Recycling is Fashionable for Graphic Design Students

Students taking Graphic Design with Mrs. Tomaso turned items you throw out into fashions you’ll want to throw on. The inspiration for this “Recycled Fashion Design” lesson was the work of artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd, known for her “Eco-Trash Couture.” Mrs. Tomaso split her class into two “Fashion Houses,” with one head designer for each house. Each group worked together to create a dress and accessories using only materials that could be recycled. The results were a ball gown fashioned from disposable shopping bags and a cocktail dress cut from newspapers and comic strips. The students created accessories like a necklace made from bottle caps, comic-clad shoes, and a white plastic bag scarf to round out their ensembles. Special thanks to Mrs. Conte and Mrs. Bulson for lending the class their dress forms.

Pictured here are Julia Keating, Liliana Simon, Hayden Spock (head designer, cocktail dress) , Curtis Crosby, Hoon Sook Baneni, and Cora-Lena Aladin-Williams with their projects

Pictured here are Julia Keating, Liliana Simon, Hayden Spock (head designer, cocktail dress) , Curtis Crosby, Hoon Sook Baneni, and Cora-Lena Aladin-Williams with their projects. Missing from photo are Margot Marie Schassler (head designer, ball gown), Brook-lyn Doyle, and Samuel Walter.

 

 

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