Remember when we first met that beautiful recyclable gown at the opening of Opera Carolina’s 24th season? Now they are taking that same concept to NY as the opera heads to Fashion Week. Cue the confetti!Have you heard the news? @OperaCarolina is heading to Fashion Week in NYC @couturenyc! Click To Tweet
In case you missed it, Opera Carolina joined us for a Facebook Live stream to announce Opera Recycles will show a special eco-friendly fashion collection during Couture Fashion Week New York‘s 26th season. The highly anticipated runway show, featuring 16 gorgeous models, will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 9, 2017, in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, New York City. Here is a peek at their previous collection.
“We are not only reducing our carbon footprint in the community but bringing the message of sustainability to our largest audience yet”, says Opera Carolina’s Director of Marketing Megan Miller. “This program is allowing us to reach new audiences in non-traditional ways who otherwise may have never been exposed to opera.”
Designers for the Opera Recycles initiative include both local and non-local artists. Keeping local artists engaged is an important part of the Opera Recycles initiative as it provides cross-promotional opportunities for the designers as well as Opera Carolina. The Opera Recycles initiative generates excitement for the upcoming Opera season as well as creative solutions to environmental problems. Last year, Opera Recycles participated in Couture Fashion Week during New York Fashion Week, featuring a dress designed by Garbage Gone Glam.
In 2015, Opera Carolina launched a new recycling initiative, Opera Recycles, with the intent to put the outdated and extraneous printed marketing collateral to a creative and beautiful use. In the two years since the initiative launched more than 10,500 pieces of marketing material has been converted into fashion pieces. Through this initiative, the organization demonstrates its commitment to environmental consciousness and creative thinking.