A runway show to turn Heidi Klum "green" with envy

Avant Garde, is a collaborative competition between liveeco, SA´s expert in eco chic living and the first online eco publication in SA truly devoted to eco-friendly and ethical fashion, beauty and lifestyle and one of Cape Town´s top fashion design schools, Design Academy of Fashion (DAF).

The idea behind the competition is for DAF´s second year students to create an upcycled look from old and unwanted clothing to be donated by the public, thereby instilling an element of eco consciousness into their design skills.

Capetoninans can participate in this exciting eco fashion event by donating old or unwanted clothing. Drop off locations will be revealed next week, in the mean time rummage through your cupboards this weekend and we´ll notify you here, early next week as to where you can take your old and unwanted apparel. All clothing that is not used by the students will be donated to township. Clothing collections end on 26 August 2011.

Contestants will be judged on design elements as well as on the eco credentials of the garments they create. Guest judge for the event is Jackie Burger, editor of ELLE magazine SA.

There are exciting prizes to be won by contestants and liveeco Facebook fans alike. The competition will culminate with a Fashion show with a difference at The Green Expo at the CTICC on 19 November 2011, afterwhich the winner will be announced. So be sure to get your tickets early and see your wardrobe upcycled on the runway!

Keep an eye on the blog for more info on Avant Garde over the next few months.

Nics xx

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