Seattle Photographer Daniel Berman | Seattle editorial photographer | (206) 387-3767 daniel@bermanphotos.com

Bellingham editorial photographer | Bellingham Trash Fashion Show

I covered a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University on Friday night and had a blast. The organizers (ReStore) hoped to show that recycled materials can be re-purposed into beautiful new creations. I would say they succeeded. From the title, I kind of expected ‘Derelict’ ala Zoolander, but was really blown away by the creativity displayed on the runway.

Model Chelsea Gorkiewitz shows off her outfit designed by Bo Choi and entitled "Pink Dream" during a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University in Bellingham Friday April 30. Model Chako shows off her self-designed outfit entitled "Rice Paper Tube" during a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University in Bellingham Friday April 30.

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Model Ben Chambers walks the runway in a design by WWU student Miguel Herrera entitled "Wear your Roots" during a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University in Bellingham Friday April 30. The headpiece is made up of many foam pieces.
The crowd looks towards the runway during a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University in Bellingham Friday April 30.

The crowd looks towards the runway during a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University in Bellingham Friday April 30.

Model Hannah Norberg shows off her design entitled "Lady of the Garden" by WWU student Nick Hanlon during a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University in Bellingham Friday April 30. Every ring of the design is a from a different garden hose. Model Libby Kunkle shows off her self-designed outfit entitled "Morpho" during a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University in Bellingham Friday April 30.
Emcee Jason Darling shows off his re-purposed basmati rice pants, designed by Lotta Rubbish, during a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University in Bellingham Friday April 30. Re-Store, a local recycled goods vendor, worked to show that trash can become art in the correct hands. Several of the models and designs were by WWU students, though the designs were entered from around the West Coast.

Emcee Jason Darling shows off his re-purposed basmati rice pants, designed by Lotta Rubbish, during a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University in Bellingham Friday April 30. Re-Store, a local recycled goods vendor, worked to show that trash can become art in the correct hands. Several of the models and designs were by WWU students, though the designs were entered from around the West Coast.

Model Delaney Cunningham shows off her self-designed outfit entitled "Space Fish" during a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University in Bellingham Friday April 30. The exterior of the dress is made up of soda can bottoms, and there is a low-energy light-up wire embedded in the dress, powered by a small battery. WWU student and model Kristen Barcheski shows off her self-designed outfit entitled "Return to Pantagonia" during a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University in Bellingham Friday April 30. The main part of the dress is made up of bicycle inner tubes while the fringe is made of copies of the school newspaper The Western Front. A piece by designed Bo Choi entitled "Pink Dream" is shown off on the runway during a Trash Fashion Show at Western Washington University in Bellingham Friday April 30.

Thanks for looking!

Daniel

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