The Columbia Design League in Columbia, SC, Calls for Entries for 5th Annual Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show – Deadline Apr. 6, 2012

The Columbia Design League (CDL), a Columbia Museum of Art membership affiliate group, announces a Call for Entries for its fifth annual Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show in Columbia, SC. Entry is open to everyone and the entry fee is $10. Garments must be made from recycled materials and entrants are required to attend a rehearsal on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 6pm. The registration deadline is April 6, 2012. Raid your trash bins, recycling containers, and closets and come Strut Your Junk!

Runaway Runway is a design competition that brings together talented designers to turn trash into sustainable fashion treasures. The event is Columbia’s premiere spring fashion show and highlights the value of recycling and living green. Be a part of this fun and funky event that attracts a wide audience – from the young, hip and creative to long time patrons of the arts in Columbia. All come together to marvel at what designers can create from such a variety of used materials such as coffee filters, bottle caps, empty containers, industrial scraps, newspapers and plastic bags.

Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show is on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Township Auditorium. The Presenting sponsor is Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE). Additional sponsors are Companion Global Healthcare, 360 Vodka/Fetzer and Ben Arnold, Revente/Sid & Nancy, Rosso Trattoria Italia and the Abacus Planning Group.

Runaway Runway reinforces the recycling message in a festive style. Collect your garbage and get out your sewing needle! To enter, visit (

For inspiration, get up close and personal with outfits from the 2011 Runaway Runway fashion show and learn about the conceptual and construction process behind each outfit at the Meet the Designers: Runaway Runway community gallery installation at the Museum. From a bubble wrap gown to a Mad Hatter spin-off, these creations feature post-consumer materials, range in theme and materials and are wild eco-friendly fashions! The installation opens with a CDL reception on Friday, April 6 and is on view through May 13, 2012.

Since 1997 the Columbia Design League has brought speakers from around the nation and around the corner to engage, challenge and inspire us all to appreciate the impact of design on our lives.  Join the Columbia Design League and become part of Columbia’s dynamic community of citizens who are working for a brighter future by design.

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