Avant Garb(age): The art in wearing trash – Tonight!

free, Things to Do, What's New — By Elizabeth Gleeson on April 6, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Who doesn’t love trash fashion? Artistic, wearable trash combines the best of haute couture taste with upcycling materials to give them new life and purpose – a concept that everyone can and should get behind. BA has its fair share of trashionistas – from Miami-bred, BA-based performance artist Tranqui Yanqui‘s legendary trash-fashion shows (preferred medium: chucked cardboard) to the epic Trashmission party cycle, trash is a major topic in the relatively filthy city of Buenos Aires.

photo by Caitlin Margaret Kelly

And so onto the scene springs photographer Caitlin Margaret Kelly, a transplanted American photographer whose recent collaboration with Argentinean fashion designer Aidana Baldassarre have resulted in the exhibition Avant Garb(age): The art in wearing trash, opening tonight, April 6, at 7pm at the ICANA Belgrano. Swing by to check out their creations, captured in beautiful photographs by Kelly. The two are in the process of working on a book (produced in a sustainable manner) to document their trash fashions; read more about photographer Kelly here and designer Baldassarre here.

Avant Garb(age): The art in wearing trash opens at 7pm at ICANA Belgrano, 3 de Febrero 821, and can be visited until the 29th of April.

Tags: art exhbition, photography, trash fashion