New York, NY, United States (CNS) – “Project Runway” winner Irina Shabayeva is getting ready to debut her Fall 2010 Collection at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and she’s making it a Tupperware party. The eccentric designer is using the plastic material for her designs.
Shabayeva, who won the show’s sixth season, is debuting her collection on Saturday, February 13th at SIR Stage 37 at 7pm. In her collection, she’ll incorporate the household materials into a collection which pays homage to the evolution of flight, from exotic birds to Amelia Earheart. Five of the pieces will use Tupperware material.
“When we saw Irina on Project Runway, we were simply in awe of her of talent and vision,” said Rick Goings, Tupperware Brands’ Chairman and CEO. “As a company that has long been focused on innovative design, we’re thrilled to work with someone who is so forward-thinking and whose work is inspiring and empowering.”
Manipulating the plastic into fashion takes Shabayeva back to her “Project Runway” roots, where she created a dress out of newspaper. However, Shabayeva has always had a flare for the unconventional. She had previously designed plexiglass hats and wire corsets.
The Fall 2010 collection will include hand-painted prints, custom-made hats, coats, and feather dresses, including the final piece, a feather piece complete with embellishments and embroidery. “This collection is about the fantasy of flight and liberation,” said Shabayeva. “It’s about finding what liberates you.”