Linda K. Harris, Director of Communications
Fashion Show Highlights Design Students' Concepts
Made From Recycled Banners
(May 23, 2011) - On Monday, June 6, at 12:30 p.m., "Bannerly Love II: A Fashion Event" will be presented at The Shops at Liberty Place Rotunda, 1625 Chestnut Street.
Following last year's success, fashion design students at The Art Institute of Philadelphia are back with stunning fashions and innovative accessories recycled from Center City District street banners. The public will have a chance to see these designs on the catwalk at Liberty Place.
Inspired by the recent Capucci exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, students have created sculptural – and wearable – fashions from the used street banners. They will also present accessory pieces styled from the banners.
These banners, used by the Center City District to promote Philadelphia's arts and cultural institutions, once hung from streetlights all around Center City.
This up-cycle fashion was inspired by the Center City District's successful Banner Bag program, which remakes the banners into fashionable and popular tote bags.
The Art Institute of Philadelphia, one of The Art Institutes with over 40 educational institutions located throughout North America, provides an important source of design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts professionals.
The Center City District, a private-sector sponsored business improvement district dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City's competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions.