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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