Kids Getting Together to Help Other Kids

Decades Restyled! was the theme for Young At Art Museum’s 9th-Annual Recycled Fashion Show on Friday, November 14 at the Museum.

Proceeds from Decades Restyled! will be used to support Young At Art’s teen leadership and other pioneering programs for underserved and at-risk youth.

The teen designers looked back at past decades and discovered what challenges and achievements impacted earth’s environment, what natural disasters have changed the way natural resources are protected worldwide and how recycling as a sustainable practice has had an effect on daily life. The Recycled Fashion Show challenged participants to incorporate all their findings into original wearable art, made from recycled materials such as metallic mesh, newspaper, cardboard, egg cartons, canvas, remnant fabric, bottle caps, recycled plastics and splatter paint.

The high-energy event featured music; hors d’oeuvres by Whole Foods Market Plantation and Pembroke Pines; libations by Onli Beverages; a swag bar by Yelp Broward-Palm Beach; a recycled jewelry-making station by Levinson Jewelers; nail art by Kaizen Beauty Academy; “up-cycled” décor by IKEA Sunrise and one-of-a-kind, edgy clothing designs showcased by teen models during a supercharged New York-style runway show.

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