Stop and think before throwing those cans in the recycling bin – those cheery aluminum accessories can brighten up any wardrobe, as students at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS) proved at their eco fashion show, Green Couture, on Friday, January 18. Student models strutted down the catwalk decked out in Jackson-Pollock–style outwear, feathered dresses, and a recyclable-studded shawl.
Year 11 students planned and executed the fashion show, and Year 12 and 13 IB Art students utilized reused and recycled materials to design the eco-chic wear. Students, who also worked with Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots organization, put on the fashion show as part of their International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) enterprise course. The enterprise course is a newer course that teaches students how enterprises achieve success. The preparations for the show developed students’ skills in creativity, financial planning, teamwork, and problem solving.
Click here to see video of the fashion show.
Photos courtesy of YCIS Beijing