by Lea Phillips
Local celebrities will judge participants and choose winners from the following categories: top design, avant garde, best use of material, most wearable and audience choice. Last year's winners were featured in the local media.
Last year's winners
Image via Orlando Magazine
Not only is this an event to showcase creative fashion, but it is also a fundraiser for Keep Orlando Beautiful, which "sets out to empower individuals to take greater responsibility for enhancing their community environment through litter prevention, waste reduction/recycling, and beautification."
But the idea of trashion isn't a new phenomenon. It is happening all around, from Brooklyn, New York to Portland, Oregon. More and more people are finding ways to make use of the things that can be found around the house, like the local actress that made a dress out of Orlando Weekly issues.
If the combination of art, fashion and saving the environment sparks your interest or know someone who would want to participate, here are the details:
According to the press release, design criteria is as follows:
The application submission for participation deadline is Friday, November 14. Designers that are selected for the showcase will be announced the following Friday.
For more information on how to submit an application click the link and visit the City of Orlando website.