Here are three of our current student’s entries into this year’s Discarded to Divine.
Discarded to Divine is a charitable event showcasing the talents of professional and aspiring designers who transform discarded, donated clothing into one-of-a-kind couture creations and exquisite home décor which are auctioned to benefit those overcoming poverty, homelessness and domestic violence.
Some of our students will be at the preview night held on Friday, April 4 from 5:30-8:30 at the de Young Museum.
Michelle Paganini made a commitment to herself about three years ago to wear recycled clothing and buy as little “new” retail as possible, and she’s doing well with that goal. She uses her sewing skills to rework or “upcycle” thrift store clothing. Michelle has been a fan of Discarded to Divine for years and was thrilled to submit her first entry in 2013, a coat, which sold for $300! This year’s design is inspired by her current interest in upcycling men’s dress shirts.