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Designers create Best out of Waste
Aug '08
On August 2 audience at Founders Theatre, Hamilton, New Zealand witnessed a different or rather queasy sight fashion can take. Trash to Fashion, a very unusual show was organized here that allowed spectators to see garments made of using garbage, industrial waste and second hand products.

The participants created wide range of garments like gowns, short skirts and innumerable stylish dresses that stunned the onlookers. Even though the outfits were made of inexpensive materials, they reflected sheer genius of designers and once again proved that creativity has no limitations.

Designers utilized unexpected items for designing cloths that got high appreciation from not only the judges but also fashion conscious audience. Second hand ties, curtains, old jerseys and dresses were used as raw material for creating captivating outfits for the wearable art show.

Alana Scott used nearly 27,000 white duck feathers to create a mini skirt to win first prize in Creative Award category.

Sacha Cumming, the winner of the Avant-Garbage section, designed an autumn warrior from waste collected from Hamilton Zoo. Sara Devcich, a runner up in this section had designed a gorgeous evening gown using eel skin.

'Come to the Party' segment had garments made by students from different institutions. The cloths were created using wide range of wastes including gold coffee pod wrappers, potato chips bags and lolly pops. Used bottles of Coca-Cola were extensively used to add dash of style.

The purpose behind organizing this kind of fashion show is to make people aware about the increasing amount of garbage that is affecting the environment and the importance of recycling. To encourage and involve large number of people to take initiative for saving the planet by using creativity that has no bounds.

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