Kinetic Kouture: Fashion with a RE-Purpose!


‘Kinetic Kouture: Fashion with a Re-Purpose’ is a fashion show combining creative reuse of materials and haute couture into an evening of runway fashion and fun. The “trashion” attire is created with as many upcycled materials as possible, saving waste from the landfill and challenging some of our community’s finest artists and tailors to put their creativity and resourcefulness to the test. Come see how one person’s trash can be transformed into high-fashion treasure!



‘Kinetic Kouture: Fashion with a Re-Purpose’ will take place at the Morris Graves Museum of Art on Saturday, October 7 at 9:30 p.m. after Arts Alive! Admission is $10 at the door and all proceeds from the event support Kinetic Universe and the Morris Graves. The show begins promptly at 9:30 p.m. with original creations modeled on the runway, music and specialty cocktails. The grand prize winner’s creation will be displayed at the Morris Graves Museum of Art “Junque Arte” exhibition opening in early October. This year, the Grand Prize winner, i.e. Trashionista Gloriosa, will not only win a prize package of local goodies, a $50 cash prize will also be awarded. The runner-up winner and junior category (a designer under 18 years of age) will win $20 each.

Would you like to enter? It’s FREE and easy to participate as a designer and/or model. Just email with the subject line “2017 Kinetic Kouture entry” and include the designer’s name, model’s name, materials reused in the outfit, and up to 100 words about the concept behind the outfit. You will receive a reply with further instructions. If you prefer to just bring your fashionable creation to the event day-of, bring it and your model (if it isn’t yourself) to the Museum by 8:00 pm to get oriented, conduct a run-through and fill out your entry form. All contestants can enter more than once but will need to provide one model per creation because there is limited time and space for changing. The contest is FREE to enter. For spectators, the cost is $10 per person at the door and proceeds support Kinetic Universe. All ages are welcome. ID required for alcohol purchase and consumption. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be available.



Everyone’s a winner for entering, but prize categories include:
- Trashionista Gloriosa - Best in Show, $50 prize plus goodies,
- Fabulous First Runner-Up - $20 prize plus goodies,
- Jazzy Junior Award - DESIGNER under 18 years of age, $20 cash plus goodies,
- Wackadoo Award - wackiest outfit, goodies TBD
- Judge’s Choice - whatever the judges pick, for whatever reason the judges’ little hearts desire, goodies TBD
- maybe more…?



Judging panel TBA soon.



Photo credit: Laura Keenados



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