In 2015, OPERA CAROLINA, fueled by the passion of Marketing Director Megan Miller, launched a new recycling initiative, OPERA RECYCLES. They intended to use their outdated recyclable materials such as playbills and postcards in a creative and beautiful use ~ fashion. In the two years since the initiative launched, more than 10,500 pieces of marketing material have been transformed into beautiful fashion pieces.

Last year, they were invited to take part in New York Fashion Week debuting one dress worn by an Opera Carolina singer. It made such an impression that this year Opera Recycles was invited back to New York Fashion Week to produce its very own fashion show during Couture Week featuring the entire collection. Seven designers and sixteen models traveled to NYC to represent the city of Charlotte while promoting the importance of environmental conservation. The designs are nothing short of stunning, and we are thrilled to showcase them for you. Take a look and please, share!

Opera Carolina PHOTO | Geometria

Opera Carolina PHOTO | Geometria

Opera Carolina PHOTO | Geometria

 

Opera Carolina PHOTO | Geometria

Opera Carolina PHOTO | Geometria

Opera Carolina PHOTO | Geometria

Opera Carolina PHOTO | Geometria

TIMES SQUARE TAKEOVER

Where is the best place to be “seen” in the City? Times Square, of course. We asked Miller how they managed to stage a Times Square Takeover; “We just showed up. I have had this crazy idea of a creating a fashion flash mob frenzy in Times Square since we first knew we were going to fashion week to help draw additional attention to this initiative.”

Opera Carolina PHOTO | Kenny Flash Photography

Models from Opera Carolina’s Recycled Runway show staged a Fashion Flash Mob in Times Square

 

Opera Carolina PHOTO | Kenny Flash Photography

Opera Carolina Times Square Takeover

Opera Carolina PHOTO | Kenny Flash Photography

Opera Recycles Fashion Flash Mob in Times Square

Opera Carolina PHOTO | Kenny Flash Photography

Opera Carolina Director of Marketing Megan Miller with Recycled Fashion Models in Times Square

Learn more about the Opera Recycles Initiative presented by Opera Carolina and how you can support their campaign to introduce creative solutions to solving environmental problems.

www.operarecycles.org

For information on Opera Carolina’s upcoming 2017/18 season Enter The Illusion, visit their site at www.operacarolina.org and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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