ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Trashion Fashion at ARTpool Gallery in St. Petersburg is the runway show where everything created for a model to model is a potential landfill item.
This Saturday marks the 12th year for the celebration of conscientious consuming.
Clothing materials at past shows have ranged from woven plastic bags to melted records to potato chip bags. Models, meanwhile, have ranged in age from 2 to 82.
Designer and model Beth Joy has outfitted herself and her two children, 7-year-old Ayla and 2-year-old Eden, in costumes made from hundreds and hundreds of cancelled checks on a foundation of envelopes.
“The design name is Postage Pixel Pinups,” explained Beth Joy, “pixelated, very mosaic-type of idea and feeling going on here.”
Shop owner Marina Williams is behind the event, along with her partner-in-crime mother, Becky.
“I love being a platform for other creatives to get to have their voice be heard, and also just spread the awareness of recycling,” said Williams.
For a closer look at Beth Joy's outfits and the Trashion Fashion show, watch the video above!