Earth Day 365: Haute Trash 2013
What is Haute Trash?Haute Trash: An Artistic Collaborative is a non-profit organization based out of California. Their mission is “to create and produce performance art of the highest professional quality and to perform it before the broadest possible audience.” Designers create garments to educate and empower their audiences to rethink, reuse and recycle. UCM invited Haute Trash back for their 5th year to host the fashion show in the Union Ballroom. Over half of the designs in the fashion show were from local designers, including fashion majors at UCM and two professors, Melissa Abner and Keli Geisendorfer.
So many people were involved in the production of the Haute Trash fashion show for Earth Day 365. Thank you to Kathy Griffin, representative of Haute Trash, for allowing us to participate in this fashion show. Thank you to Donna Bodenhammer in Student Financial Services for funding the show and coming up with the idea to bring them to campus. Thanks UCM Theatre department and Warrensburg Career Center Cosmetology students for hair and make up. Finally, a special thanks to all the UCM fashion students who helped with the production, backstage, and the overall flow of the show!
Designs by UCM Fashion Students
|Modeled by Abbie Barker|
|Modeled by Bobbie Hicks|
|Modeled by Katelyn Panek|
|Modeled by Kelli Morford|
|Modeled by Valery Lillo|
|Modeled by Ashley Umstead|
|Modeled by Taylor Floyd|
|Modeled by Natalie Niavarani|
To see more designs from the show and the recycled art pieces that were displayed, visit the Facebook photo album or check out this awesome video created by Photography major Chelsea Kane.
Mark your calendars for 2014!Next year's show will be held on Monday April 21, 2014. Save your trash if you want to submit a design or mark your calendars to attend.
written by Natalie Niavarani & Anna Schottenhaml