MARQUETTE- Over 100 community members came out for the fifth annual (re)Design Fashion Show Thursday night.
The (re)Design Fashion Show allows designers who use upcycled materials to showcase their talents in making old garments into something new and trendy. Every artist who was at the show, designer or vendor, used recycled materials to make their designs, said Marquette Regional history center Assistant Director Cris Osier.
"We have people using materials like old curtains or are altering clothes to be more on trend for fashion today," Osier said. "Everything is actually wearable, which is really the most important part because it shows that you can take something from a thrift store or garage sale and turn it into something new and awesome for today."
From left, Kathryn Lakanen and Jodi Miri model creations made by Angie Kemp during the (re)Design Fashion Show Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Marquette Regional History Center in Marquette. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot)
There were three featured designers and seven open design contestants. The open design contest from this year will be a featured designer next year.
"Each person in the open design contest are allow one to three entries and the winner is pick by popular vote by the audience," Osier said.
The (re)Design Fashion Show is a fundraiser for the Marquette Regional History Center. According to Osier, the show has raised around $1,000 each year. She said her favorite part about the fundraiser is watching the models walk down the runway with a smile on their faces.
"Their personality comes out in the clothing that they are wearing and the crowd just eats it up," Osier said. "We have everyone from a 5 years old to 50 years old, so it runs the gamut of ages."
Osier said she thought the designs were amazing and that there was a great crowd at the event to see them.
Adelle Whitefoot can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 243.