I have a passion for fashion. I can't tell you exactly when it started, but I feel like I've always been a fashionista, something that's now being passed on to Monkey & Lil Tank. As you've seen, they've starred in many of the videos in our What We Wear feature here.
So when Young At Art Museum in Davie, Florida invited us to their annual Recycled Fashion Show, we were definitely interested. Just take a look at the video below. It's amazing to see how the teen designers created these one-of-a-kind pieces using recycled materials!
The 9th Annual Recycled Fashion Show takes place this Friday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at the Museum, S.W. 121 Avenue in Davie. It's a family friendly event with the theme, Decades Restyled! This year, teen designers will look back at past decades to discover what challenges and achievements have impacted earth’s environment, what natural disasters have changed the way natural resources are protected worldwide and how recycling as a sustainable practice has had an effect on daily life. Inspired by fashion trends, they will take their findings to create original wearable art, made from recycled materials such as metallic mesh, newspaper, cardboard, egg cartons, canvas, remnant fabric, bottle caps, recycled plastics and splatter paint.
The high-energy event will feature:
- Hors d'oeuvres by Whole Foods Market Plantation and Pembroke Pines
- Libations by Onli Beverages
- A swag bar by Yelp Broward-Palm Beach
- A recycled jewelry-making station by Levinson Jewelers
- Nail art by Kaizen Beauty Academy
- “Up-cycled” décor by IKEA Sunrise
- One-of-a-kind, edgy clothing designed by teens
- Supercharged New York-style runway show
Renowned fashion/image consultant and author Mary Giuseffi, who has appeared on Oprah, 48 Hours, The Montel Williams Show and ABC News, will be the emcee for the evening.
"Our unique fashion show has grown into one of the most popular community events,” said Young At Art Museum Executive Director/CEO Mindy Shrago in a news release. "Teen designers begin preparing during the summer and put in more than a hundred hours of work to take their designs from concept to runway. Perhaps what we are most proud of is that each year, teens from diverse backgrounds come together in collaboration to explore their inner creativity. The cooperative life lessons learned are as important as the spectacular evening where they enjoy the spotlight.”
Designers for Decades Restyled! include girls from Young At Art Museum's American Express Teen Leadership Program and the PACE Center for Girls, which provides girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. PACE has been a partner with Young At Art for several initiatives including the Recycled Fashion Show and the self-esteem building program, Girls ‘N Power.
The young designers work with Sharon Ali, creative director of Scarlet Letter Productions, to learn the fundamentals of the art of fashion design.
Proceeds from the event support Young At Art’s teen leadership and other pioneering programs for underserved and at-risk youth. Tickets are $35. To purchase yours, go here.