Students from the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute used their talents to shine a spotlight on waste reduction and sustainability at their recent "Trashion Show", hosted at our University City school. Seventeen teams of students worked together raising funds to promote clean water awareness by strutting their best eco-friendly looks on the catwalk, featuring original looks that blended both style and sustainability.
Each team was required to design a complete look using only recycled and repurposed materials. Over the course of three weeks students planned and executed their designs from head-to-toe including hair, makeup, and styling. Tiffany Williams, a former Jean Madeline Aveda Institute graduate, graciously returned to her alma mater to mentor students with creating and implementing their design ideas (think Tim Gunn, Project Runway). Tiffany, along with JMAI teaching staff provided feedback and support to students as they prepared for the Trashion Show event. Each team pulled out all the stops creating some of the most eco-friendly inspired looks. Some of the wardrobes and accents included newspaper, magazines, plastic bags, water bottles and more.
JMAI Director of Educator Development and event organizer, Jessica George said "All of the students were really connected to a common mission of using their creativity to bring awareness to an important social cause. We have such a diverse, passionate, creative and talented group of students and you could tell it was a proud moment for them. They really enjoyed the process of bringing their talents together as a team, not only to show off their skills but more importantly to help do something positive for others." Tickets and refreshments were served to raise money. All funds were dontated to Aveda's Clean Water campaign. Learn more about the program here.
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