Haute Trash: An Artists Collaborative

A non-profit 501(c)3 Organization

Past Events

Events Gone By….

  • North Columbia Schoolhouse Membership Party
    Haute Trash will be the featured entertainment at this annual Membership Party. Featuring live music, dance party, potluck finger foods, fun beverages, art by Heather DeVirveiros. You can become a member at the door, for as little as $25. You won’t want to miss out on the fun!
  • Roseville Soroptimist Fashion Show
    Saturday, November 18, 12 pmHaute Trash is pleased to be presenting our recycled fashion show for this fabulous fundraiser. We’re thrilled to announce that the event has sold out. It’s great working with these dedicated ladies!
  • PARC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!
    Haute Trash came out to celebrate PARC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. The evening included a Multimedia presentation with film and slides, special guest speakers, River Canyon Art, a Haute Trash fashion show, plus other surprises. Haute Trash presented a short fashion show with a “River” theme, and featured student models from the Environmental Club at Placer … Continue reading PARC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!
  • Ridgestock 2023
    How fun to be back at Ridgestock! Our roots here run deep, we did shows here back in the early 2000s. Fresh off our tour of Oregon Country Fair, forty outfits were presented for our very receptive audience! We even had some new and very young trash designers presenting their designs!
  • First Friday Art Walk ~ Nevada City
    We were so happy to perform for the last First Friday Art Walk of the summer. Catching up on the latest fashion trends has never been easier! Our models strutted their stuff on the crosswalk of Commercial Street — it made a perfect runway! Thanks to Nevada City Chamber of Commerce for including us in their … Continue reading First Friday Art Walk ~ Nevada City
  • Oregon Country Fair!
    It was such a thrill to be back at Oregon Country Fair! Our last appearance there had been in 2019, where we presented a show to honor the 50th Anniversary of OCF. We were back in full force, with our second generation of Haute Trash designers really stepping up to the plate! We  presented daily shows … Continue reading Oregon Country Fair!
  • Earth Fest in Downtown Nevada City
    APRIL 23, 2023   Haute Trash was super excited to present a small fashion show at this downtown Nevada City street fair, celebrating Planet Earth. This was the second year for this new festival, sponsored by Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. The festival expanded up onto Broad Street, and what a delight to perform on … Continue reading Earth Fest in Downtown Nevada City
  • Haute Trash at Sierra College Earth Day
    April 19, 2023   It was great to return to the Grass Valley campus of Sierra College for their annual Earth Day celebration. Haute Trash staged a runway fashion show and wowed the crowd with hilarious recycled designs, poking fun at our wasteful society! Enjoy these photos from 11:eleven Photography.   Juniper in “Orange Silk Flowers”, by … Continue reading Haute Trash at Sierra College Earth Day
  • Bringing Out the Trash – Fantastic Fashions for Earth Day
    April 22, 2023   Haute Trash was back at the Wild Eye Pub for another Earth Day Extravaganza! It was a runway packed with sensational recycled fashion, as only Haute Trash, with our troupe of dumpster-diving designers, can deliver! Returning to our stage as master of ceremonies was the renowned John Deaderick, who met the challenge … Continue reading Bringing Out the Trash – Fantastic Fashions for Earth Day
  • Haute Trash at Berkeley Salsa Festival
    Haute Trash had a fabulous time, hosting a selfie photo booth at the Ecology Center’s Berkeley Farmers’ Market Salsa Festival! Festival attendees were able to put on some trashy attire and have their photo taken. Fabulous live music and salsa dancing were enjoyed by all. Above are your booth hostesses, Lotta Rubbish and Prima Debris.
  • Haute Trash’s New Earth Revue
    We made quite an Earth Day commotion at the Wild Eye Pub, with our first show in over TWO years! Our “NEW EARTH REVIEW” was met with wild enthusiasm, with a sell out crowd! We featured over 60 designs from a dozen trashy designers. Master of Ceremonies Cosmo Merryweather guided us through a thought-provoking … Continue reading Haute Trash’s New Earth Revue
  • Pivot – The Art of Fashion
    Haute Trash was so excited to participate in our first showing since the pandemic! Five of our designers featured six pieces in this fabulous art fashion show in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA. The show was outdoors at the Tannery Arts Center. It’s always a pleasure to work with the professional team at Pivot! Katie modeling Prima Debris’ … Continue reading Pivot – The Art of Fashion
  • Trash is the New Black – A Fall Fashion Fest
    October 23, 2019   Haute Trash returned to the Wild Eye Pub with an all-new line up of fantastic trash fashions! Trash is the New Black, or hadn’t you heard? We’re keeping up with latest in recycled trends! Our emcees, Mikail Graham and Kenny Miele were our hosts, as we explored what can be … Continue reading Trash is the New Black – A Fall Fashion Fest
  • PiVot: the Art of Fashion
    Saturday, September 21, 2019 Rio Theater, Santa Cruz CA   Expect the unexpected. Pivot: The Art of Fashion returned to the Rio Theatre, with a fabulous night of performance fashion, where artist’s creations transcend the imagination and designer’s collections awe the crowd and blur the lines between fashion and art. Haute Trash featured a … Continue reading PiVot: the Art of Fashion
  • Ridgestock Music & Sustainability Festival
    August 16 & 17, 2019   Haute Trash was super excited to return to the Ridgestock Festival, after fifteen years. It was fun to help them celebrate 20 years of putting on this epic event on the San Juan Ridge! This was the last hurrah for the event, so how appropriate that Haute Trash … Continue reading Ridgestock Music & Sustainability Festival
  • Berkeley Farmers Market Salsa Festival!
    Haute Trash was thrilled to partner with the Ecology Center in Berkeley to present a fantastic trash fashion photo booth at the Center’s Salsa Festival! We provided all kinds of hats and trashy garments for dressing up for your “Haute Trash Selfie”! The festival featured salsa dancing and lessons, salsa tastings and competitions, food … Continue reading Berkeley Farmers Market Salsa Festival!
  • Recycled Materials Runway Event
    June 1, 2019 Haute Trash designer Prima Debris featured three of her designs in this southern California show. The Escondido Arts Partnership’s annual fundraiser featured edgy eco-decadent garments and accessories that were constructed, assembled and embellished using conventional and non-conventional elements. Proceeds from the Recycled Materials Runway Event supports arts programs at the Escondido Municipal … Continue reading Recycled Materials Runway Event
  • Oregon Country Fair
    July 12 – 14, 2019   Haute Trash couldn’t have been any more thrilled about returning to the Oregon Country Fair for their 50th Anniversary! We presented six shows that were made from 100% OCF TRASH. Yes, that’s right, an entire fashion show created from YOUR trash left behind at Oregon Country Fair. Our agents spent countless … Continue reading Oregon Country Fair
  • Climate Change Fashion
    Haute Trash Presents – Climate Change Fashion – What to Wear for Global Warming April 20, 2019 HAUTE TRASH rocked the Wild Eye Pub, as Earth Day turned to NIGHT. Has global warming got you down? Unsure of how to make long-range plans for your wardrobe? Well, Haute Trash put on a show to … Continue reading Climate Change Fashion
  • PARC Presents Wild & Scenic Film Fest on Tour
    March 16, 2019   Haute Trash was proud to present  a small fashion show at PARC’s presentation of the Wild and Scenic Festival. Students from Placer High’s Key Club walked the runway as our models, as we presented the latest in recycled fashions, designed to keep the audience abreast of the trash issues of our planet. The … Continue reading PARC Presents Wild & Scenic Film Fest on Tour
  • Green Glam SF
    Green Glam SF is an environmental movement celebration uniting all sustainable industries, global leaders, conscious citizens, integrative health, transformational leaders and all communities with the commitment to environmental preservation and the health of future generations. San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week International is proud to announce that the Green Glam SF became an Official Affiliated … Continue reading Green Glam SF
  • Haute Trash presents “Planet or Plastic?”
    Haute Trash was thrilled to return to our roots: the Nevada Theatre in Beautiful downtown Nevada City, CA. It was 30 years ago, that we performed our infamous “8-8-88” show at the oldest continuously running theatre in California. This was the show where we introduced the name “Hot Trash”, (which later morphed into “Haute … Continue reading Haute Trash presents “Planet or Plastic?”
  • Recycle, Restyle, Revamp Fashion Show
    Haute Trash was thrilled to turn over the reins of this annual fashion show to the University of Central Missouri’s Fashion and Merchandising Department. Since 2010, Haute Trash members have traveled to Missouri for this Earth Day feature presentation on the UCM campus. We worked in tandem with the University, local schools and many … Continue reading Recycle, Restyle, Revamp Fashion Show
  • Blue Marble Jubilee
    Haute Trash was once again a feature show at the Blue Marble Jubilee! This colorful, village-style Earth-centered festival for families and the entire community benefits the Grass Valley Charter School. Our models were the fabulous staff and students from the Charter School, sporting our wondrous recycled designs. We were happy to share the bill … Continue reading Blue Marble Jubilee
  • PARC’s presentation of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival
    Haute Trash joined with PARC (Protect American River Canyon) in celebrating the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, on tour. We presented a small fashion show in between films. Our models were students from Placer High’s Environmental Club. Haute Trash has a long-standing collaboration with PARC. For eight years, we performed at their Confluence Festival … Continue reading PARC’s presentation of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  • Haute Trash at Lincoln Soroptimist Fundraiser
    Haute Trash once again made an appearance at this wonderful fundraiser for the Lincoln Soroptimists. The luncheon featured our fashion show, and a fabulous purse auction. Modeling for Haute Trash were the local high school students from the Lincoln High School “S Club”. Proceeds from this fundraiser go towards monetary awards and scholarships for … Continue reading Haute Trash at Lincoln Soroptimist Fundraiser
  • 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 … Continue reading Haus of Love: Sustainable Vegan Fashion Show
  • 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 … Continue reading Blue Marble Jubilee
  • UCMO’s Earth Week Kick Off
    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 … Continue reading UCMO’s Earth Week Kick Off
  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour
    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
    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
    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.
  • A Show of Support
    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!
  • Paint the Town Pink
    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 … Continue reading Paint the Town Pink
  • Haute Trash at Pilot Peak Winery
    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.