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Trash Trending


Plastic tablecloths, can tabs, and foam packing material took on a new life for 2018 Sustainability Trashion Show winner Sarah Magee ’18.

Magee was model and designer of her creation, a bright blue dress made of plastic tablecloths with an underskirt of foam packing material. The dress was adorned with flowers made of hand-cut and folded posters; branches on the bodice were twisted paper bags, and her necklace and purse strap were fashioned from can tabs. Magee carried a purse that was a bubble mailer covered by Duel Observer issues from last year that read, “This issue would have been a great Trashion show costume.” And so it was.

Second place winner Julia Dailey modeled her creation that she co-designed with Emma Karsten ’18. The skirt was fashioned from Mylar and posters they had saved from the Women's March in January. The top was made of posters recycled from around campus, including one for the Womxn's film festival. They also incorporated plastic bags and a water bottle.

Model and designer Mike Moubarak ’21 took third place with his garbage bag creation.

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