365 Things to Do in Memphis #267: The Trashion Show
Assignment #267 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to check out the annual Curb Couture Trashion Show, where local designers turn recyclables into runways looks.
Memphis City Beautiful’s annual Trashion Show is like a localized episode of Project Runway where Heidi issues a challenge to create a look made entirely out of recycled materials and the contestants have to make it work. Models will walk the runway wearing clothing and jewelry made from items commonly found in recycling bins: plastic bags, paper, a bunch of sad, discarded shoulder pads.
This year’s trashion show is being held downtown on Sunday, Oct. 27th at ER2 Electronic Recyclers (670 S. 4th Street).
Proceeds from the show will benefit Memphis City Beautiful, a non-profit dedicated to beautifying the city. This event is also the fundraiser that funds their Community Improvement Grant Program, which helps fund community projects for “cleaning and greening.”
Tickets are $45. VIP tickets are $65 and included premium seating and champagne.
Memphis City Beautiful Curb Couture Trashion Show
Sunday, Oct. 27
ER2 Electronic Recyclers (670 S. 4th Street).
$45 – $65
Originally published 2012. Updated 2019.