The Grayson College Visual Arts Department will host its fourth “Trashion IV” runway style trash fashion show, in conjunction with the 2017 Texoma Earth Day Festival in Sherman, Texas on Saturday, April 22 at the Sherman Municipal Grounds.
According to wiseGEEK.com “Trashion is a word which is used to refer to objects and garments produced from discarded, unwanted, and leftover items.” Trashion encompasses everything from home décor to garments, and public interest in trashion started exploding in the late 1990s, when being environmentally ethical while staying chic started to come into style. Trashion is considered to be a form of upcycling which refers to repurposing things for new uses, rather than simply getting rid of unwanted objects.
Trashion is a fusion of the words “trash” and “fashion,” and it is meant to imply that things made from recycled objects don’t need to be lacking in style. While anyone can browse a vintage or thrift store, someone interested in trashion might delve into boxes, piles of discards destined for the dump, and other more unconventional sources for potential artistic inspiration.
Trashion jewelry often uses discarded and waste metals, both from within the jewelry industry and outside of it, and artists may use things like bottle caps, discarded containers, and so forth to make their jewelry more visually interesting and to remind consumers of the jewelry’s origins. Trashion clothing often involves custom sewing, integrating several sources of discarded textile materials in designs which can vary widely, from sleek and hip to more casual and laid-back.”
The runway trash fashion and accessories show is open to all area artists, designers, college art students and high school art students in their junior and senior year. Work should include no less than eighty percent (80%) recyclable trash, found objects, and discarded fabric material.
Artists are limited to three (3) entries. The fashions on the runway are to be appropriate for “family oriented viewing”. The College reserves the right to reject any work that is deemed unsuitable for a show that is to be viewed by all ages or does not adhere to the theme of the show. Artists are to provide their own models for the runway show.
All reasonable care will be given to fashion wear and models in the show but fashions and their models are submitted at the artist’s risk. The Grayson College Visual Arts Department nor the organizers of the 2016 Texoma Earth Day Festival cannot assume responsibility for damage or loss incurred before, during, or after the show.
Runway “Trashion IV” Show Schedule
- Notification of intent to participate in the show is to be sent to Steve O. Black (see information below). In addition, please submit the following information for designs and accessories no later than noon, Friday, April 14.
Saturday, April 22, 2016
• Model Line-Up: 2:15pm, back of gazebo
• Runway Show begins at 3:00pm
For information on the Trashion IV Fashion Show contact Steve O. Black at Grayson C Art Department (903) 463-8662 or e-mail to [email protected]
Author: Steve O. Black
Grayson County College Visual Arts Department