Trashion Show 2019

March 15, 2019

In collaboration with the UTMSU, Zero Waste UTM, UTM Creatives for a Change, and Style & Profyle, Greenwood co-hosted the first ever annual Trashion Show event, with the goal of promoting sustainable practices in fashion. Held in the Blind Duck Pub, the team transformed the space into a high-fashion event, complete with a full fashion show competition, a curated pop-up gallery space, and refreshments. Judged by a panel, both the fashion designers and artists put their best foot forward, hoping to win the one of the two prizes available for each category. Showcased at the Trashion Show 2019 is a centrepiece installation designed and built by the Greenwood team made from garbage sourced at the UTM campus.

The Fashion Show

Emceed by Greenwood team member, Jessica Velasco and UTMSU member Zahira Tasabehji, the fashion show presented the work by numerous fashion designers. Each designer was tasked with making outfits through sustainable means, namely upcycling, thrifting, or making the items entirely themselves. The first place winner was Justine Lyn, winning a subscription to C Magazine and a $100 prepaid Visa gift card. The runner up, Chelsea Dalton was awarded a $50 prepaid Visa gift card.

The Exhibition

The pop-up art competition, curated by Greenwood member, Jessica Velasco showcased What Will Remain (2019) by Mira Szuberwood, Buy more, get more by Anran Guo, Dove Siamo? by Laura Colacci, along with other works which were not considered for judging. The winner, Mira Szuberwood was awarded a C Magazine subscription and a $100 Curry’s gift card. The runner up, Laura Colacci, was awarded a $50 Curry’s gift card.