2010 Trash Fashion Show ~ 3 Shows in 2 Cities

2010 Trash Fashion Show review

The 2010 Trash Fashion Shows in Seattle and Bellingham were complete successes. All three shows played to sold-out crowds, with over 800 people attending the shows. The designs were amazing, beautiful and bizarre.

The press attended in droves, with King 5 News, the Seattle Times and Seattle Weekly, Bellingham Herald, Seattle Magazine, What’s Up magazine, the Western Front, KVIK television, Bellingham Alive magazine, and others in attendance. Read stories from the press.

The RE Store was proud to be partnering with W.W.U.’s Fine and Performing Arts College and the New York Fashion Academy and to produce truly memorable evenings to all who attended. The shows featured student work for the first time this year as well as professional/amateur designs.

Thanks to Creative Turbine for creating this video for us.

Special thanks to our partners

Seattle show runway shots, courtesy of Michael Cline

Backstage studio photos, courtesy of John Cornicello

Bellingham show runway shots, courtesy of Jorge Lausell

View online photos galleries of the art from 2011 to present

View online photo galleries from our 2006-2010 Recycled Art Galleries.

View online photo galleries from our Trash Fashion Shows.

See what the press had to say about our 2013 events.

2010 Recycle Art Gallery Exhibits

  • Blowing Sands Gallery – 5805 14th Ave NW in Ballard 
  • Allied Arts Gallery – 1418 Cornwall Ave in downtown Bellingham 
  • The RE Store2309 Meridian Street in Bellingham’s Fountain District

What is the Trash Fashion Show?

Sourced from a dumpster near you, local fashion designers craft panache from trash. At The RE Store’s 9th Annual Trash Fashion Show, models flaunt designer detritus on the catwalk as the MC announces the surprising source and vision behind each fashion.

The selected fashions and accessories stretch the imagination regarding what is wearable – materials might include construction fencing, food packaging, inner tubes, soda pop top chainmail, or plastic grocery bags woven, crocheted, pleated or sewn. If it can be thrown away, its fair game for the trash fashionistas.

Show Coordinator Robin Worley, aka Rayona Visqueen, says, “We create fashion out of trash in order to entertain, educate and empower others to rethink, reuse and recycle. Our show seeks to break down the boundaries of stereotypical beauty and fashion by celebrating bodies of all sizes, shapes and ages through humor and satire. We might change the way you see the world. “

Robin is an original member of Haute Trash, a troupe of resourceful artists who produce runway fashion shows featuring haute couture made from society’s trash. Haute Trash designs have been seen at the Seattle Art Museum, Burning Man, county fairs, and dozens of other community festivals throughout the Western U.S.

If you don’t believe that a dress can be made from candy wrappers or a suit can be made from six-pack rings, view photo galleries highlights from over the years, courtesy of all of our photographers who have captured it all over the years: Michael Cline, Doug Bulger, Mong Kon Mo, Jim Mercure, Jim Kennedy, Mary Jo Coghill and Jordan Stead.

Make your own yarn from plastic bags!

Learn from this link how to make your own yarn from plastic bags. Then weave, knit, or crochet your way into your own trash fashions!

Special Thanks to our 2010 Show Partners

These businesses are committed to supporting recycled art and zero waste efforts of this year’s Recycled Art and Fashion Show. Check out their sites and see what they have to offer you!

• Landfill Levelers •

habitude logo

• Dumpster Diminishers •

advanced refinishing logo….. Skagit Building Salvage logo

Village Books logo ….. Chinook Book logo

creative turbine logo

• Garbage Can Crushers •

seatthole logo…..Go Green Now logo

smith and vallee logo


• Recycle Bin Reducers •

sandalwood salon logo….. Buffalo Exchange logo

Dandelion Botanicals logo …..Project Bham logo….. cultureyard logo

River Sound logo…. 

Additional thanks to:

Sanitary Service Company, Inc. 

Bellingham Children’s Theater  

Seattle Photography Group

Haute Trash

Thanks to Doug Bulger for his great photos!


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