The Toronto Star article “Markham student makes clothes from debris” is a wonderful inspiration!Debut trashion collection merges students devotion to fashion and the environment
A cocktail dress created out of twirled cardboard strips from cat litter boxes and toilet paper cartons. A whimsical broad-brimmed hat made from Styrofoam cups and foam fruit netting. A haute couture-inspired mermaid dress sculpted from newspaper obituaries.
In all, six dresses, held together with glue, duct tape and hula hoops, are Michelle Sin’s fashion, rather “trashion,” collection. They’re also her Grade 12 history project at Markville Secondary School in Markham.
The assignment was intriguing: Do something you’re passionate about, due in three weeks. For Sin, that meant melding her two loves, fashion and the environment.
Inspired? Interested in making your own wearable art? There is still time to register for “Wearable Art”! Email firstname.lastname@example.org!