Royal Neighbors of America and Exelon Corporation, along with celebrity emcee Angie Sharp, are proud to present Recycle the Runway 2021, benefiting Dress for Success Quad Cities. This year’s “Project Runway” style fashion show — which will be streamed virtually April 22 @ 6:30pm — will feature both new and returning fan-favorite designers showcasing ensembles crafted from bags of recycled clothing.
How does it work? Before the designers are even chosen, volunteers fill giant bags full of random clothing, shoes, accessories, etc. and number them. After the designers are selected, each one gets to come pick out a bag with no idea what is inside.
The designers then have 6 weeks to craft a “runway-ready” outfit out of whatever they find in the bag! They can add things like zippers, buttons, tulle, etc., but at least 65% of their final design must come from the bag. They are then judged on craftsmanship, quality, creativity, and overall head-to-toe presentation, including hair and makeup.
During the show, you’ll see not only the final reveal of their design, but a glimpse into the design process itself. You’ll hear from each designer about what inspired their creation and see first-hand how it came to life.
Tickets start at $35, which includes access to the virtual event and an entry to our “Lexus for the Weekend” drawing!