Trash Fash 2018

Pop tabs, plastic bags, paint sample cards, newspapers and an old blanket — those were some of the things EKU students recycled to create wearable artwork for the Trash Fash 2018 runway show.

The annual event promotes recycling on campus and urges students to find alternate uses for their refuse. About 25 students competed for cash prizes and gift cards by designing apparel from materials that were bound for the waste bin. Their creations ranged from elegant to outrageous.

Trash Fash 2018 was sponsored by EKU’s Office of Sustainability and took place March 29 in the Keen Johnson Ballroom.


Brandi Mills - People’s Choice

Madison Witt - Best in Show

Ashley Reaves - Best Group Entry

Casey Frommeyer & Dekota Wombles - I’d Totally Wear That

Caleb Burchett - Most Outrageous

Jarrett Ivey - Best Upcycled Material

Abigail Byrd - Judges Choice

Photos were taken by EKU photographer Amanda Cain and student photographers Carsen Bryant and Eyouel MeKonnen.

One student recycled the trash bin itself to create this outrageous outfit.
About 125 people showed up to watch the runway show.
Students made apparel out of trash, such as hand fans and food packaging.
Students prepared to walk the runway.
A student wearing a dress made of twigs prepared to walk the runway.
Student creations included this steampunk-inspired outfit made of newspaper.
Students made clothes that looked remarkably elegant.
Models interacted with the audience while walking the runway.
A student wore a dress made from receipts.
From plastic-bag dresses to pop-tab chainmail, student creativity was on display

Published on April 03, 2018

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