Recyclables Rule Art-Forward Fashion Show

The Festival Runway Fashion Show in Laguna Beach is one of the most clothing-cool creative events around.

REUSING, RECLAIMING, RECYCLING? When it comes to the hats we don, the scarves we flaunt, the belts we wear? For many fashion fans, it is a daily focus, a must-do pursuit that keeps the clothing budget down and the creative spirit high. But the majority of fashion events don't put the emphasis on incorporating non-clothing material into a dress or employing something that was never meant to be worn as an unusual accessory. There's a famous happening, though, in Laguna Beach each summer, and its clarion call is rather exciting: Make fresh fashion out of the sort of things that would normally be passed over by a team of designers. But the designers featured at the...

FESTIVAL RUNWAY FASHION SHOW... each year give a good look at offbeat articles and everyday found objects, all to make beautiful and whimsical wearables. The 2018 event, which is included with your admission to the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, will strut and sashay on Sunday, Aug. 19. Of course, if you want to make your way to the reserved section, you can book your reservation for $25. What might you see in the bodices and skirts on the models? Lotto tickets, guitar strings, old vinyl records, CDs, crayons, paper, and paint color samples have all been imaginatively included in the ensembles at bygone shows. It's truly one of the...

QUIRKIEST FASHION SHOWS... in the Golden State, and a glam gathering that has an eye on the future of reusing, recycling, and thinking outside the box, design-wise. Or perhaps "off the hanger" is more apt in this case.

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