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Emma Weckerling
Emma Weckerling
Emma is the Managing Editor of Work Design Magazine.

Experience the magic of Cosmo Couture 2018, the IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s annual fundraiser that pairs local design firms with manufacturer partners to create runway-worthy looks.

Cosmo Couture — the annual fundraising fashion show hosted by the IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter — is one of the Washington D.C. metro area’s favorite and well-attended industry events. This year, their ninth (and possibly best-ever) event was held on Thursday, September 20th at the Washington National Cathedral.

The event, which intends to fosters a direct collaboration between local interior design and architecture firms with their product manufacturing partners, leads to the creation of magnificent garments reflecting a given theme. The National Cathedral created a perfect fairytale backdrop for this year’s theme, ‘Lore’.

The outfits were created using interior materials such as tile, carpet, wood, vinyl, glass and rubber. Finding ways to apply them to haute couture fashion, the design teams create a bridge between fashion and architecture.

This year’s event was co-emceed by 94.7FM The Tommy Show radio hosts Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis. Twenty-three design teams participated and were judged by an elite panel with awards in various categories. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event benefited local charity Love 4 Livi.

2018 Cosmo Couture DC Award Winners

Haute Couture: Gensler – Mad Hatter (sponsored by: Buzzispace)

Best Performance: Verve Collaborative – The Illuminati (sponsored by: National Wallcovering)

Best Red Carpet Look: Hughes Group Architects – Blood Countess (sponsored by: OFS)

Best Use of Materials: KCCT Architects – Saint George & The Dragon (sponsored by: Koroseal)

Best Interpretation of Theme: KGD Architecture – Gargoyles (sponsored by: Brogan Group)

Audience Favorite: FOX Architects – Maleficent (sponsored by: Milliken Floors)

Best Sketch: Leo A. Daly – La Sayona (sponsored by: Shaw Contract)

We are already looking forward to next year’s event! For more information and photos click here.

Images courtesy of Cosmo Couture.
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