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Friday, May 14, 2010

UNT Interior Design Seniors Competed for IIDA Auction + Fashion Show

The IIDA student design team, representing the University of North Texas (UNT) Interior Design Program - Katy Cagle and Adelia Castellanos-Schleusz, walked away with the award "Best Runway Walk" in IIDA Auction + Fashion Show on April 23, 2010. Ms. Adelia wore and displayed the garment down the runway at the Aloft Hotel in Dallas, Texas. The theme was "Old is New" and they competed against several of the top design firms in Dallas along with two universities including but not limited to: HOK, Perkins + Will, Gensler, HKS, TCU, and Art Institute of Dallas. UNT was the only university to walk away with a prize.

Photo (left to right): Adelia and Katy

Garment description:
The garment provides a contemporary approach on saloon fashion during the California Gold Rush that changed many of the "old" rules governing society and social codes. One of the most refreshing parts of life in the gold fields was freedom to act, live and dress the way one wanted. The dress is made out of galvanized fencing wire and plastics with various recyclable content. Trash bags are wrapped, tufted and pulled through a wire frame in order to create a new and innovative interpretation of traditional saloon attire.