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Call for Entries: "Freecycle Fashion Show"


  • Downtown Alton 300-500 E. Broadway Alton, IL 62002 (map)
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Jacoby Arts Center is currently accepting entries for the “Freestyle Fashion Show” as part of the “13th annual Mississippi Earthtones Festival(300-500 E. Broadway, downtown Alton). The Fashion Show takes place at the Festival’s JAC Stage and begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 by hosting a fashion show with artists who use recycled and re-purposed fibers & materials.
For “Freestyle Fashion Show,” professional & amateur designers are invited to turn waste into fashion by creating unique garments/costumes out of recycled materials, including used materials/waste that would otherwise go to the landfills; items that might be discarded after use such as newsprint, aluminum cans, plastic, decks of cards, VCR tapes, wrapping or packaging materials, wire, etc. Categories: Youth-Children 12 & under.  Work will be judged for the best use of recycled materials.  at least 50% of the garment/costume must be recycled. Sci-Fi/Fantasy-Let your imagination go wild. Show off with Steampunk, Cosplay, or other fantasy garment.  At least 50% must be recycled. Trashiest-Minimum 90% of garment must be completely recycled. No newly purchased, commercial materials. Classiest-This fun category includes evening ware, elegant ware, classy items that one could wear out on the town. At least 50% must be recycled. Prizes awarded to 1st & 2nd place in each category along with sashes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.  A special award will be given for "Best Accessory" that accompanies a garment/costume. Featured artists will also be provided a professional photograph of their work for use in their portfolio. $10/entry. Artist not required to submit a photo, but your ideas, supplies, materials used, design/construction process must be included with registration. Youth category limit: 1 entry; non-youth participants limit 2 entries per category. Designers must provide own models for event. Final description of each garment/costume needs to be submitted to Lillian@Lillianbydesign.com by August 21, 2019.  Your description will serve as the copy that is read during the fashion show. Participants and their models must arrive at Festival grounds by 4 p.m., September 21, 2019. 
Entry deadline: July 13, 2019 at 5 p.m. FMI or to register.