Trash to Trends: Take in the trash at GLA’s fashion extravaganza

LEFT: The annual Global Leadership Academy (GLA) fashion show and night market set to take place on September 8.                                    Photos:SUPPLIED
LEFT: The annual Global Leadership Academy (GLA) fashion show and night market set to take place on September 8. Photos:SUPPLIED

FOR one night a year, the trashier you look the better: at the annual Global Leadership Academy (GLA) fashion show and night market set to take place on September 8.

Sporting upcycled recycled outfits ranging from street-style to country couture made from everyday trash, the show promises to be a fun-filled event for the whole family.

The designers and models will not only create fashion and art, but they will also learn the importance of recycling and the value of the environment while showing their families and friends in attendance how much fun it can be to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Outfits and accessories must be made from recycled material only: business cards, packaging material, garbage bags, bottle caps, plastic bottles, tin cans, bubble wrap, or string.

An environmental sign made from recycled materials must be added to each dress or handbag.

The categories are junior primary (1 - 8 years), senior primary (9 - 13 years), high school (14 - 18 years), and open (19 years and older).

Designers, who piece together exotic outfits from a wide and wild variety of recyclable materials, will compete for several cash prizes, including the Public’s Favourite Award. Other prizes will be awarded for the most original dress, the entrant with the most vibrant personality, and the most creative accessories.

The entry fee is R500 per dress.

Food stalls will be available.

The doors open at 18:00 and the models will begin strutting the runway at 19:00.

For more information or to book a stall at R100 per stall, contact Lizette Kemps at 082 323 4491 or send an email to kemplizette@yahoo.com.

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