The instructor will share a video of a student Trashion Show. The instructor can share their own video or use the resource linked in this activity: Trashion Show at Mirdif Fashion Weekend.
The instructor will explain that the students in the video were given a challenge to create a new outfit using only found and recycled materials. The instructor will divide the class into small groups of 3-5 students. The instructor will explain that they are going to be given a fashion design challenge. Each group will be asked to create a party outfit using only party supplies and party decorations.
The students will use a provided figure template to brainstorm their party fashion design.
The instructor may provide their own template or download one for free from PRETATEMPLATE.
Before beginning their fashion sketches, the instructor will also give each group a mystery bag of party materials they can use. Students need to explore their materials before they begin sketching their design.
Once the group has brainstormed how they can use their materials, they may begin sketching their concept on their figure template.
Students will select a model from their group who will wear their party outfit in the Recycled Runway Fashion Show. Students will then attempt to construct their party outfit directly on their model using the provided party supplies and decorations.
The instructor will give students clear expectations regarding time allowed to create their party outfit. When time is up, the models will line up for a Recycled Runway Fashion Show in the classroom.