The tag line for Project Green Runway, organized by local student Ariel Betancourt, is “Saving the Earth One Fashionista at a Time.” Nice.
Ariel is a local model (she appears, below, in a 2007 Xpress fashion shoot, wearing a design by More Than Mammal), and she’s also passionate about both sustainability and the local community as Project Green Runway spotlights both. Fashions sent down the catwalk at the Wednesday, April 21 event will be the repurposed, recycyled and upcycled works of local designers and boutiques. And funds raised from the show will go to help the The Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP).
Project Green Runway features designs by:
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter