Trashion Show freshman Emmy is an employee at ROASTD General Store, which is known for eliminating plastic waste. She and her co-designer Jennifer spent hours scouring the island's dumpsters for plastics, bags and bubble wrap to create this look that's accentuated with a few eco-friendly straws.
Every morning, Nantucket resident and self-love advocate Dorothy Stover walks the island and collects trash along the way. From plastic bottles to paper cups and cigarette butts, Dorothy has intimate knowledge of Nantucket’s litter. Her outfit was created from trash found on our beach cleanups and shares the message how loving oneself is a direct connection to how one cares for the planet.
We even like to recycle with our outfits at Trashion Show. Devon McCready, a Trashion Show sophomore, created conversations around wristband waste with this outfit made by Lindsay Feller in 2017.
Four-time Trashion Show model Lindsay Feller up-cycled an artistic look based around her Cisco winter art gatherings called “Pints & Paints”. She highlighted firsthand how artists can do their best to create zero waste with their programs.
No stranger to the catwalk, Trashion Show senior Nicole “RIO” DuPont took boxes from Amazon, Stitch Fix and Chewy to make a larger-than-life statement about the effects that “clicking and shipping” has on our environment. Her message was to shop local and think before you just fill up your online carts.
Trashion Show freshman Morgan Raith does great work on the island advocating for clean water and created a look that brought light to toilet paper consumption straight from the washroom to the runway.
Even the Trashion Show needs to learn its lessons! During the past three years, we created shirts to commemorate the event and decided in 2019, we would no longer be adding to the fashion industry's waste problem by creating annual tees. Freshman blACKbook intern Ryle Ferguson rocks a dress made out of upcycled shirts from the 2018 Trashion Show tees alongside various fabrics and materials found at the Hospital Thrift Store.
It’s time to focus on glass bottles over plastic ones and Trashion Show sophomore Devin Walker (from MTV’s “Are You The One”) sports glass and cardboard from our sponsor Mountain Valley Spring Water combined with a net made into a vest found while beach cleaning at Nobadeer.
Four-time Trashion Show all-star Katie Turnage rocked a dress created by designer Fraser Long. The duo have been creating conversations through high fashion since our event began. In 2019, they wanted to shed light on the landscaping industry and created this stunning up-cycled look to remind us to be more conscious of nature as the materials needed to maintain gardens often create lots of waste and excess plastics.
Fashion student and Trashion Show freshman Melissa wants to create more sustainable fashion on Nantucket. Her dress was made from faux leather of a past fashion collection as well
as from single use plastic, recycled glass, dental floss, to-go containers and trash bags.
Repping Levitate, Aria Dasbach is a beach bum model come to life rocking surf trash found on the shores and accessorizing with a broken surfboard.
Here’s a big guy with a big outfit talking about a big problem. Nick Gault was wearing fishing waste to spread the message of the Brant Point Shellfish Hatchery. He created his whole look from just one beach clean with fishing gear washed upon the shore.
Sarah Fraunfelder rocks an N Magazine inspired outfit designed by Leise Trueblood and created by Maggie McManus, Kelly Fennessy, and Ross Mix for last summer's Cisco Brewers Trashion Show.