From trash bags to couture dresses

Posted at 5:16 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 20:57:10-04

The wearable art fashion show is returning to the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center Saturday night. Models will be strutting the runway in unbelievable designs made out of unconventional materials. 

"There's crazy outfits out of paper plates and trash bags and it looks like a beautiful dress from far away," Katelyn Mawk, a designer and model in this year's show said. "Seeing somebody else think of something that creative really makes you challenge you mind, what can I come up with, what can I do to top that." 

The number of designers and the size of the space has doubled for the show's second year. 

"It's a fun fundraiser," Kelly Langbuckley, Development Director for the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (NACC) said. "You can come in and have a fun event with great people and to support the community in a way you would never expect." 

The show costs $30 per ticket and all the money raised will go directly to improving the NACC. More than 200 people are involved in bringing the show to life. 

Many of the design elements are donated to the center and the show could not go on without the help from the community Langbuckley adds. 

Tickets are still on sale and can be bought online or at the door. Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 6:30pm on Saturday at 1201 Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls. 

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