Interior designer and event judge Kristin Rocke shares the winning designs from last night’s fabulous Fashion Remix 2018. Feature and award photos by Scott Fineshriber.
The IIDA , our interior design community and fashion-lovers came together last evening at the Union Event Center with the biennial Fashion Remix benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and IIDA Intermountain Advocacy. Local interior/architectural design firms and talented students partnered with vendors to create a one of a kind fashions, then compete for awards in a fabulous runway show in front of a packed venue. Interior designer Kristin Rocke was one of five judges and gave us the following recap the evening’s big winners:
Extraordinary feats of materialization and full creative expression were realized last night at Fashion Remix 2018. Clearly representing the abundance of creative talent in our profession. And what a stand for those who courageously battle daily the challenges of cystic fibrosis. Well done to all in a BIG, really no kidding, BIG kind of way!
Best of Show and People’s Choice
Winner: Interior Solutions
Inspired by Pritzker prize winning architect Shigeru Ban, the dress was fashioned from Chemetal. The dress and the creative forces— including the model’s walk—were vitality realized. The religious symbolism of stained glass and the clear quality of color were brilliant. Alive and natural as if fashion spontaneously came into being. It was easy like couture and much like the youthful spirit of Alice and Olivia’s earlier collections with dazzling more-is-mas applica.
Most Innovative Use of Soft Material
Winner: EDA Architects
Inspired by the Bouroullec Brothers, the dress was fashioned from Interface and it was pure poetry. The nylon fibers were woven into modules that each seemed to behold their own identity. This was a spectacular transformation of carpet product reduced and then elevated into a seemingly organic material. The creation boasted a fluid bohemian nature similar to the good-vibe designs by Chloe.
Most Innovative Use if Hard Material
Winner: Method Studio
Inspired by Pritzker Prize architect Jean Nouvel, this dress featured material from Design Source. Although widely recognized for innovation, Nouvel had historically generated buildings with a bombastically masculine sensibility akin to designs by Helmut Lang. From Nouvel’s work the Louvre Abu Dhabi—with its air of suspension, light and void—served as inspiration. The execution of the vision and realization of materials were spectacular. The delicate detailing of the rectilinear reveals in striking contrast to the structural strength of the shroud were astutely articulated.
Other winners of the night included: