IIDA Orange County | 2011 Haute Couture Fashion Show

Fashion Show Design Team at work

The Orange County, California chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) recently hosted its 11th Annual Haute Couture Fashion show. Employees from Ware Malcomb’s corporate Irvine office participated in this creative event where design teams create one-of-a-kind fashions using commercial interiors materials and finishes. Designs are judged based on creativity, construction and use of materials.

Runway Ready

This year’s theme, Form Follows Fashion, celebrated prominent Architects. Ware Malcomb’s architectural inspiration was Ludwig Mies de van Rohe, known for his modern, clean design. Working with sponsors System Source, Inc. and Knoll, our design team created a piece reminiscent of Mies de van Rohe’s aesthetic with a hint of theatrical fashion, inspired by music and fashion icon Lady Gaga. Check out the video of our inspiration, creation and final design!

Walking the Runway

The Haute Couture Fashion Show benefits IIDA Southern California Chapter Student Scholarships; Free Arts for Abused Children, a non-profit organization that integrates healing and therapeutic power of the arts; and Working Wardrobes, an independent nonprofit organization that empowers individuals to confidently enter the workforce by providing career development and wardrobe services.

Ware Malcomb Interior Designer, Sarah Walker, serves as Co-City Center Director on the IIDA Southern California Chapter Board of Directors, and managed the production team for the event. Special thanks to the Ware Malcomb employees who contributed their talents and expertise to our team’s runway look: Andrew Fuller, Ted Heisler, Anita Makwana, Nathan Nutting, Krista Phippen, Carla Ross, Salena Streenz, Dino Valentin, Sarah Walker and Zahra Kharrazi.

What do you think of our Mies de van Rohe inspired look?