Opera Carolina’s Opera Recycles sustainable couture program will show at Paris Fashion Week on March 4.
Opera Carolina will travel over 4,000 miles to Paris to present “Opera Recycles,” an eco-couture fashion show at Paris Fashion Week on March 4 at the InterContinental Paris - Le Grand. This unique opportunity will showcase the art of opera and environmental conservation on an international scale.
Opera Recycles is a program that promotes environmental awareness by creating couture fashion using recycled printed materials. In the four years since it launched, more than 36,000 pieces of marketing materials, such as old playbills and postcards, have been used to create couture gowns and fashionable statement pieces. This program is a part of Opera Carolina’s initiative to encourage sustainability efforts amongst the community. No other for-profit company or non-profit organization uses its printed material to create couture fashion, making Opera Carolina unique in the Carolinas region.
“This has exceeded my expectations,” said Megan Miller, Opera Carolina’s marketing director. “Not only has this initiative help promote the importance of sustainably and environmental conservation but we also showcased our local models and designers to bring a piece of Charlotte to New York.”
Opera Carolina is presenting eight recycled dresses created by six local designers; Lyndsee Hairston, Malou Tabada Cordery, Sarah Danee, Itala Flores, Rocio Llusca and Edelweiss De Guzman. Opera Carolina is representing the city of Charlotte while promoting the importance of environmental conservation.
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Opera Carolina promotes the Opera Recycles program around the city of Charlotte, and on a national and international stage as a way to introduce opera to new audiences all while promoting sustainability effort.