The annual Trashion Show, held Wednesday, once again captivated an enthusiastic audience in the Gray Athletic Building.
Kevin Tejada ’17 of Mount Kisco, N.Y., whose designs have been fan favorites for the past three shows, this year used shipping materials and discarded Halloween decorations to create “Marie Trashionette,” a stunning French Revolution–inspired outfit.
“I didn’t know I could create outfits out of trash until I got here,” quipped Tejada, a history and Spanish double major. “The way I see my journey at Bates is ‘discovery.’”
His model was Gemma Rubi ’20 of San Diego, Calif., who has had some modeling experience. Still she said, “Modeling trash was something to get used to!”
A traditional post–Harvest Dinner event, the Trashion Show is organized by the EcoReps, students who are trained to build a more environmentally sustainable Bates.