CAP’s annual Trash Fashion Show held last Saturday hosted a showcase of up-cycled original outfits at the Kings Hall. The show which featured a full size catwalk brought together the creative talent from different community groups across Northern Ireland.
Participants from community groups produced a stylish array of unique clothing and accessories and the young designers were then able to strut their stuff on the catwalk wowing an audience of friends family and fashionistas. The fashion show and fashion design project are both part of Community Arts Partnership’s Trash Fashion, an eco-awareness programme which uses recycled materials as the basis for creating innovative clothing and accessories.
During a series of community-based workshops, participants of all ages and abilities across Northern Ireland got to work on transforming second-hand clothes and materials by using different techniques and learning new skills. Participants enthusiastically rose to the creative challenge and created original clothing, recycling an array of items.
Models were also given a bit of theatrical pizazz from the very talented Theatre and Special Effects Students from Belfast Metropolitan College who applied their craft to the models’ hair and makeup. Local cheer leaders, the South Belfast Eagles also treated the audience to a performance in their inimitable style.