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Oct. 20, 2017

Trashion Fashion Show winners announced

Inventive and fashionable garments made from recyclable materials were a huge hit with the crowds at the Chandler Fashion Center on Saturday, Oct. 14, when designers modeled their unique creations during Chandler’s Trashion Fashion Show.

This was the third year for the runway-style fashion event featuring original designs created from repurposed and discarded materials. Thirteen entries were judged for their creativity, design, craftsmanship and an environmental fact each contestant provided with their entry.

The City’s Solid Waste Services Division organized the event and uses the show to heighten awareness of recycling and demonstrate multiple ways to incorporate recycling into daily life. Entries were accepted in three age categories; ages 10-13, 14-17 and 18 and over.

Nicolette Tate took first place in the 10-13 age category, modeling the gown she made from plastic mesh produce bags, shopping bags, trash bags, bread ties, plastic milk tabs and paper and foam plates.

Gabrielle Rogers designed the winning garment in the 14-17 category, which was made with plastic grocery bags, packing paper and cardboard.

The winner in the Adult (18+) category also won last year, Terrilynn Perry, who this year modeled a gown made with newspaper, dried split peas, cardboard, plastic bags and jute twine.

Prizes were provided by Lisa Berger at The Hair Loft, Mindful Skin and Spa, Teavana, Dairy Queen,  Body Shop, Justice, Fuzziwigs and Kendra Scott Jewelry.