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PHOTOS: 15th annual Trashion Refashion brings environmentalism and the arts forward through fashion

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Jammie Ford is illuminated by stage lights in Bubble Wrap Ensemble by Tatyana Kuzmina April 7, 2024, at the 15th Annual Bloomington Trashion Show in Bloomington. The dress, made entirely of bubble wrap, was one of several garments in the show made of delivery packaging. Many artists chose to highlight the waste created from online shopping, whether through Amazon envelopes or plastic wrap.

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Robin the Cobra models Bagolicious April 7, 2024, at the 15th Annual Bloomington Trashion Show. The artist used animal feed bags to show the way even the smallest packages hold a significant impact on the environment. Presenter Yael Ksander said the show served as a “Simple form of climate action” bringing environmentalism and the arts to the forefront of the public’s attention.

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A set of Barbie dolls is photographed April 7, 2024, in a planter outside of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. The Theater hosted its 15th Annual Bloomington Trashion Show in collaboration with local artists of all ages and backgrounds. The mission of the event was to show the importance of stewarding natural resources.

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Rebekah Arnold models Business Casual by Bettina Kehoe on April 7, 2024, at the 15th Annual Bloomington Trashion Show in Bloomington. The garment was made of strung up business cards, jewelry chain, paper clips and head fasteners. The artist emphasized the disposable nature of business cards in the professional world and their creative reuse.

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Jessica Brown models Aluminum Ball-Gown on stage April 7, 2024, at the 15th Annual Bloomington Trashion Show in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. The dress consisted of various beverage cans such as Diet Coke, Olipop and Root Beer— displayed in a pyramid-like structure. Proceeds from the show were donated to Solar for All, with the goal of helping more people around the community to pay for clean and solar energy.

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Verna Vendetta turns toward the audience modeling Coat of Many Colors on April 7, 2024, at the 15th Annual Bloomington Trashion Show in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. Liby Ball created the quilted piece in collaboration with Susana Kozak, highlighting the idea of multigenerational design. Ball constructed the piece of quilt previously made by her grandmother, sewing them together into a new garment.

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Totally Tubular by David Ebbinghouse is modeled by Nikki Washburn April 7, 2024, at the 15th Annual Bloomington Trashion Show in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. The dress consisted of aluminum pull tabs, plastic medical tubing, plastic beer can carriers, zip ties and windsurfer sails. The 15th Annual Bloomington Trashion Show held a special dedication to Peter J. LoPilato — who amplified and disseminated all the arts and genres in Bloomington for 45 years.

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Taking Root by Autumn Chilenski is modeled by Sophia Welbaum April 7, 2024, at the 15th Annual Bloomington Trashion Show in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. The piece consisted of cardboard, paperboard, pizza boxes and plastic bags. The Trashion Refashion show took time to acknowledge and honored the Potowatomi and Shwanee people whose ancestral lands Bloomington is built on.

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The front of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is photographed April 7, 2024, at the 15th Annual Bloomington Trashion Show in Bloomington. The show was sponsored by Plato’s Closet along with many local Bloomington shops and businesses. Each year, the community comes together to organize the volunteer-based event in the spring.

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