fashion http://wmuk.org en Ballet dancer makes dresses out of recyclables http://wmuk.org/post/ballet-dancer-makes-dresses-out-recyclables <p>Artist Zoe Valette of Kalamazoo designs unique clothing out of recycled materials. Her work will be on display at <a href="http://www.peopleschurch.net/">People's Church</a> in Kalamazoo this weekend. Her latest design was a tutu made out of 120 plastic bags.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:09:39 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 10485 at http://wmuk.org Ballet dancer makes dresses out of recyclables Fashion show lets WMU students show their creativity http://wmuk.org/post/fashion-show-lets-wmu-students-show-their-creativity <p>Think about the shirt you’re wearing today. Although it was probably made in a factory somewhere, at one time that style was just someone’s idea. Someone designed it, cut out a pattern, cut or ripped the fabric, sewed it together, and prepped it for the runway.</p><p>That’s what Western Michigan University design students have been doing since December to prepare for their annual fashion show. The show put on by WMU’s Merchandising Opportunities and Design Association will be at the Kalamazoo Expo Center Friday and Saturday night starting at 8 p.m.</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:55:34 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 3887 at http://wmuk.org Fashion show lets WMU students show their creativity Beautifully Wrapped: The Fashion Tradition and Culture of Head Wrapping http://wmuk.org/post/beautifully-wrapped-fashion-tradition-and-culture-head-wrapping <p></p><p>The exhibit <a href="http://www.beautifully-wrapped.com/"><em>Beautifully Wrapped: the Fashion Tradition and Culture of Head Wrapping</em></a> is on display at the <a href="http://www.blackartskalamazoo.org/">Black Arts and Cultural Center</a> until the end of this month. The exhibit has pictures of women from all over the world wearing head wraps.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:30:20 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 186 at http://wmuk.org Beautifully Wrapped: The Fashion Tradition and Culture of Head Wrapping