Eco-friendly fashion show

caines | 12/6/2012, 6:40 a.m.

Whoever said that fashion doesnt serve a purpose never met the young teens who comprise the PACE program at the Young at Art Museum. The young members recently hosted and designed the clothing for their one-of-a-kind eco-friendly fashion show, which served as a fundraiser for the museum.

Exceeding expectations

Nothing was off limits for the young designers who used all manner of eco-friendly items that could be manipulated into a stylish ensemble. The final pieces that graced the museums runway wowed even the coordinators of the event. This years designs were not only inspirational, but brought light to the worlds environmental problems, said Hannah Hausman, director of development at Young At Art Museum. Garments were created from remnant fabric, aluminum cans, metallic mesh, sandbags, plastic, cardboard, coffee filters, wire and splatter paint. The entire event raised $23,000, according to Hausman. The amount raised was another pivotal achievement for the evening. This exceeded our financial goal so we were thrilled with the results, Hausman said. Young at Art Museum was proud to organize an event that focused entirely on green concepts throughout, from the dcor to the step and repeat, the recycled fashion accessories and of course the dresses designed by our teens, Hausman. But our favorite part was celebrating the results of this unique event with our guests, teens and parents. Everyone is just so proud and honored to be a part of such a special and unique event. By Julia Samuelsjsamuels@miamitimesonline.com