In honour of Earth Day, MGCI’s Ecoteam hosted its first Trashion Show on 22 April. The event showcased outfits made out of trash and other waste objects. The objective of the show was to promote and raise awareness about recycling and reusing waste at MGCI.
10 teams participated in the show. They each wrote a description about their work, which was read out by the MCs.
The outfits were made out of many different items, featuring milk bags, spoons, bubble wrap, duct tape, old lace, newspapers, toilet paper rolls, and more. Participants put a lot of creativity into the clothing, designing elaborate dresses, headpieces, ponchos, and vests.
The show was generally very well received by students. Participant Atifa Nasili expressed, “I really enjoyed making the outfits.”
Student designers would like to thank Ms. Masemann, an art teacher at Garneau, for helping out with the collection and piecing together of the outfits.
The ensembles were judged based on creativity, resources used, and the overall quality and attractiveness of the design. Ms. Roberge and Ms. Woodley, the staff supervisors of the Eco Team, made up the judging panel.
Ms. Roberge explained, “It was a difficult task to judge the outfits.” She also hopes that future shows will be held, and that the Trashion Show will become a tradition at MGCI.
Grade 11 student Saeejith Nair and Co-president of Ecoteam, helped organize the show. He commented, “The Trashion Show went really well. All the submissions were incredibly creative and showed a lot of hard work put into them.”
First place was a tie between Teams Toast and Trendy Trashion, with second place going to Team Number 1, and third place going to Team Ultimate Fierce Dinos. The first place winners were given a certificate and the models were given green cupcakes.