One of the most exciting things to hit DUCF this year is A Bag: A Dress. 23 dresses made from a paper bag full of items will be displayed and judged, with the winner being announced at DUCF and featured on Handmade Detroit. The early buzz is that the creations are super amazing and not to be missed!
Here’s the skinny from organizer Adrienne: “a bag: a dress is about two of my favorite things: second-hand supplies and dresses. I believe there is way too much stuff in the world and if everyone just used the stuff already there to make new stuff, there would ultimately be less stuff! Each of the 23 participants received one standard brown paper bag full of random second-hand supplies and created a dress using only what was in the bag.
“The total creative outcome is not only amazing, but reveals some real fashion talent hiding in the cracks of Detroit. This forest of dresses will be displayed in the lobby until 6pm, when 2 runners-up and and a grand-prize winner will be announced onstage. Prizes include gifts from our sponsors along with a mini-editorial shot by ee berger to appear on angelaseye.com. The entire event will also be featured on cementdetroit.blogspot.com.“