Each Rubbish to Runway Show is unique to its community and global in its vision.

Our 2020 Fashion Shows



lynn, massachusetts

Friday, January 17, 2020

Reception 5:30 PM; Show 7 PM

Here’s a chance to see twenty-two original dresses walk the runway, view a dozen “best of the collection” dresses on mannequins, and to view and purchase an original sketch rendered by Rubbish designers. Also there will be the Rubbish to Runway photo backdrop created by Katy Bratun, children’s book author and illustrator. Her live scene will feature three Rubbish dresses on mannequins for photo opportunities. There will also be wine, champagne and snacks. Tickets are $25 and VIP $50 packages.

The Galleries at LynnArts
25 Exchange Street
Lynn, MA 01901


Lexington, Massachusetts

Friday, May 15, 2020

Alyson Brown will once again bring the annual Rubbish to Runway fashion show to the Jonas Clarke Middle School in Lexington, MA. Students of this award-winning drama teacher will once again take the school year to raid their parent’s closets and design dresses from old rugs, paint chips, dad’s dungarees and garden hoses. Join the fun on Friday, May 15, 2020. Admission $10.

Our 2019 Fashion Shows


Byfield, massachusetts

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The eighth annual North Shore Rubbish to Runway was held at the stunning Governor's Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts. Mayor of Newburyport, Donna Holaday, was our emcee again. Our honorary chair was the renowned international humanitarian worker and author Linda Cruse. Matt Paneitz, the Executive Director of Long Way Home, was present and spoke. We had 46 dresses on the runway and raised $30,000 for Long Way Home. See you next year!  

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Contact: Elizabeth Rose

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lexington, massachusetts

Friday, May 17, 2010

Alyson Brown, a Rubbish to Runway designer and Lexington, MA drama teacher, organized the third annual Rubbish to Runway, Lexington. Unique to this show is the school setting, a middle-school.  Fashions were completed by twenty five middle school students using their own rubbish—broken umbrellas, paint chips, soda bottles and plastic bags—all for the good of the children of Comalapa.

Contact: Alyson Brown

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