Bainbridge Island ReFashion Trashion Show is a fun community event sponsored by Bainbridge Island Zero Waste, an initiative of Sustainable Bainbridge. Zero Waste's mission is to reduce the amount of waste produced by our community, from the purchase of material to disposal, and encourage changes in behavior that lead to the sustainable use of resources. For more Trashion and ReFashion information and history visit https://bitrashion.org
Applicant Submission Criteria Fashion in the Forest 2023
All entrants must fill out thisapplication form. You may submit up to 3 entries total. Any questions, please email Naomi Spinak. The sketch proposal deadline is January 29, 2023.
There are three entry categories, including a new one: 1) Upcycled Ready-to-wear: Outfits submitted to this category should be made from used textiles or used clothing. If using articles of clothing, they must be altered significantly from what they started out as. Newer notions allowed for closures (e.g., zippers, buttons, etc). 2) Mystery Box: Outfits must be made using the materials from a box of mystery items supplied by the committee. Mystery box designers do not need to send sketches, just request a box by January 29 and pick up the box by February 3. 3) Connections:What kind of connections do we see around us? What connections can we strengthen through ReFashion? Webs, roots, neural networks, communication networks, computer systems, woven fibers, mycelia, synapses, arteries, food webs, and quantum entanglement are ideas for networks that can be explored in your outfit.
All entries must be complete outfits. If your model can wear what you made without any store-bought clothing (other than shoes and undergarments), you are good.
Models must be able to move around freely and sit down in their outfit.
You must submit detailed sketches, to be juried, along with a list of raw materials that will be used.
All designers, if chosen, must provide their own models. Diverse models encouraged – all ages, gender, and ethnicity.
The deadline to enter is January 29, 2023. We will not accept any entries after this day.
You must be present for the event on May 21, 2023, at IslandWood 1-4pm, with a walk-through dress rehearsal TBD.
Each designer must submit a photo of the raw materials used to allow the audience to see what you began with. Photos must be at least 2000 px, 300DPI.
A descriptive paragraph of your outfit must be submitted that will be used during the event.
All outfits will be judged on a scale of 1-5 in these six categories:
Technique/Construction: How did the designer create the garment? Is the construction high quality and professional looking? Was the technique a good fit for the materials? Is there good craftsmanship?
Creativity: Is the style interesting and innovative? Have you seen lots of clothes like this before? Did the designer look at the materials in a new way?
Presentation: How is the outfit styled? Does everything look good together? Was it well thought out? Were all elements of the outfit considered?
Difficulty: How challenging was this outfit to create? How much time did it take? What kind of effort was made?
Materials Use: Are all of the main materials repurposed from items that would otherwise be discarded? Do the materials give you ideas for new ways to use items for a new life? Are the materials reused safely and without creating new trash? Are the materials interesting and have they been used in innovative ways? The materials should not be new; they should be upcycled/repurposed.
Reuse: Please ensure the outfit is sturdy enough to be used again, keeping fiber out of the landfill.
There will be a reception for artists and models at Sisters Cider House after the show.
Winners' outfits will be displayed in the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts store window during July and will have the option to be offered for sale.
Congratulations to our 2022 ReFashion Trashion Show winners!
Upcycled Ready to Wear First Prize - Isobel Coney-Recycled Denim Puzzle Pocket Jacket and Dress (and hat) Second Prize - Savannah Bowman-Proud Trash and Proud Mini-Trash
Theatrical First Prize - Abigail March-Graham--Smoking Thread Second Prize - Finn McDowell-Soundsuit with Lynn Christiansen
Mystery Box First Prize - Leilani Borneman Avant Garden Second Prize - Jessica Ritter-Downtown Gypsy
Student Prizes Mary Voltin - Funky Fungus Frock Tabor Houghtaling- A Slice of Paradise
Thank you to all the artists, models, visitors, judges and volunteers!
Walk the beautiful trails of IslandWood anytime between 1-4pm on Sunday, June 12, to admire the 17 entries in the 2022 ReFashion Show and speak with the designers. Artists have created outfits in these categories: Upcycled Ready-to-Wear, Stage-ready Theatrical Wear, and Mystery Box.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in the following:
voting for the Audience Award
a clothing swap (bring one piece of clothing in good condition)