2021 Chair: Naomi Spinak Steering Committee: Eileen Wold, Dawn Snider, Deb Rudnick, Diane Landry, Shirlee Tan Competition Categories and Winners: Upcycled Ready-to-wear Fashion – Paige St. Pierre Most Creative Use of Materials – Baeven Hoit and Sandy Hall Best Use of Materials – Lynn Christiansen Student (18 and under) – Mary Voltin Audience Award – Lynn Christiansen Peer Award – Lynn Christiansen
Judges: Gabriel Bello Diaz, Claire Beaumont Photographer: Heather Gorman Videographer: Jonah Kessler-Cohen
Trashion Show recap videohere Tent Display Artists: Scrappy Art Lab: Chandeliers by SAL’s after-school program Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild: Small quilts Raffle: Tickets given if used sustainable transportation (carpooled, biked, walked); dressed sustainably (clothes more than ten years old, handmade, upcycled), brought donation for I Support the Girls. Items: Upcycled bag, upcycled boiled wool jacket, two books: Make Thrift Mend and Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan Entrance Display and Collection: I Support the Girls nonprofit – information and collection of new socks and women’s undies and gently used bras
1. Mary Voltin, student artist Winner – Student award Model: Amanda Voltin Title: Brown Bag Glam
The accumulation of brown grocery bags during the pandemic was the inspiration for “Brown Bag Glam.” Mary wanted to create a simple woven sundress that would be perfect for summer. The bags were cut into strips then glued together to create large weaving pieces. Mary was able to achieve the woven look on the bodice and skirt. Accompanying the dress is a matching woven hat repurposed from the bag handles. The perfect way to say goodbye to the pandemic and hello to a new dress.