IN 2011, I Founded The MIT Trashion Show
to challenge America’s obsession with consumption. It invited MIT students and Boston area community members to “upcycle” their trash into high fashion pieces, provoking a dialogue about the excess of capitalism.
In its first year, the show ran out of my freshman dorm's common room with nine MIT student designers, drawing a modest crowd of 70. Over the following two years, the show quickly blossomed into a city-wide community event, attracting designers from the Boston School of Fashion and high-profile attendees like the mayor of Cambridge Henrietta Davis and EPA Scientist Regina Lyons.
To this day, the show continues to flourish under student leadership and has become a community staple for showcasing ingenuity and promoting sustainability.