From Trash to Fash – TRASHion Fashion Runway Show

Photos by Shelby Powell

By Courtney McEwen


The award-winning Denton Redbud Festival is an official Arbor Day celebration, promoting community beautification since 1994. It features dozens of vendors with tree and plant sales, gardening supplies, household items and local/handmade products.


There’s also numerous family-friendly activities, live music and a crowd favorite, the TRASHion Fashion Runway Show. How fun! Let’s go!


As the biggest draw of the festival, 2017’s event marked the sixth year of partnership with SCRAP Denton and the Denton Public Libraries to produce the “trashiest” fashion show around. Participants from all over the area signed up to create a one-of-a-kind design using 80 percent recycled or reused materials. Items used ranged from discarded paper and plastic to old CDs and soda can lids.


As illustrated in the photos, all 28 designs entered in the show were extremely unique and displayed such amazing creative talent.


Each designer submits an educational factoid describing their garment, products used and how waste can be reduced. To bring awareness, it’s read while the garment is moving down the runway so the audience can capture the full vision and be inspired to do their part to eliminate unnecessary waste. A panel of judges then selected winners from each age category.


As if a runway show weren’t enough to make a girl feel like a princess, Davanit Salon in Denton donated their time to style models’ hair and makeup. A big shout out for their efforts!


Mark your calendars for April of 2018 and stay tuned for dates, you won’t want to “waste” a moment getting a seat to the best show in town! For more information on the TRASHion Fashion Runway Show, click here.