RCHS art students star in trashion show

REED CITY — Recycle, reuse and re-purpose are concepts that are becoming more and more popular among crafters.

Students in Amy McGuire’s art classes at Reed City High School used the concepts in a fashionably fun project. For several weeks, students used recycled materials and old garments to create original designs. Outfits were made from everyday materials people throw away, including chip bags, cereal boxes, candy wrappers, CDs and pop cans.

Taking the project a step further, students then performed in their own Trashion Show several times at the high school. Other grades throughout the school were invited to daytime performances and a fourth show was open to the community.

The first ever Trashion Show was a success with 40 unique outfits modeled by students. Models, designers and the audience enjoyed the show.

Junior Gaven Flinton modeled his own formal attire made from grocery bags and newspapers.

“It was a fun project," he said. "I like dressing formally, so I just went with that.”