Who says couture happens only in Paris? Here at DLT, we believe our fair city is a hub of inspiring and talented design. Case in point: the Southwest Chapter of the International Interior Design Association will celebrate its 5th Annual Couture Event from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.
Benefitting The Ronald McDonald House Charities, Phoenix Chapter and I.D.C.A. (Interior Design Coalition of Arizona), local architects/designers (along with local interior design students) are randomly paired with a color forecast scheme and an industry material/product. They are then challenged to create and model a fashion using only those colors & materials. This year’s event draws inspiration from Antron Carpet Fiber’s “Reinterpretations – A Sign of the Times” 2012 Color Forecast. A Student Team will introduce each category in the Color Forecast, which are Folklore, Military, Modern Technology, New Boho, Retro 40’s, Retro 60’s, Romantic and Urban Minimalism. Then, each Professional Design Team will follow, in their assigned category, using their assigned “slide” with four colors and a key image as their inspiration.
Following a cocktail hour, fashion show and an intermission where guests will be able to vote for a “People’s Choice” award, a panel of celebrity and industry insider judges – including The Shoperone & DLT’s own Kira Brown – will give awards for the following categories: Best Styling (hair, make-up and accessories/props), Best Haute Couture (most fabulous), Best Pret-a-Porter (most wearable), Best Craftsmanship, Honorable Mention and Best of Show – Student Teams and Professional Teams.
Tickets range from $20 for students to $100 for VIP access. Click here to purchase your seat for this exciting and challenging fashion and design event.
The Sheraton Downtown Hotel | 340 North 3rd Street | Phoenix, Arizona | 85004