2020 was going to be the year we showcased our awesome trashion collections at at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Carriageworks in Redfern. Like everyone else we had to pivot fast when our big plans were scuttled by Covid-19. So we sat down with our major partner the Sydney Olympic Park Authority to work our way around lockdown, isolation and other viral protocols.
This year WASTE NOT’s Mash It Up! Trashion show will star at the Youth Eco Summit online in mid-November. The trashion collections will be streamed live from the Department of Education website where they’ll remain available to schools for twelve months with accompanying study guides.
Mash It Up! will present 4 sections:
- Students present their story – why they decided on the theme and what materials they used. Can be live or pre-recorded.
- Short videos of their collections will be screened. Like the oneswe have made in the past, virus permitting…
- The online judging panel will deliberate and give out the prizes via video conferencing.
- A speed trashion event in the schools’ grounds will see teams compete to produce the most spectacular outfits from a mass of collected trash within 15 minutes. This will be either live to air or a pre-record.
We are particularly excited by the Speed Trashion event. It was a huge success last year and it gives all the students at each school a chance to compete even if everyone is wearing masks and social distancing. Teams will have 10-15 minutes to create costumes from as much trash as you can find in the school that has been brought to a central location – possibly outdoors. We’ll organise how to film and stream it live.