3rd Eco-Friendly Fashion Show
In 2012, TYWLSA MCC hosted their best Eco-Friendly Fashion Show yet. We had more than 100 students participate and help make it come to life. There were more than 70 students as models, 20 MCC members, other TYWLSA volunteers, and 15 students from Queens Vocational High School helped us with hair and makeup. With each year, the event only gets bigger and better.
The show opened with a series of iMovies created by seventh graders about different environmental issues. This was followed by a story created in collaboration with many of the MCC members. The purpose of the story was to set the mood of the fashion show while also explaining the runway theme, which that year, happened to be centered around fairy-tales.
There were many unforgettable things that made this show the most special yet: soda cans became flowers to outline the runway, cardboard became magical faeries, newspapers became a dragon head, and more than 70 original, recycled dresses were showcased. To top this all off, the crowd became even more excited whenever a new model took the stage.
Today, I can confidently say that in this one project students have found a form of expression and a source of inspiration. Students have improved old skills, discovered new skills, and some have realized their true potential and passion. Moreover, this project is a project that pre, during and post the event provides each student with crucial twenty-first century skills such as, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication. This project reminds students that aside from academics, charisma, teamwork, and creativity go a long way. This project is a gift that keeps on giving.