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The 3rd Annual Eco-Recycled Fashion Show
Sarah Dunn

The environmental science class watched The True Cost documentary film by Andrew Morgan to learn about the social and environmental consequences of the fast fashion industry. After doing their own research, they discussed ways to make changes as a smart consumer. The students were then tasked with designing a dress from recycled materials.

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The class chose to create gowns for the Met Gala that were inspired by different decades. Each team was innovative and made sure that the garment told a story about the perils of fast fashion. 

Katherine W '22, Anna Grace D '22, and Katherine H '23 were inspired by the 1920s and the Great Gatsby. The students wanted to have the juxtaposition of the beauty of 1920s fashion and the detrimental effects fashion had on the health of workers because of dangerous working conditions.

eco-fashion show 2021

Bella P '22, Julianna G '22, and Hailey S '22 were inspired by the 1940s with women breaking fashion rules. The students wanted to further highlight the “rule-breaking” in capitalism. The government may enact laws to protect plants and animals, but the fashion industry is able to pollute air and water as long as they make a profit. 

eco-fashion show 2021

Tricia A '22, Helen Claire T '22, and Izabella E '22 were inspired by the 1950s era of big Hollywood films and capitalism. The students used inspiration from the beauty and sophistication that fashion wants you to see and paired it with the consequences (pollution) that the industry wants to hide. 

eco-fashion show 2021

Camille S '22, Grace G '22, and Madeline K '22 were inspired by the creative risks that fashion icons took in the 1970s. Many of these risks were meant to inspire change. The students wanted to emphasize how the greed of the fashion industry is polluting the environment with plastics. 

eco-fashion show 2021

Susan L '22, Ana M '22, and Kate R '22 were inspired by the post-Late New Kingdom Era. The students wanted to relate the multicultural clean fashion aesthetic while speaking towards the scarcity of clean fresh water.    

eco-fashion show 2021

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