Interior Designers to Fashion Designers: Part I

Interior Designers to Fashion Designers: Part I

By: Lindsay Ferro and Yvonne Rush This past Friday IDO participated in the IIDA Indiana Avant Garb Fashion Show at the Crane Bay Event Center. Local designers partnered with commercial sponsors to create extravagant outfits constructed mainly from their sponsor’s product, while also representing a specific era. The IDO team, with the wonderful help of Kelli Detty from Architex, assembled an outfit with the glamorous “Gatsby-esque” style of the 1920’s, while incorporating the industrial advancements of the time with shimmering gears to represent the “1920’s Industrial Innovation” theme. The anchor of our outfit was a fitted skirt with a wavy dimensional pattern to represent the invention of the radio (Architex: Threshold). To add some sparkle, we added a feathered head wrap, glittered sash, and long, satin gloves also adorned with sparkly gears and sheer, iridescent fabric; all materials courtesy of Architex. But above all, our biggest show stopper was the vinyl wrapped gears worn around the neck that was going to light up with LED lights, representing what the industrial advancements in the past have led us to today. See adjacent for the IDO/Architex team’s sketch and below to read the concept that was read while Yvonne rocked the runway! Be sure to stay tuned for a look backstage at the event and to see the completed outfit on Thursday’s blog post!   “This outfit goes straight from assembly line to runway. Inspired from the industrial innovations of the 1920s, IDO’s model is wearing an electrifying industrial ensemble constructed with Architex textiles. The sophisticated day dress silhouette is constructed from textiles that pull inspiration from the colors and lines of the electronic and mechanical advancements of the time. Rather than listening to AM radio in her Model T, this dame is the talk of the town with her radio-wave patterned skirt and her 20’s glam. She will light up any room in her shining gear-shaped collar. A true representation of the “new” woman and the ever growing revolution, she defines the roaring twenties.”

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