From the desk of FRANK - From rubbish to the runway

Welcome to the age of green fashion

In this edition of "From the desk", we explore sustainable fashions: fashions that uses only recycled materials to construct outfits, and thus promote recycling throughout the community on both a local and global scale. 

FRANK's Rubbish2Runway (R2R)

Last year here at the FRANK, we had the immense pleasure of hosting the first ever R2R event. In the image gallery above you can see pictures of the dresses displayed after the show (left) and a winning contestant's dress being modeled (right). 

This year we will once again host the R2R event on Friday, September 12th at 6:30PM. Tickets will be sold online for VIP seating, which includes access to the pre-show reception. Ticket sales open officially on August 16th. Of course, tickets are not required to attend. We hope to see another great turn-out for this year's show, so invite your friends and prepare for an evening of exciting green fashions!

Popular runway examples:

above: Newspaper dresses from the TV show Project Runway (img source) below: Lady Gaga "bubble dress" designed by Hussein Chalayan (img source)

above: Newspaper dresses from the TV show Project Runway (img source)

below: Lady Gaga "bubble dress" designed by Hussein Chalayan (img source)

Transient

Recycled couture & the future

The future seemed promising when " in the early nineties... the seeds of sustainable fashion were sown and the concepts of recycling and environmentally friendly fabrics [first] began to grow" (source). However, it wasn't until Stella McCartney's eco-friendly line graced the runways in 2002 that it became the "haute couture", so-to-speak, of the new millennium. More of the history of eco-fashions can be found on this page by Vogue magazine.

Your thoughts?

What do you think?  Would you wear "recycled" clothing? Does sustainable fashion have a future? Post a comment or tweet us @FrankGallery1 to voice your opinion.