Editor’s Note: The Baylor Lariat is serving as a sponsor of Project Greenway and will be involved in some aspects of the event. In addition to Lincoln Faulkner, president of Uproar Records, readers can contact Joshua Madden, the Lariat’s A&E editor, with questions.
By Candy Rendon
How do you stay interested in the environment and conservation when spring semester and busy class schedules are knocking on your door? Uproar Records has the answer with its current endeavor: Project Greenway.
Several students participated with last year’s Project Greenway, a fashion show that incorporate fresh, young musical talents with trendy clothing styles all in one. Due to its popularity and success, Uproar aims to make the project an annual program.
The concept is simple. Make stylish fashion out of reused garments and renewable resources while introducing new and upcoming Uproar musicians under one roof.
Designers and fashion students alike are able to create dresses and handbags with fun and creative mediums such as newspapers and garbage bags, and the results are judged by a panel of Baylor students and members of the Waco community.
The program allows students and volunteers to organize into teams and create an original style design for the show.
Smith Getterman, sustainability coordinator at Baylor, helped guide the project and provided input for its conservatory purposes.
“You don’t have to see environmental issues and sustainability negatively,” Getterman said. “It was great to see students being creative with waste and unusual materials in different ways.”
The event is not just directed at fashion designers or musicians, however. The project leaders, Rockdale senior Lincoln Faulkner, president of Uproar Records, and Taylor Torregrossa, are adamant about bringing joy to all participants whether or not they have experience. Faulkner said the best part is the student body that is driving the program forward.
“It’s a great deal of fun,” Faulkner said.
Faulkner said a focus of the event will also be on the live performances from Uproar Records’ musicians. He said the event is a great way to jam out and still support sustainability.
Any people interested in being involved in the event, sponsoring Project Greenway or simply those with questions about the event should contact Faulkner. Project Greenway begins March 30.