashions created by dozens of local designers using everything from discarded phonograph records, drinking straws, bottle caps, old homework, movie film, books and bullet casings, will take to the catwalk at Sonoma Community Center’s fourth annual Trashion Fashion show.

This year’s event will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First St. W.

“Each year, the designers out do themselves. We are thrilled to have so many young students participating. I can’t wait to see what they do this year,” said Margaret Hatcher, the community center’s special program manager and organizer of the event.

The Trashion Show is inspired by SCC’s commitment to promoting sustainable living.

It is a fashion philosophy that combines environmentalism with innovation. It springs from a desire to make the best use of limited resources by making traditional and avant-garde clothing or objects from recycled materials or cast off junk.

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