Years 1-3: The History of Rubbish Renewed

Once Rubbish Renewed sneaked onto the Bend scene in 2010, our first 3 years premiered at the Century Center. They provided the perfect venue – huge open space, a modular stage and few rules. We had our own bar provided by Plum & Boneyard, a cozy marketplace as you walked in, and moody lighting.

Year 1: there was 1 runway show with a total of 23 garments (compared to 57 split into 2 shows for 2020), and one designer made 5 of them! Diverse materials, from the launch of fused plastic as fashion, to beanie babies turned into a faux fur coat, graced the runway.

Year 2: our first Business Challenge garments battled it out on the runway from ReStore, Wabi Sabi, Cuppa Yo, The Horned Hand, Utilitu Sew and the Environmental Center. Cuppa Yo won the 1st coveted trash trophy designed by, now 4 time winning designer, Panambi Elliott! Skillfully manipulated materials from bicycle tubes and slides, to a kiddy pool and Capri Sun containers raised the runway bar. And we added a 2nd show!

Year 3: On the runway were 19 student designers up from 9 the year before! 2 of the Business Challenge entries were made by 2 of our talented students. And bags dominated the material cache: plastic and canvas grocery bags, dog food, ramen, paella, and coffee bags.

Check out last year’s posts on the Birth of Rubbish Renewed: Part 1 & Part 2, to get the background on our start.

Look for Years 4-5: The History of Rubbish Renewed coming soon.

Celebrating 10 Years

It’s hard to believe that Rubbish Renewed is celebrating 10 years. Enjoy the video that highlights 6+ garments from each year. It’s amazing to see the evolution, the different venues, and where we have evolved to today.

Rubbish Renewed plans to celebrate this milestone with some unique retrospective fun planned for the evening. Look for upcoming info on our after party. If you are 21 and over, and were at either show, we have the Midtown until midnight!

Buy your tickets today! 10th annual Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show at The Midtown Ballroom on Saturday, January 25th, 2020.

Edgy, Fun & Fashion Forward – 2019 Adult Gallery Posted

Click Here to access the 2019 Adult Designers Runway Gallery!

Ever been to New York or Paris Fashion Week? They have nothing on the adult designer garments in the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show right here in Bend, Oregon! The caliber of fashion made from not only unconventional materials, but literally trash, is unparalleled. Two weeks before the submission deadline, we have applications rolling in. Experience last year’s 2019 Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show – 2nd show of the night, with these edgy, fun, fashion forward photos, featuring adult designers, through these stunning images by SHE Photography’s Suzette Hibble and Jazmine Turner Photography’s Mindy J. Turner. Click on these links for more images from the 2019 show with options to purchase from SHE Photography and Jazmine Turner Photography!

Click here to access the 2019 Adult Runway Gallery

Pieces from left to right: Pretty in Plastic by Heidi Lamb; Organic Transfusion by Tiina McDermott & Zoey Lane; The Mountains are Calling, so I Must Dress Up! by Allison Murphy

Competitors for the 2020 Business Challenge are signing up!

Competitors for the 2020 Business Challenge are signing up! Click on the photo below to learn more about last year’s Business Challenge through Jazmine Turner Photography’s stunning photos. Click HERE to go to her website for more images from all of last year’s show!

Photos by Jazmine Turner Photography

Thank You 2019 Show Designers!

Announcing the coming season’s RUBBISH RENEWED ECO FASHION SHOW:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020!

Photos by Suzette Hibble of SHE Photography. Pictured Designs: Kiana Kogan, Amanda Bowers, Wendy Pierce & Devon Stevens, Devon Lizza.

Thank you student designers for your creativity, passion for fashion and our planet, and for shining in the show! You are what makes Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show unique, entertaining, and meaningful.

Aja Kogan, Alice McKnight, Amanda Bowers, Coral Reed, Devon Lizza, Devon Stevens, Ellie Hoiness, Gabriella Shirtcliff, Harper Rich, Holiday Barnes, Jessica Browning, Kiana Kogan, Lily McNabb, Loa Minsker, Louisa, Chloe, Lucy Lamarre, Harris, Mullins, Marley Foster-Wexler, Matea LaFrenz, Noe Anderson, Soli Lachman, Sophie Singer, Soren Chopra, Twyla Wayman, Vinna Ottaviano


Photos by Suzette Hibble of SHE Photography. Pictured Designs: Denise Oldridge, Carla Holm, Mayra Stearns, Allison Murphy.

Thank you adult designers for your stunning designs, refined material manipulation, imaginative style, and dedication to the Rubbish Renewed mission. The 2019 show rocked the house!

