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Up-cycled fashion show

For the very first time the VPA department is putting on a fashion show on Feb. 24 in the McArdle Theatre. 

The Up-cycled fashion show is a production being put on by the VPA department and the majors that make it up for anyone who wants to come watch. There are limited tickets that can be gotten by students through the Experience Tech fee and a limited number of public tickets on sale for ten dollars for adults or 8 dollars for kids. People are also welcome to participate by signing up on the event link. 

This year’s theme is “indigo mood” to showcase the repurposing of denim in remade clothing. The show is working with the Copper Country Recycling Initiative to “provide information about upcycling and about the fashion industry’s wastefulness.” Mary Cyr, the event coordinator of the show, explains. 

The show plans to have video projections, original music, and designs created by students to be showcased at the show along with a fashion parade at the end to show off all the work that was created for the show. Any pieces that aren’t made as full outfits are to be showcased in a gallery for people to see. 

When asked about what she wanted to share about the event, Cyr says “I hope that it helps people think about their consumption, how they interact with clothing, and how wasteful we can be.”

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