Trashy looks at UAlbany's Ecouture

By Jessica Pasko

trash 2.jpg This Friday night at UAlbany models will be strutting down the catwalk in clothing that's just garbage.

Really. It's trash. Actual trash.

In the SUNY Albany Artists Cooperative's green fashion show, "Ecouture: Reuse, Refuse, Refashion" twenty models will be showing off fashions made with reusable, recyclable items including old clothing, paper and plastic trash. The group promises they'll even be accessorizing with purses, shoes and hats also made from discarded materials.

The show is being held in conjunction with artist Jason Middlebrook's installation piece at the University Art Museum, "Live With Less."

DJ Truemaster will be spinning before and during the fashion show, and The Scientific Maps and Beware! the Other Head of Science will also be playing after the event.

There will be demonstrations and workshop demos on how to make ecouture clothing and create stencils from recyclable materials. Local businesses have donated food and door prizes, and The Honest Weight Co-op is providing some of the food. The whole event is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 3 - 5 to 9 p.m.
University Art Museum
SUNY Albany, Uptown campus

Earlier on AOA: From Trash to Trashion, Anatomy of a Trashion Piece


I knew I saw some models going through my trash the other night! I figured they were just hungry and looking for scraps of food...

i can derelichte my own balls thank you very much

Better late than never?
Models, trash, here is the slideshow:

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (big change from last... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + D. asked about getting design help for a small kitchen. + We gave... (more)

The People's Art: Selections from the Empire State Plaza Art Collection

Opening this weekend at the State Museum: The People's Art: Selections from the Empire State Plaza Art Collection. The exhibit features 20 works from the... (more)

A look at MopCo's new Schenectady theater

Two things we should disclose before you start reading this post. 1. One half of AOA performs with the Mop & Bucket Company. (Hint: It's... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

Welcome to the weekend. We're so glad you could make it. After the jump you'll find a fall bounty of stuff to do -- from... (more)

Recent Comments

... the Helderberg neighborhood is fabulous for Trick or Treating, maybe too much so. We always see families coming from other parts of Albany by the van load - being dropped off at one end and working their way to the other. Lots of houses in friendly neighborhoods = a packed and good time. It is also rumored that a few adults dress up and roam the streets handing out adult beverages to other adults. Again, just a rumor...

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 3 comments, most recently from Michael

Mapping a history of inequality in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chris George

Drawing: Tickets for contemporary circus clown show at Rev Hall + a Brown's gift card

...has 34 comments, most recently from Al

Albany Capital Center construction tour

...has 1 comment, most recently from Paul

Morning Blend for Oct 21

...has 1 comment, most recently from karnerblu