Alf Humphrey, Allison Murphy, Aspen Lowe, BBT Architects Inc, Brenda Jackson, Carla Holm, DeeDee Johnson, Denise Oldridge, Erin Donnell, Harriet Langmas, Heidi Lamb, Janet Lansburgh, Jen Riker, Karen Holm, Kari Martinez, Kat Bergman, Kristi Teasdale, Martha Campbell, Mayra Stearns, Meg Knight, Melany Fry, Michelle Handford, Paris Draheim, Patty Baragona, Rob West, Ruby Swanson, Simone Kujak, Susan Galeck, Tenley Wallace, Therese Langley, Tiina McDermott, Wendy Pierce, Zoey Lane.


Thank you Sponsors. You made it possible to showcase these amazing designs that transform trash, inspire community for a more sustainable earth!

1 Week to Design Submission Deadline

Just 1 week until the submission deadline on Friday, December 21st. Remember that you do not need to have your garment completed, but the further along you are, the easier it is for the jury to recognize your vision in your photos and artist renderings. Read the material guidelines carefully.  Here is the link to the Submission Application and Guidelines. It doesn’t hurt to get your submission in early – they are starting to roll in!

It’s just 3 easy steps to submit a garment:  Complete the form, use the included PayPal link to pay your submission fee, and email your photos to rubbishrenewed@gmail.com by 4pm Friday, December 21st 2018.

What are you creating?

Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show – Friday, January 25th 2019!

Birth of Rubbish Renewed – Part 2: the Covert Creation of Show 1

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Click on the image for the 2010 Runway Gallery

In 2010 we blindly stumbled our way into the Bend community. Administrators and colleagues warned us not to take on such a foolish project, but powered by a growth mindset, we covertly gathered together a few creative and talented friends to fill the opening voids of planning and marketing a runway show event. We believed in the mission, and surely the cause, so what was to stop us!

Lucky for us, people and businesses glommed on to the idea! The Century Center provided the perfect venue – huge open space, a modular stage and few rules. Sponsors jumped in: ReStore, the Environmental Center, Camp Nor’wester, RR_Logo_onlyand Sara Bella supported with funds; Boneyard and Plum crafted our bar; and Tambi Lane Photography took marketing portraits and offered to shoot the show. We came up with a name, and friends suggested we create an image and a tag line for people to recognize. We got some media on board with the Source, True North Parenting Magazine, and Abracadabra printed our posters. And we pulled together a unique market place of local like-minded artists to add to the evening event. Then all we had to do was produce a show . . .

As the momentum grew, so did our fear of failure. We scrambled to the last minute and opened with one runway. Link here to the 2010 Gallery showing pieces that made this first event the catalyst to what we are today. Enjoy our humble beginnings.

Here are a few images from our photo shoot at Tambi’s several weeks before the show.

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Click here for Birth of Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show – Part 1

 

Hailey Kavanagh – Designer Profile

Hailey Kavanagh appeared in our inbox on the Rubbish Renewed 2016 submission deadline, and blew us away with her creativity and attention to detail! Since then, she has submitted several garments each year. Her vision, and manipulation of materials are next to none. Now off at design school, Rubbish Renewed remains part of her hometown beginnings. Enjoy perusing her interview and pieces from the past. What will Hailey inspire us with this year?

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 21st!

RR: What do you do in real life when you’re not designing?

HK: I attend Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in Fashion Design.  I am in my sophomore year, so even when I am not designing for this show, I am always designing.

RR: What hooked you on our Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show Event?

HK: I started out in design using recycled materials.  My high school art teacher suggested this show after I did a recycled show in Salem and this show stuck out because of the professionalism and showcasing the designers as well as the work.

RR: What inspires your creations?

HK: I like movement, whether it is the way it lays on the body or the materials themselves.

RR: What is one thing you want to say to all the aspiring young designers?

HK: If you make a mess, clean it up for your parent’s sanity (trust me!) and enjoy experimenting.  Always have fun with new ideas.  No matter what, you are turning trash into something new and beautiful, and that in itself is a success!

RR: What is your current goal as a trash fashion designer?

HK: To continue to come up with creative and unique designs that make the audience gasp.

The Green Room: Styling at its Best

What happens behind the scenes is essential to a professional looking show. When Rubbish Renewed began, we knew that good styling was the “frame” that highlighted the art on the runway. This meant, if we wanted our event to be taken seriously, we needed to create some fantastic “frames.” Luckily, Allison Murphy jumped in early with a stylist’s eye. She shaped the vision and we all scrambled to find a smattering of talented, volunteer hair and makeup specialists to fashion them. Now, 9 years later, we have a team of professionals with Bishops and Bombshell Lashes creating the backdrop for each unique piece!

Get ready for the 2019 Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show,

Friday, January 25th!