Junk 2 Funk returns after two year hiatus with vivid outfits by Savannah Arts designers

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Junk 2 Funk is back with the theme, “Off the Canvas”.

Savannah Arts Academy's Junk 2 Funk fashion show returned this year with the theme,  'Off the Canvas.'
Savannah Arts Academy's Junk 2 Funk fashion show returned this year with the theme, 'Off the Canvas.'

The designers brought to life some of the greatest paintings and aimed to recreate an environment as if the models were stepping out of the canvases. All the designers created pieces made from used materials and repurposed them to create fashion masterpieces.

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Junk 2 Funk fashion director Meghan Scoggins, a visual arts teacher at Savannah Arts, is ecstatic to have the event back in 2022.

“We are so incredibly grateful to be back this year. You know, the designing even just the designing aspects was really challenging to do virtually. We did a lot of our fashion history virtually, but it is just not the same. This year, we have 44 designers plus models and all the technical aspects of it, which adds up to about 150 people involved in this year’s event.

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“So, our whole thought process is a day at the museum, and we are surrounded by masterpieces from the Impressionist period all the way through pop art... (Students) had to research their time-period that they chose and why they chose it. They had to know everything about the painting, and they're making that come to life as if the model steps out of the canvas and onto the real world.”

Savannah Arts Academy's Junk 2 Funk fashion show returned this year with the theme,  'Off the Canvas.'
Savannah Arts Academy's Junk 2 Funk fashion show returned this year with the theme, 'Off the Canvas.'

Senior student Ava Tansey chose Claude Monet’s “Poppy Fields”.

“So my mom's name is Poppy. This is like a dedication to her, and she will hopefully get the message. I started working on my four designs back in September and this is the culmination of all the hard work. I am so glad we are back in time before I graduate. Makes my senior year so special.”

Savannah Arts Academy's Junk 2 Funk fashion show returned this year with the theme,  'Off the Canvas.'
Savannah Arts Academy's Junk 2 Funk fashion show returned this year with the theme, 'Off the Canvas.'

Those feelings were also shared by student and Junk 2 Funk fashion runway model, London Smith, who also graduates this year.

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“Every senior dreams of showing their designs and collections as well as modeling during Junk 2 Funk. It is sort of like a part of our graduation ritual and process. I am incredibly excited to be able to walk on this year’s runway."

Although this year the show will only run at 80% capacity, the school will be creating a fashion film, which will include backstage footage for a future showing at the schools theater.

This article originally appeared on Savannah Morning News: Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show 2022: Preview work by Savannah Arts Academy