Haute Trash: An Artists Collaborative

A non-profit 501(c)3 Organization

Past Events

ESOTERIC: Fashion Show, Art Jams, Vinyl Music Blends

Haute Trash featured some of our more risque designs at this amazing art event at the Ellu Gallery in Grass Valley. Other fashion designers included 8103 Clothing, Azuray Swimwear, Hold Your Colour, and Industrial Nevada City. We performed to a packed house, and a fabulously trashy time was had by all!

Haus of Love: Sustainable Vegan Fashion Show

Haute Trash featured several designs in this first Annual Vegan Fashion Show, presented by the Herbivorous Butcher, a nonprofit farm sanctuary protecting animals from cruelty, abuse, and neglect. They provide a safe place for animals to live out their lives with well-deserved peace and dignity. Proceeds from the show went to help the Herbivorous Butcher to reach their fund raising goals. Visit their website: http://herbivorousacres.org/.

May 6, 2017

Blue Marble Jubilee


The Haute Trash fashion show was quite an attraction at the Blue Marble Jubilee. We had teachers, students, and administrators modeling our fabulous recycled fashions. The crowd went wild!

This was the first year of what promises to be a great annual family community festival. A colorful, village-style one-day festival, the Blue Marble Jubilee was an Earth-centered event to inspire, educate and empower people to make a difference in the community and our world. The festival is a fundraiser for Grass Valley Charter School, a unique K-8 school offering an expeditionary and adventure curriculum. “We wanted to create a brand new event that the whole community could enjoy and that shows who we are and what we stand for,” said Wendy Willoughby, President of the Grass Valley Charter School Foundation. “Blue Marble Jubilee celebrates what we love about our learning model; being good stewards of the earth and good stewards of the community.”


April 17, 2017

UCMO’s Earth Week Kick Off

Warrensburg, MO

This was our EIGHTH year performing for the University of Central Missouri’s Earth Day Festival! As the years go by, local designers around Warrensburg have taken on a bigger role in our fashion show. The University’s Fashion Merchandising Department, students from local schools, and community members contributed designs to the show this year. We were at a new venue this year: the Student Recreation and Wellness Center on campus. Big thanks to all our fabulous models!


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March 18, 2017

Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour

State Theatre, Auburn CA

Haute Trash performed a short fashion show at this showing of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the Auburn State Theater on March 18, 2017. Big thanks to PARC – Protect American River Canyons, for hosting us at this event. Our runway show featured members of Placer High School’s Environmental Club!

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival
January 13, 2017

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The Miners Foundry in Nevada City, CA

Haute Trash was pleased to take part in this year’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival, the country’s largest Environmental Film Festival. We presented a short recycled fashion show, to a packed Stone Hall at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. We followed up with a brief Q&A with Prima Debris.



Purses With Purpose, A Benefit for Soroptimists International of Lincoln
February 4, 2017

Purses With Purpose, A Benefit for Soroptimists International of Lincoln

Sun City in Lincoln, CA

Haute Trash was the featured entertainment at this benefit luncheon for Soroptimists International of Lincoln. Funds were raised towards monetary awards and scholarships for deserving local girls, women and families in the Lincoln, CA community. Our models were students from Lincoln High School’s “S” Club.

Susan Smith
October, 23, 2016

A Show of Support

Center for the Arts in Grass Valley.

Haute Trash came out to support our friend Susan Smith in her fight against breast cancer. We performed two sets, jam-packed with local celebrity models, danced to three amazing local bands, and took part in the fabulous auction. The fundraiser was a huge success!

OCTOBER 22, 2015

Paint the Town Pink

Nevada County Fairgounds, Grass Valley, CA

It was a real feather in our Haute Trash cap to perform for this 9th Annual Paint the Town Pink fundraiser, presented by the Union newspaper, and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. The focus of the event is breast cancer awareness. About a dozen local celebrities were recruited to model, including doctors, nurses, and prominent community members. Taking on the Emcee duties were Hollie Grimaldi-Flores and Dan Tallafero, who kept the audience in stitches.

August, 27, 2016

Haute Trash at Pilot Peak Winery

Pilot Peak Winery, Penn Valley, CA

Haute Trash Pushes the Envelope! We presented an evening of social commentary through trash fashion. This evening included our runway show, an eco-friendly picnic basket contest, and a 50/50 raffle, with all funds benefitting the Haute Trash Artists Collaborative, a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization.