MSU’S Annual TRASHIONshow: Students Wear Recyclables

Date(s) - 11/07/2012
7:00 pm

Mississippi State University


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MSU annual TRASHIONshow: Students wear recyclables

This MSU Fashion Board model walked the runway at the 2011 TRASHIONshow, which featured fashions recycled from garbage by the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students. The 2012 TRASHIONshow is set for Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., in Giles Hall. Photo by: David Garraway

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Some people might say old newspapers, receipts and video cassettes are garbage.

Mississippi State University School of Architecture students would say they’re wrong.

In fact, anyone interested in seeing “garbage” become “fashion,” should attend the fourth annual TRASHIONshow in Giles Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., sponsored by MSU’s National Organization of Minority Architecture Students.

NOMAS members are working with MSU Fashion Board representatives to organize the TRASHIONshow, and the Fashion Board’s expertise in hair and make up, set design, modeling, fashion and music make the TRASHIONshow production into a real fashion event.

In past TRASHIONshows, students have showcased fashions using toilet paper and receipts, VHS tape and candy wrappers, and newspapers and potato chip bags, and NOMAS leaders have mentioned that this year’s show may well feature a design made from an umbrella.

In addition to the TRASHIONshow, NOMAS will also hold the JUNK 2 FUNK sale that night, and students in the College of Architecture, Art, and Design will display or sell their creations in the Giles Hall gallery both before and after the show.

JUNK 2 FUNK pieces are artistic designs created with recycled materials, including book paper, old prints, nuts and bolts, paper clips, newspapers, basswood, glass, film, rocks, zippers, yarn, bottles, can caps and wire.

The show is open to the public and free, but donations will be accepted. To learn more about the TRASHIONshow or JUNK 2 FUNK, visit