RECYCLABLE MATERIAL FASHIONISTAS AT CITY CAMPUS
By: Nushera Soodyal and Thobele Nzama
Excited art students modelled recyclable material which they had transformed into stunning outfits for a sustainable project at the Durban University of Technology’s City Campus, Wednesday.
Their 3D Design Lecturer, Julie Anderson said, “This is an annual project that we do. We do sculpture fashion design using recyclable materials and the final piece needs to represent contemporary South Africa.”
“This assignment is meant to teach students other ways on how to be creative with the environment,” said an extended arts tutor, Terrence Govender.
The fashion show which takes place around the month of August is based on sustainable living. It is the final project for the extended arts class and it revolves around taking renewable and recyclable material that students are suppose to find and turning them into outfits.
“This taught me that beauty comes from anywhere and you can take anything that is on this earth and turn it into art. Everyone’s talent shows in their work and personality as we’ll. Basically the assignment is unique and some people are afraid to show it off while some have enough courage to do just that, show off what they brought to the table. I was very excited and had lots of ideas skimming through my mind,” said Amelia Steyn, one of the students.
The top males and females who have impressed their lecturers the most have been invited to attend a sustainable living exhibition held by the eThekwini Municipality at the Durban Exhibition Centre in September.
Ronelle Pather, one of the selected students said, “It was an exciting experience but challenging to work with.”