Students show eco-chic style

April 14th, 2011
By Nadine Kam

Photos courtesy of Ward Centre
Students from the University of Hawaii at Manoa APDM program are competing in an Earth month contest this month. Vote for your favorite trash-chic garment through April 27. This dress comprises shopping bags from Ward tenant Sedona.

Trash is chic at Ward Centre, where manikins were dressed with garments and accessories crafted from recyclables such as plastic bags, soda cans and bottle rings on April 2 by students from the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Apparel Product Design & Merchandising Program, in an Earth month design competition.

The manikins will be displayed through April 27, allowing shoppers to vote for their favorite design at the display site at the Borders end of the center. As an incentive, each person who votes—with a limite of one vote per shopper per day—will be entered to win a $100 Ward Centers dining certificate.

The students are also gearing up to present their 45th annual Senior Fashion Show May 1 at East-West Center. To accommodate as many people as possible, there will be a noon matinee show and 4 p.m. show, with tickets available for $25.

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