Call it the Project Runway effect.
Aspiring fashion designers aren't waiting until they graduate from high school to assert their creative spirit. Encouraged by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 13 designers between the ages of 14-17 recently showcased their creations on 28 models from Houston area high schools, including HSPVA, Lamar, Bellaire, and KIPP.
More than 100 guests attended the CAMH Teen Fashion Show at the museum's Brown Foundation Gallery, which featured a red carpet.
The students were encouraged to incorporate creative materials into their runway designs. They used recycled newspapers, aluminum foil, pink-and-white paper fashioned into flowers and uninflated white balloons to create looks that recalled the early work of John Galliano and Alexander McQueen.
Shown here: Model wears a fishtail gown made of recycled newspapers with black lace corset top by designer Duyen Dinh.