McDCouture hit Miami Swim Week last week and…It. Was. Salty.
No, your eyes do not deceive you, these runway models are wearing outfits fashioned entirely out of McDonald’s packaging.
Using materials normally used for wrapping McDonald’s menu of gut-busting yet irresistible treats, students of the Miami International University of Art and Design once again created some surprisingly classy outfits. (Maybe you missed it, but McDCouture actually first hit the runway back in 2015.)
#MiamiSwimWeek: So cool!🍔🍟The @McDonalds Inspired “McDCouture” collection by students at Miami International University of Art and Design! They used 7,000 McDonald’s sandwich wrappers, 2,800 fry boxes, 2,800 straws, 825 soft drink cups, 225 ‘Happy Meal’ boxes, 2,900 sandwich boxes, 1,000 Sriracha sauce lids and 250 to-go bags! WOW! ——————————————————————— #Miami #Runway #Fashion #Models #Style #McDonalds #McDCouture #Couture #CelebrityStyle #Swimwear @miamiswimweek #ART #Design #InstaglamNews
A South Florida McDonald’s franchisee, the Cabrera/Bentancourt organization, sponsored the show, which was actually a contest for a $5,000 scholarship. There were some fantastic entries, like this woven poncho.
And this perfectly-shaped tea-length dress.
2017 Miami Swim Week. _______________________________________________________ •Hairstylist: @styleitmiami •Photographer: @altaimages •Model: @raysaperes _______________________________________________________ #miamiswimweek #mcdcouture #fashion #fashionshow #catwalk #hair #highponytail #hairstylist.
But this year’s scholarship went to fashion student Pablo Machado Palomeque for his “McDCouture Angel” look, comprised of 7,000 butterflies made from 1,100 sandwich wrappers. Who knew that the paper wrapping that’s tossed in the trash could be transformed into delicate insects!?
In total, the students used upwards of 7,000 McD’s sandwich wrappers, 2,900 sandwich boxes, 2,800 fry boxes, 2,800 straws, 1,000 Sriracha sauce lids, 825 soft drink cups, 250 to-go bags and 225 Happy Meal boxes. You’d think working with all that McStuff would give you one helluva craving for a Big Mac. Or cheeseburger. Or maybe some nuggets. And fries.
Hopefully the contestants didn’t have to eat the food from all of the product packaging they used. Cause that sounds like one serious case of heartburn and regret.