6. Trashion Fashion Show at Morningside Park

Setting the Stage for Climate Change, 2023, Photo Courtesy of Trashion Fashion

On September 23, Trashion Fashion will host a runway show full of looks that represent Earth’s environmental crisis in Morningside Park. “Setting the Stage for Climate Change” by Susan Stair is a multi-panel painting that debuted on August 25th and will be incorporated into the show. Using repurposed plastics, wood, and fragments of her previous works, Stair created a starting point for the runway. The showcase will move down from the artwork by the park’s pond, featuring the designers and their upcycled creations. This whimsical display began with Stair’s Fashion Show and Design Workshops at the Dwyer Cultural Center, where volunteers, environmentalists, and aspiring designers used discarded plastics, bottle caps, and paper to construct their outfits. Everything from jewelry to accessories, to the overall vision is a way of beautifying what is usually thrown in a landfill and reminding the world that fashion is a great place to start in the fight for a more sustainable future.