National Recycling Week is here again and you are invited to a free fashion parade with a twist. All the couture fashion is made from recycled materials. While the recycled theme is not surprising, the results certainly are. You will be amazed by the one-off edgy creations. I attended this event in 2017 and I was blown away by the stunning creativity of the talented local Brisbane designers.
Waste Warrior (May Cross)
The Free Recreate Fashion Show is celebrated in style at King George Square in Brisbane City on Friday 16 November 2018 from 4.00 to 8.00 pm. An added bonus is that there will also be Twilight Markets in the square. These Brisbane markets are very popular and I always make a point of going to pick up some original Brisbane-designed arts and crafts. The market stalls will also be recycling-themed.
Flowers and Flutterbys (May Cross)
Featured Designer Bios
Sofia Moreno-Marcos focuses on creating sustainable and unique items. She is influenced by her Peruvian heritage with her use of colour and embroidery. Look out for her handbags.
Lucy-Belle Rayner's designs focus on natural fabrics sourced from around the world. Her costume jewellery specialises in glass jewels, hand-pressed and shaped using traditional techniques.
Environmentally Friendly (May Cross)
Sharka Bosakova creates garments and small objects of adornment with diverse art forms. Her work explores movement, comfort and elegance for the modern woman.
Connor Grady is one of our most promising young designers. She has already won many Australian awards and is a designer to watch in the future.
Jonathan Pampling is back at Recreate for his third year. He is an environmentalist who works in the art, music, fashion, hair and film industries, as well as costume design.
Cindy Vogel is a fashion designer, stylist and milliner. You may have seen some of her creations in film, on the red carpet and at music festivals. Her emphasis is on slow and ethical, handcrafted art.
Jaye Wolfe is inspired by the '60s and '70s to design her one-of-a-kind garments and small runs. They are handmade in Brisbane using many vintage pre-loved fabrics. Her garments made from new fabrics are made to order to limit wastage.
The Modern Woman (May Cross)
Robyn Woodrow is an artist, jeweller, homewares designer, milliner and dressmaker who believes that just because something is no longer fit for its original purpose, does not mean it has no value. Much of her work involves recycled paper and she has worked with Flight Centre posters for her outstanding Recreate creation.
Paper Shredder (May Cross)
By bringing their individual styles to the runway, each designer offers a different insight into the creative potential in everyday materials like paper, cardboard and plastic. To find out more about the designers who will be featured at this year's event, check out Recreate Fashion.
Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week in November 1996, to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. It is now in its 23rd year and this established campaign continues to educate and stimulate environmental behavioural change. It promotes kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiatives and gives people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school. Get on board this highly regarded annual push. This year it is on from Monday 12 November to Sunday18 November. for more details see the Planet Ark website.
Twilight Markets in the Square (May Cross)
Twilight Market with FREE Entry
The Brisbane Twilight Markets is another great initiative from the Brisbane City Council. It's a meet-the-maker event and is the only Brisbane-based marketplace selling 100% locally handmade products. You won't find any imported, offshore, on-sold or mass-produced items at this event. The market gives shoppers the opportunity to buy from a variety of unusual, quality handmade artisan wares, directly from the maker. I am addicted to the colourful laser-cut earrings. With Christmas coming up, you are bound to find some truly unique pressies. In addition to the large number of handmade market stalls, you will also find a variety of your favourite local food trucks, live music and a free craft workshop, which makes this an entertaining event for the whole family.
Flash Mob at Twilight Market (May Cross)
Both the fashion show and the market are presented by Brisbane City Council. I commend them on their efforts to bring us great entertainment while promoting recycling. Thanks also to the sponsor, VISY Recycling, who encourage Brisbane's recycling efforts and inspire us all to recycle more for a cleaner, greener city. You've got to love that.