Trash transformed into fashion at MSU Trashion Show

November 10th, 2016 Comments Off on Trash transformed into fashion at MSU Trashion Show

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The National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), in collaboration with MSU fashion design and merchandising students, worked together to design custom outfits made of recycled goods and modeled by MSU’s Fashion Board.

This year’s Trashion Show, held onWed., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in Giles Hall, had a theme of “Diametric Parallels” and encouraged designers to discover something common between two seemingly opposite materials.

The event had a great turn out and all of the pieces shown were each unique in their own way.

Digital fabrication is topic of NOMAS Symposium

April 8th, 2013 Comments Off on Digital fabrication is topic of NOMAS Symposium

Lisa Iwamoto (fourth from left) served as this year’s NOMAS Symposium visiting panelist.

The National Society of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) at Mississippi State hosted a discussion on digital fabrication on Friday, April 5 as part of the annual NOMAS Symposium.

Lisa Iwamoto, principal at Iwamoto Scott Architecture and associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, served as this year’s visiting panelist.

Questions were posed, such as “How do spatial implications occurring in the transition between a flat surface and a three-dimensional form translate to the comfort, spatial or programmatic conditions of space?” and “How could the encouragement of social inclusion lead to a change in fabricating architecture?”

Iwamoto presented a lecture following the panel discussions on “The Culture of Craft,” the final lecture for the 2012-2013 Harrison Lecture Series.

Big turnout for TRASHIONshow, JUNK2FUNK Sale 2012

November 12th, 2012 Comments Off on Big turnout for TRASHIONshow, JUNK2FUNK Sale 2012

Students in the School of Architecture design attire out of reused materials each year for models from MSU’s Fashion Board.

The annual TRASHIONshow, put on by the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) and the MSU Fashion Board, was held Wednesday, Nov 7 in Giles Hall. People showed up from all across campus and the community for the event, which raised $160 in donations.

Before and after the TRASHIONshow, the group also held the first-ever JUNK2FUNK Sale, which raised $150.

Samantha King, treasurer for NOMAs, said the money will go toward an ADA philanthropy design project.

Some of the student’s designs are currently on display in the gallery in Giles Hall.

Can’t make the TRASHIONshow? Check out the Livestream

November 7th, 2012 Comments Off on Can’t make the TRASHIONshow? Check out the Livestream

The annual NOMAS TRASHIONshow will begin at 7 p.m. in Giles Hall.  If you can’t make the event, check out the Livestream on our website.

The Livestream should start after 7 p.m., but there may be a short delay.

If the link on our website doesn’t work, the direct link is http://www.ustream.tv/channel/trashion-show-2011#utm_campaign=www.caad.msstate.edu&utm_source=9588297&utm_medium=social

NOMAS, Fashion Board to hold TRASHIONshow, JUNK 2 FUNK sale

October 22nd, 2012 Comments Off on NOMAS, Fashion Board to hold TRASHIONshow, JUNK 2 FUNK sale

Dresses like this one made out of chip bags and wrappers will be seen at this year’s TRASHIONshow.

Students in the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University will hold the annual NOMAS TRASHIONshow with MSU’s Fashion Board on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Giles Hall. The show will exhibit student fashion designs made completely of recyclable materials that were once considered trash.  There is no charge for the show, but donations will be accepted.

Samuel Ball, president of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), said attire in the past has ranged from ties to jackets to dresses to shoes and bracelets, and there was even mention of an umbrella at this year’s planning meeting.

“I think this year is going to be pretty dynamic in terms of what you’re going to see,” Ball said.

Last year’s president, Andrew Robertson, made a dress completely out of toilet tissue.

“It was actually beautiful,” said Ball.

The year before, he said Robertson made a dress out of receipts.

“It was even better!”

This year’s TRASHIONshow will also showcase the JUNK 2 FUNK sale.  Students in the College of Architecture, Art, and Design will have the opportunity to put their work on display or for sale in the gallery in Giles Hall immediately before and after the TRASHIONshow.

Many of the items will be made from reclaimed or recycled materials, such as paper from books, old prints, newspaper, bass wood, wood from old projects, glass, film, rocks, paper clips, nuts and bolts, zippers, yarn, bottles, can caps and wire.

NOMAS is the student arm of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Students participating seek to enhance the educational experience of its members by fostering diversity within the School of Architecture and the community.

The Fashion Board is an organization the involves the creativity of MSU students in modeling, set design, hair and make-up, model direction, music, fashion, styling and the overall production of fashion shows.

Click here for more information about the JUNK 2 FUNK sale.

Read the story by Leah Barbour with MSU University Relations.

Read the story by Christine Bowman with The Reflector.

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