That Day When Recycling Met Haute Couture

So, you thought fashion shows were all about glitz, glamour, and unattainable beauty standards? Well, Project Clarity is here to change the game. 

Project Clarity, a student-led organization at SAS that focuses on social issues, decided to strut down a different catwalk this week, addressing body positivity, eating disorders, and sustainability in fashion all through an inclusive and innovative fashion show called Project Clarity: Evolution. And the models were none other than our very own students and teachers. Angie, a senior at SAS Puxi and one of the co-directors of Project Clarity: Evolution, shared the goal of the fashion show was to "really change the perspective of beauty." 

The real showstopper was the sustainability angle. Instead of splurging on new clothes, they took recycling to a haute couture level. From outfits handcrafted out of plastic bags and recycled trash to reimagined secondhand clothing, this fashion show broke norms while being environmentally friendly, one outfit at a time. 

The fashion show itself was divided into two parts: Decay and Evolution. Decay represented the mental health struggle associated with eating disorders, while Evolution signified recovery. Who knew a runway could tell such a powerful story? 

This student-run fashion show, from beginning to end, exemplified the essence of SAS. According to Angie, SAS provides an environment that enables such ventures. "SAS fosters student ingenuity and entrepreneurship. They give students the autonomy to act upon what they want to do." 

The next time you stroll through the hallways of SAS, keep an eye out for the captivating styles of Project Clarity: Evolution. You might just catch a glimpse of these remarkable looks that are sure to leave a lasting impression. 


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