Rochester Institute of Technology students will be turning candy wrappers into purses, soda cans into hair accessories and bike tires into dresses—all to help save the environment.
RIT’s Student Environmental Action League is hosting Project Runway, an inaugural event where teams compete to create garments out of used materials and then model the finished products to the community, at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Ingle Auditorium, which is located in RIT’s Student Alumni Union.
Judges will comment on each piece and evaluate it based on creativity, style and best use of materials. Judges will be looking for materials that clearly have been used, that are most likely to have no other use and are the most unique.
Project Runway is free and open to the public.