Fashion show to ‘trash’ NMMU

2015-07-23 06:02

WHO said talking “trash” will not get you into university?

Or in this case, it is wearing trash.

The annual Global Leadership Academy (GLA) Trashy Fashion Show will for the first time cross the borders of the Kouga region and take to the catwalk at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth.

“We have been invited to form part of the opening ceremony of the prestigious First Lego League (FLL) tournament at the NMMU Indoor Sport Centre on October 24,” says an elated Lizette Kemp, organiser of the Trashy Fashion Show.

“This means that not only will the models showcase their outfits at our show, but they will also showcase their ‘trashy wear’ at the tournament.

“This will furthermore grant us the opportunity to promote GLA’s Echo Campus.”

In addition to the fashion show, the models will be walking around the tournament in their outfits and the art and articles made from recyclable material will be on display.

The FLL are headed by Ronald Leppan under the School of Information and Communication Technology. It is an international programme aimed towards getting learners from 9 to 16 years interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

. The fourth annual GLA Trashy Show is set to take place on September 4. The show is aimed at encouraging youth and adults of all ages to get creative and construct outfits made entirely from recyclable materials for a chance to win great prizes.

Businesses and individuals in and around Jeffreys Bay can sponsor or enter a dress at a cost of R350.

This year, a panel of judges has been appointed and participants will compete in various age categories. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Most Original Dress, Miss Personality, Public Favourite, Biggest Variety of Recycled Goods Used, Characters Built out of Recycled Goods, Most Creative Accessories, and Most Creative Dress.

Loads of tasty homemade goods will be on sale, and live music will entertain the crowd. Funds raised will go towards the building of GLA’s Eco Campus. For more information, contact Lizette Kemp at 082 323 4491 or send an email to kemp

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