Three ‘Trashion Fashion’ shows this weekend

A dress made of inner tubes? A gown made of straws and drink wrappers? A dress of used tea bags, or magazines, maybe a bathroom rug? It’s time to talk trash, and fashion, for the Sonoma Community Center’s third annual Trashion Fashion show.

Outrageous fashions created by dozens of local designers using everything but the kitceh sink (then again….) take to the newly refurbished Andrews Hall for three separate runway shows: a Gala Opening Night, Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ($50); young designers matinee on Saturday, April 27, at 3 p.m. ($20); finale show on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. ($40).

Producer Margaret Hatcher said the Trashion Show was inspired by SCC’s commitment to promoting sustainable living. “Trashion is a fashion philosophy that combines environmentalism with innovation,” she explained. “It springs from a desire to make the best use of limited resources by making traditional and avant-garde clothing or objects from recycled materials or cast off junk.”

And the crowd goes wild for a model strutting her recycled stuff down the castwalk, it’s pretty cool, too. “I can’t wait to see what people create this year,” she said.

For information and tickets contact 938.4626 or

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