• Assemblage necklace by Melissa Kolbusz

She may not be Dumpster diving anymore, but Melissa Kolbusz still knows her junk. The founder of Wired Resistance “rewires” recycled and surplus industrial materials into couture, wearable pieces of art. The 12-year experiment is taking on international proportions: Through a promoter, Kolbusz was invited to the Berlin Fashion Week this July in Germany as part of the GREENshowroom, and this month Kolbusz will attend Paris Fashion Week, which she sees as the beginning of a long-term goal to delve into the European fashion industry.