Daejayon to host 'green' fashion show

Daejayon, a new student group on campus that focuses on environmental issues, will be hosting a fashion show this evening, April 28. Titled “Going GREEN on the Runway,” models will strut their stuff while wearing clothes made entirely of recycled materials including garbage bags, newspapers and plastic bottles.

The fashion show will take place in Dewberry Hall from 7 – 9 p.m. and will also feature speakers who will discuss issues currently facing the environment.

“[We wanted to have a runway show because it is something] that people don’t normally think of [when they think of] environmental groups,” said founder and president of Daejayon Christina Matthews.

“[We’re going to] bring an assortment of people through this runway event [and] raise awareness about environmental issues,” said Matthews.

Daejayon, which means “Green World” in Korean, started in South Korea in 2001 and has since made its way to the East Coast of the United States. The first U.S. university to pick up Daejayon was in New Jersey in 2009, and GMU is the first school in Virginia to have a Daejayon group, said Matthews.

Going GREEN on the Runway is part of this year’s Earth Week celebrations.

Donations are required for entrance into the show.

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