BHS To Host Annual Eco Runway Fashion Show

November 20, 2013

Trash as fashion is the theme at The Bermuda High School’s 3rd annual eco Runway show on Saturday [Nov 23], starting at 6pm in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Ten teams will each send two looks down the runway; one avantgarde and one ready-to-wear. The catch? Each design must be made of at least 50% recycled or found materials, with extra points being awarded for those designs which make the most use of non-traditional materials.

Photos from the 2012 show:

Host of the runway show, Jennifer Burland Adams, explains, “This event allows students the creativity to not just think outside the box, but take the box apart, paint and embellish it, and turn it into a modern garment.”

Past eco Runway shows have seen a skirt made from an umbrella, plastic bags layered, ironed together and patterned for a geometric dress and bicycle inner tubes pleated and stitched together. Last year’s winning design featured computer parts in an Elizabethan-inspired dress and duct tape shorts.

Mrs Burland Adams adds, “We, at BHS, believe that we must encourage our students to think about how to create a sustainable environment for ourselves and future generations by making responsible Runway is a way to think differently about our environmental impact along with creative and constructive ways of recycling.”

Video of the 2012 show:

Tickets for eco Runway are available here or by calling 278.3040 or at Tickets are $10 for general admission for student and $25 for adults. Limited VIP seating is available in the front row for $40.

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