Miami Swim Week Kicks Off With McDonald’s-Inspired Fashion For The Foodie Fashinistas

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Typically, the inspiration for fashion design comes from a limitless number of sources, and of-course the bold vision of creatives fashionistas. But this year, students at Miami International University (MIU) of Art & Design used a rather unique sense of creativity to create their Swim Week fashion show- Inspired by Cultural Food Icon, McDonald’s.

Charlene Parsons, director of fashion for the school, says students were tasked with making swimwear couture using McDonald’s burger wrappers, fry boxes, straws, and other materials from the restaurant chain. Loving It?

Well, here are the numbers in case you’re in the market for a new MacCoat: In total, 7,000 McDonald’s sandwich wrappers, 2,800 fry boxes, 2,800 straws, 825 soft drink cups, 225 Happy Meal boxes, 2,900 sandwich boxes,1,000 sriracha sauce lids, and 250 to-go bags were used to create the runway items that ranged from a surfer dude outfit to frilly dresses.

About 40 outfits were made, with only 20 being selected for the McCouture Signature Crafted Swim Collection show that kicked off Miami Swim Week. Twenty models walked the runway at the Funkshion Fashion Tent yesterday, clad in red Baywatch-esque swimwear as the base for the students’ creations.

So the next time you hit the MCDs Drive-thru, don’t just think French Fries- Think Fashion! McSwag?.

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