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Arts / Entertainment

Recycled items make high fashion

December 2, 2011

Cirque du Couture, a fashion show featuring apparel designs created by CSU students from recycled materials, was Thursday, Dec. 1.

The featured designs all used about 75 percent recyclable materials including pop can tabs, trash bags and paper. Three different categories were featured in the show: a general category, garments that followed the circus theme of the show, and the ‘dress for less’ submission, featuring outfits purchased at second hand stores with a strict budget of $30 or less.

Cirque du Couture

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The fashion show was emceed by Kealy Bowers, president of the CSU student group with Fashion Group International of Denver.

The stage reflected the theme of the show, Cirque du Couture. This garment is made of felt and soda can tops.

A colorful garment comprised of magazines and canvas bags.

Soda can tabs are artfully arranged on this black dress, which is made from recycled fabric.

Plastic bags and baby formula lids together create a sophisticated gold dress.

The crowd admires a garment made from duct tape and plastic bags.

Tissue paper flowers and recycled fabric form this festive dress.

Plastic trash bags, recycled fabric and soda can tabs also shape in this dress.

A pink table cloth and black trash bags unite in this student-created outfit.

This vibrant garment is made of recycled fabric and soda bottle caps.

The show is put on by CSU student members of Fashion Group International of Denver. The CSU students are studying in the Department of Design and Merchandising, part of the College of Applied Human Sciences.

Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
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