It’s almost here! The 3rd annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show is on March 31 at 8:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Paul Cejas Architecture Building, Modesto Maidique (main) Campus at Florida International University. Created by friend and fellow USGBC member, Amira Ajlouni, as part of her thesis project in 2014, the fashion show’s purpose is to promote sustainability through fashion. In the fun and impressively professional show, Florida International University students are invited to create clothing made from recycled/upcycled materials. First, second and third place winners receive FIU scholarships of $1,000, $500 and $250 respectively.
Ajlouni has said that she “wanted people to see recycled materials in a different light….I also wanted people to be inspired….Finally, I wanted to start a tradition,” and create a tradition she has. I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 and 2015 shows, and I am looking forward the the 2016 show. See you there!
Eco-Couture was created with the purpose of promoting sustainability through fashion. Through collaborative effort from FIU students, the FIU Office of Sustainability, and Florida International University’s School of Architecture, Eco-Couture features a recycled fashion show competition, giveaways of recycled projects, and recycled art installations. Through this event, Eco-Couture strives to educate and inspire the community about good recycling habits and a sustainable lifestyle. Students from FIU will create and display outfits that are made only of recycled materials, and they will be modeled on a runway at the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building
Eco-Couture Exhibition will be on display from March 31, 2016 – April 14, 2016. For more information visit: http://carta.fiu.edu/eco-couture-recycling-fashion-show-2016.