Marquette, MI-08/04/2011-Stray clothing from thrift stores and the backs of closets gain a new life at the (Re)Design Fashion Show at the Marquette Regional History Center. Designers Paulette Carr, Joann Shelby, Alexandra Kralova, and Lanni Lantto highlighted creative and artistic redesigns of old clothing. Usually jsut thrown away skirts, shirts, and shower curtains were made into fashionable like-new swimwear, skirts, dresses, and even accessories.
This event was a collaborative effort between Garden Bouquet and Design and the Marquette Regional History Center. The events is expected to repeat again next year, since the 2nd annual event was such a hit in the community. This event supports communities with green ethic businesses, because if we all go green, everyone wins.
The models wore skirts made out of a mans cotton shirts and necklaces made from old t-shirts. One piece of clothing that really impressed the audience was a beach cover up made from a mans dress shirt. Designers were able to create creative and trendy clothing that actually helps the environment.
Below is a group of pictures from this spectacular event:
All four designers creatively used old, unloved, and forgotten articles of clothing and turned them into new, and recycled articles that look just like new.