#Trashion – the trend that is here to stay. Upcycling instead of buying new, getting creative instead of throwing stuff away.
A beautiful duo project by Verena Rau and Sabine Bechle of Mirari Walk Act.
The idea for #Trashion came from their shared outrage about the huge amounts of packaging that they see on a daily basis. So many products are wrapped in several layers, packages from online shopping seem to contain more wrapping than actual products. Although both artists try to reduce plastic packaging in their daily lives, more and more of the stuff accumulated, and they couldn't get rid of the feeling that something had to be created with all that material.
Hence, the costumes for this walking act are made entirely of the collected plastic packaging. Bubble wrap, transparancies of all sorts or the strong tapes around shipping boxes, it all found its way into the dresses. Only small amounts of new materials were used for connecting the parts, like thread for sewing or hot glue, everything else is recycled.
These dresses are the spring collection: floral motives, elegant, feminine shapes and playful details are the main characteristics.
#Trashion is a walking act that is pretty to look at and that has a strong message for a circular economy. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!