Models to Exhibit ‘High Trashion’ at MSU Trashion Show

MSU High Trashion
At Mississippi State University’s 2013 Trashion Show, senior philosophy major Cameron Moore of Millport, Alabama, modeled a recycled Coca-Cola cans suit, created by senior architecture major Garrett Yelverton of Heidelberg.
(Photo by: Taylor Howell)

STARKVILLE, Miss. (Press Release) — Trash will be trending at Mississippi State University’s sixth annual Trashion Show.

MSU Fashion Board models will walk the runway on The Bridge in Giles Architecture Building at the free, public “High Trashion” show on Wednesday [Nov. 12] at 7 p.m.

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The clothes they’ll be wearing will be made of recyclables, repurposed as handcrafted fashions, said Aryn Phillips, senior architecture major and MSU-chapter president of NOMAS, the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students.

“This is a great opportunity to come, enjoy and see student designers collaborate with student models in this year’s ‘High Trashion’ show,” said Phillips, the daughter of William H. and Luretha J. Phillips of Olive Branch.

MSU’s School of Architecture, Fashion Board and NOMAS sponsor the Trashion Show, as well as the Junk to Funk sale, set to be held both before and after the fashion show, she said. Beginning at 3 p.m. in Giles Gallery, patrons will be able to buy custom products and art pieces, also made from recyclables. Proceeds will benefit both the student artists and NOMAS.

“The Trashion Show brings in 200 to 300 people, so the Junk to Funk sale is a great opportunity to buy custom products,” Phillips said.

Contact Phillips at to learn more about the Trashion Show and/or the Junk to Funk Sale.

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