The following information was sent to the Bloomingtonian:
Contact: Stephen Hale
TRASHION/REFASHION CALL FOR ENTRIES!!!
WHAT: Trashion/Refashion Call for Entries
WHEN: 12/01/2022 thru 2/20/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/01/2022
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The 2023 Bloomington Trashion Refashion Runway Show is seeking design entries for its 13th annual show to be held Sunday, April 16th at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
Designers can submit up to a total of 3 designs in the Trashion or Refashion category. Designs need to consist of at least 90% refashioned or discarded materials. Trashion designs are produced using waste materials other than fabric. Past years’ shows included ensembles constructed from packing materials, video tape, venetian blinds, bottle and can caps, leather couches, and camp chairs. Refashion designs give new life to unworn or discarded garments and household textiles such as graduation gowns, bridesmaid dresses, shower curtains, tablecloths, and Christmas tree skirts.
Founded in 2009 by artist Jeanne Leimkuhler, the Trashion Refashion show is a fundraiser for the Center for Sustainable Living. The show serves and supports self-proclaimed and professional artists and designers and seeks to change beliefs and behaviors about what role clothing plays in our lives. A true grassroots event, Trashion celebrates inclusion and diversity in our community with models and designers of all ages and experience levels. Group submissions are encouraged!
Important dates, instructions for submitting designs, and FAQ can be found at http://www.bloomingtontrashion.org/. Designers will be notified of their entry status soon after the February 20, 2023 deadline.
Image credit: Original art by Danielle Urschel inspired by Elizabeth Mattingly design, Trashion Refashion Show 2022