A new Broadway show is coming to Walton Arts Center this week, and some sustainable fashion designs by local designers will be on display for patrons to check out before the show.
The new exhibition, called Divinity from the Discarded will feature clothing by six local designers made from recycled materials. The show is being held in concert with Once On This Island, playing at Walton Arts Center Feb. 11-16, which features similarly sustainable costuming.
The show is set on a hurricane-ravaged island, and costume designer Clint Ramos was challenged to incorporate trash and found objects into his designs for the show.
“The whole unifying thought of the design was, how do we create divinity from the discarded,” Ramos said.
Walton Arts Center officials put out a call for entries last month for the Divinity from the Discarded show, and a member of the creative team for the show selected designs by locals Brandy Lee, Trisha Guting, Sarah White, Rosie Rose, and Alyssa Bird for the exhibit.
The garments will be on display in the Walker Atrium 90 minutes prior to each performance of Once on This Island, as well as during the Walton Arts Center’s normal lobby hours from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tickets for Once on This Island show starts at $40 plus fees, and can be purchased at waltonartscenter.org.
Brandy Lee – Trash Diamond Dream
Trisha Guting – Sagut ni Silaw (Bringing Light)
Sarah White – Summer Dress
Materials: Plastic bags.
Curator’s Notes: At its core, upcycling is about contrasts as we make useful that which has been considered useless. This summer dress is a beautiful example of celebrating the contrast. Here a light knit-like summer look is in contrast to the plastic bags from which it was made.
Rosie Rose – Swan Dress
Alyssa Bird – The SPACE to Transform
Elizabeth Koerner – Waste Not, Want Not