Which one is your favorite?
1. “Day at the Beach” / Designed by Stacy Kmetz / Materials used: old beach chairs, a used tablecloth, copper (from stereos, alarm clocks and speaker), recycled zipper and old curtain.
2. “Seaside Dreams” / Designed by Sarah Corlett / Materials used: Plastic Bags, glass, thread, nail polish, embellishment glue, and broken hair ties, misplaced buttons from various garments and sandpaper.
3. “Ladybird” / Designed by Kohls Team - Jeremy Clouse and Laura Cruz / Materials used: Discarded plastic water bottles, donated curtain, discarded Thai produce bag, sports bra elastic, used pillowcase zipper, gilding wax copper paint, patina paints, and copper and white spray paint.
4. “The Blue Treasure” / Designed by Amanda Gatton / Materials used: yoga mat, dish mats, shoes, shoe laces, plastic curtain bed sheet, drawstring bag, skate laces, curtain valance, purse, paint and thread.
5. “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” / Designed by Boston Store´s Ruff Hewn Design Team / Made from recycled water bottles, old shirts, an old curtain and shopping bags
6. “Filtered, Not Edited” / Designed by Kohls Team – Amy DeWitt and Tad Boetcher / Materials used: trash bags, standard size coffee filters and thread
7. “Carnation River Wedding Dress” / Designed by PaKou Vang / Materials used: Hot glue, silicone-based glue, plastic paint spray, plastic paint primer, acrylic matte coat, sandwich bags, plastic mattress bags, garbage bags, plastic window protector, plastic bottles, thread and zipper.
8. “The Bear, the River and the Menominee”/ Designed by Kohls Team - Anna Yoder and Jonathan Carnehl / Materials used: rubber car mats, badminton racquet, traffic cone, clothes line, wood, chip board, leather jacket, denim shirt, woven button down shirt, wood scarf, several orange t-shirt, rib knit from a trashed Kohl’s sample, ol
9. “Chasing Water Falls” / Designed by Kohls Team – Jean Bauer and Courtney Osborn / Materials used: used paper cups, old Christmas ornaments, toilet paper rolls, used mesh sponges, used VHS tape, spray paint, used bra, headband and shoes (Goodwill), hot glue and fabric dye.
10. “Par-Tea Dress” / Designed by Lauren Poppen / Materials used: Scrap fabric, 492 used tea bag, old nylons, used dental floss, strings from tea bags, paper tags from tea bags, shoes (Goodwill), mod podge/acrylic sealer; old zipper, 4 buttons, velcro scraps, cardboard and old hemline.
11. “Abigail” / Designed by Jessika Jones / Materials used: Gold & pink lace gown, plastic from bed, plastic from garment bags, ribbon, Glitter from runway runner, bubble wrap, broken earrings.
12. “Faint Footsteps to the Past” / Designed by Dagmara Costello / Materials used: Dress – made of roof lining, deer netting, leftover spline. Jewelry – rubber spline, recycle Christmas glass beads and recycled jewelry.
13. “Show Me the Monet” / Designed by Dan Eberhardt / Materials used: Dress: used shower curtain, sharpie markers & rubbing alcohol to dye fabric, old Irish lace curtains, dollies, used Christmas beaded garland, used upholstery fabric. Parasol: used upholstery fabric, bride’s maid dress, old luffa and used bubble umbrella.
14. “Milwaukee, Sail Me to the Ocean” / Designed by Lilah Horwitz / Materials used: Old sailboat sail from Pier Wisconsin Yacht storage, thread, leather from discarded boat seat, staples, two pieces of salvaged elastic.
15. “Wind over Water” / Designed by Karee Hart / Materials used: Garbage bags, newspaper, acrylic paint, luster dust spray paint, thread, wine bottle protective castings, styrofoam cups, water bottle caps and helium balloons.
16. “Mother Earth” / Designed by Diana Gamboa / Materials Used. Hair, dry flowers and branches, scrap metal, glue and an old dress for fabric.
17. “Aquavida” / Designed by Melanie Ariens and Dora Peregrine (Mother/daughter team) / Materials used: Two recycled skirts and a top, recycled buttons, old bed sheet, recycled thread, zipper and eye hooks, scraps of material and interfacing, used ice cream bucket, Velcro, shoes from Goodwill and metal tape to cover shoes.
18. “Water Lily” / Designed by Irena Mandic/Eshi Otawara / Materials Used: Shrink-wrap, glitter, cardboard box, newspaper, wire hangers, glue and discarded plastic bits from last year’s dress.
19. “Reservoirs” / Designed by Julie Ruplinger / Materials Used: Ultra suede couch cover and birch bark