The Art Institute of Philadelphia Students Fashion Recycled Banners into Wearable Art
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WHO: The Art Institute of Philadelphia (www.artinstitutes.edu/philadelphia), Center City District (www.centercityphila.org) and The Shops at Liberty Place (www.shopsatliberty.com)
WHAT: “Bannerly Love II: A Fashion Event”
Following last year’s success, 15 Fashion Design students at The Art Institute of Philadelphia are back with 35 stunning and innovative fashions and accessories recycled from Center City District street banners. Inspired by the current Capucci exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, students have created sculptural – and wearable – fashions from old street banners. They will also present banner accessory pieces, including everything from backpacks to dog carriers to boots and much more.
These banners were once used by the Center City District to promote Philadelphia’s arts and cultural institutions from street lights all around Center City. This upcycle fashion was inspired by the Center City District’s successful BannerBag program (http://centercityphila.org/about/bannerbags.php), which remakes cultural banners into fashionable totes.
The public is invited to vote on their favorite accessory at http://www.centercityphila.org/bannerlylove. The accessory with the most votes will be reproduced by Baker Industries, the same company that produces the banner bags. These up-cycled creations will be available in boutiques around the City.
WHEN: Monday, June 6, 2011, at 12:30 pm
WHERE: Rotunda, The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street
• Models in innovative creations made from recycled banners promoting Philadelphia arts organizations will strut the runway.
• Fashions are inspired by Capucci designs currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
• Opportunity to interview students and faculty.
The Art Institute of Philadelphia is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 45 educational institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes system is America’s Leader in Creative Education providing an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University.
The Center City District is a private-sector sponsored business improvement district dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive. The Center City District is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions.