Cooper Students Get on the Runway to Show off Recycled Fashion
Reuse and recycle has been taken to another level at Cooper High School. The fourth annual recyclable fashion show took place last week before a packed auditorium. It was a fun way to kick off the winter break.
“It’s all recycled materials,” said Heidi Miller, an art teacher at Cooper.
“I used birch bark,” said one of the contestants. “I have regular bark and I used fake leaves from my mom’s planted vase. We also have feathers.”
“I also did this wire cage piece,” said one of the designers. “Inspired by an artist I love named Melanie Martinez.”
Art students got a chance to display their talents in front of their peers. The runway models were dressed in some unique outfits.
“Gives students that don’t have the opportunity to be in an art class a chance to be creative,” Miller said. “To show off students that might not necessarily excel in sports. They have a chance to excel and be awesome.”
“I like designing,” said another one of the participants. “I love design. That is like my passion. I am like a very creative person.”
Five winners in Cooper’s recyclable fashion show
The recyclable fashion show winner proved that one person’s trash…is another person’s treasure. Materials that would normally be thrown away turned into outfits for students to show off.
“This is garbage bags and plastic pink bags,” said the designer who created the “garbage glam” look that was chosen best overall winner. “I even sprayed sparkles on it, to make it sparkly. You can see the shine on it.”
When you boil it all down, the event was fun and a great way to showcase the impact art has on everyone.
“The world is made out of art,” said another student in the show. “Interior design, movies, music, paintings, schools. Like this building, it had to do with art. We need artists.”
The judges chose winners in five categories – most creative, presentation, overall message, use of materials and the overall winner of the show.