Backstage2Trash Fashion & Costume Contest

Did you know that former participants and winners of the Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival have gone on to study design at schools such as Parsons School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, London College of Fashion, and more!  To be super COVID safe in 2021 and because many of our fashion show contestants are too young to get vaccinated, we are not having the Trash Fashion and Costume Contest in 2021. Don't worry, we plan to have it back in full force in the fall of 2022!!

Recycled fashions must be made of at least 75% recycled or reused materials that otherwise would be thrown away or recycled.  Vintage clothing and clothes made out of trash bags will not be accepted.  Complete outfits recommended.  Only one prize per designer.

Recycle Santa Fe's Trash Fashion & Costume Contest has had many high fashion entries, to rival the likes shown in Paris and Milan runways, thanks to the efforts of many budding "Fashionistas."  The wildly popular fashion show has never failed to surprise and entertain the crowd and is a great opening event for the festival. Come see extraordinary people transforming garbage to glamour and strutting their stuff down the catwalk. When your kids get tired of that trampoline, do what these folks do--turn it into a hot-looking Goth evening gown!

Distinguished judges have a difficult time judging this event. This show has always been outrageous in the past and we are sure this year it will be a blast!

While we won't have the fashion show in 2021 because due to COVID, it's never too early to start planning your costumes for 2022!

Past Photos 

Check out a video of a recent Trash Fashion show here

third-place-teenRecycle Santa Fe Art Fashion Show will continue to grow as a favorite, inviting both young and old to bring out their most ingenious and trashy costumes and fashions to compete in a fashion show like no other in Santa Fe!

2009 Photos
2010 Photos

To see the 2013 winners and photos click here.

See More Fashion Show ImagesTrash Fashion 2010 - stage shot

If you are interested in participating in the Trash Fashion & Costume Contest click here.

See what one of the original trash fashion contestants and show coordinators, Nancy Judd, is up to now. Visit www.recyclerunway.com.

Recycle Runway is a recycled fashion show touring the country that includes fashions from previous Recycle Santa Fe Fashion Shows, www.recyclerunway.com.