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Monday, April 18, 2011

Seniors Won Best Concept in DFW IIDA CRE8 Design Challenge and Fashion Show

UNT Interior Design seniors won Best Concept in the first annual DFW IIDA CRE8 Design Challenge and Fashion Show, April 15. IIDA Dallas Fort Worth City Center presented the 1st Annual CRE8 Design Challenge and Fashion Show benefiting Dress For Success. The challenge was to create a garment in 8 days. Not just any garment, but a garment that celebrates the connection between interior design and fashion. The theme this year was Color, inspired by the Sherwin Williams ColorMix 2011.

Each Design Team was randomly paired with one softgood and one hardgood manufacturer. They worked with the products the Garment Underwriters have ordered, and the final garment must noticeably contain each of the materials. All garments were constructed in 8 days from April 7 – April 15. They were showcased at the CRE8 Fashion Show on Friday, April 15, 2011.

From left to right, seniors: Vanessa Weidner, Robyn Nicholson, Amanda Moss, Madiha latif, Amber Greenday, DeAnna Kennedy; and Greta Buehrle, grad student and IIDA sponsor

The team of UNT Interior Design seniors received a light blue color from Sherwin Williams called "Breaktime." Their materials were Clarus glass tiles and Wolf Gordon Wallcovering which were this same blue color. 80 percent of our garment had to be constructed with the given materials. The team had 8 days to construct the garment that is seen in the picture. Their concept came from the robins egg blue color that they received. They used gold accents, and created the models hair to look like a birds nest with a gold bird perched in it. They created all the accessories: the clutch, bracelet, and belt from the tiles and wallcovering. At the end of the night the UNT Interior Design team received the award for best concept.