Under the direction of Fatima Guzman, the organization in Upper Manhattan put together the Fashionista project. The mission was to gather items that people typically throw away (they also use lots of candy wrappers, chip bags, bottle caps, etc.) and create an upcycled stylish piece.
The grand finale of the recycled fashion project was a runway show featuring the 16 young makers. The choreographed presentation took place earlier this month at the Opus Lounge in Inwood section of Manhattan.
As you can see, the silhouettes they achieved are quite impressive. Some pieces looked like a corset with an elaborate train, fluted skirt, quick similar to some of the shapes you see on the Haute Couture runways. If these ladies keep at it, they may be the new generation of style.
Photos courtesy of freshyouth.org