109 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
An exhibition of dresses created by student “trashion” designers open on May 10th, with a public reception of May 13th from 6-9PM at FRANK, with food provided by Acme Food and Beverage in Carrboro, NC.
About Rubbish 2 Runway III
Rubbish 2 Runway III features a fashion show event, and a month long exhibition of dresses, all made by nearly 50 local high school and college students from recycled materials. Each participating student was asked to consider creative possibilities for re-purposing discarded materials while also thinking about sustainable design and creating something lasting and useful – and in this case, wearable.
On May 15th, at 3PM, each garment will be modeled on the runway in front of a panel of industry relevant judges for jurying and awarding of prizes. Each is judged on Innovation, Use of Materials, Wearability, and Creativity. In past years, the recycled dresses have shown imagination and thoughtful craftsmanship in reusing everything from packing peanuts to bicycle tires, newspapers, playing cards, and road maps.