Green is the new black: Eco Fashion Show

 
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BY MADISON SANTOS —

Prochnow Auditorium was invaded by models on April 16 — student models, that is. As a part of Northern Arizona University’s (NAU), Green is the new black: Eco Fashion Show, 26 students catwalked the runway sporting nothing but recycled materials.

Sydnie Sampson, designer and model, represents her clothing design for the April 16 2013 Green is the New Black Eco Fashion Show held at Prochnow Auditorium. T.V. personality and clothing line designer, Whitney Port, is a guest judge for the Eco Fashion Show. (Photo by Amanda Ray)

Sydnie Sampson, designer and model, represents her clothing design for the April 16 2013 Green is the New Black Eco Fashion Show held at Prochnow Auditorium. T.V. personality and clothing line designer, Whitney Port, is a guest judge for the Eco Fashion Show. (Photo by Amanda Ray)

All the outfits were designed by NAU students and were made from recycled, reclaimed, reused, natural or organic materials. The maximum amount of money students could spend on the outfits was $5.

The show was judged by four people: Chelsea Currie, residence hall director and fashion blogger; Jenn Jones, sewing and seamstress at Madame 2 Sew; Nolan Bade, environmental science major and chair of GreenJacks; and Whitney Port, fashion designer and MTV reality star. Prizes were given to the winners of the following categories: Most Wearable, Most Creative, Best Use of Recyclable Materials, Best Original Design, and Audience Choice.

After the show, Port answered some fashion questions from audience members. She also had one-on-one conversations with people who approached her.

April 22 is Earth Day and Earth Week begins April 20, so the fashion show was the perfect pre-cursor event to the environmentally friendly week to come. For more information about Earth week, visit www.green.nau.edu/earthweek.

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