From a bubble wrap gown to a Mad Hatter spin-off, the creations featured in Columbia Design League’s Runaway Runway 2012 fashion competition stood out from the crowd. Made from post-consumer materials destined for the landfill, these eco-friendly fashions vary widely in theme and materials.
Each year, this unique fashion competition works to raise design and environmental awareness through the designers’ use of post-consumer materials constructed into wildly fantastic wearables. While the entire world is serious about being green, Runaway Runway proves going green can be fun, fabulous and fashionable.
The Columbia Museum of Art is currently showcasing past entrants in Runaway Runway in a community gallery installation, featuring 11 outfits from 9 designers: Alexis Doktor, Susan Lenz, Liz Melendez and Kirkland Smith, Miles Purvis, Deana Rennick, Lani Stringer, Kyle Taylor and The Real Housewives of Crystal Pines. Learn about the conceptual and construction process behind each outfit. The installation runs through Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Photo Courtesy of Columbia Museum of Art