What’s Hot: Trash Fashion Futures

Design by Jenn Parker. Photo courtesy of Michael Cline 2011.

Fashion designers from around the country are giving life to society’s rubbish.

Turning trash into haute couture is a fashion sensation that has hit the runway.  This month, the Intiman Playhouse at the Seattle Center will host Trash Fashion Futures 2012, a fashion show highlighting an elegant form of recycling. 

Design by Jenn Parker. Photo courtesy of Michael Cline 2011.

This year, the Seattle Center Foundation is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair with six months of performances and activities they are calling “The Next 50.”  The Next 50 concentrates on re-introducing our region to the world and challenges the Seattle community to engage in eight areas of focus, including sustainable futures.  Trash Fashion Futures 2012 will focus on our disposable culture and the progression of fashion from 1962 until now, and then attempt to determine what the next 50 years will bring.

Local trash fashionistas have collaborated with other designers across the continent to present a spectacular collection of unexpected clothing that consists entirely of waste.  There will be 20 designers and 40 never before seen designs at this eco-friendly event.

When: Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th at 8 p.m.

Where: This fun and futuristic fashion show will be held in the Intiman Playhouse at the Seattle Center.  (201 Mercer Street, Seattle)

How Much: Tickets are $25 and can be bought online at Ticket Master.