Located on the corner of Olympic + Robertson Blvd. in Beverly Hills, California is this establishment:
This year’s IIDA Southern California Chapter Haunt Couture theme is “LIGHTS, CAMERA, FASHION” with entries based on the fashion and movies from the 1930’s to the 1960’s.
A brief description about Haunt Couture:
- “Use architectural and interior design materials to create a winning Haunt Couture fashion show entry. […] The purpose is to design a costume and stage show that best expresses the theme.” – IIDA
- (11 design firm teams + 1 student team) x 5 designers per team
- Team entry themes are randomly drawn. Design concepts have to express the connection between their selected theme, architectural elements found within said theme, and its interpretation into fashion.
- Textiles are provided by a textile sponsor, of which the majority of the costume must be made.
- Four weeks of prep time given between kick-off and event to prepare all costumes, props, music, script, and signage.
- On the day of, teams are given 45 minutes to assemble.
- Designs are judged by certain criteria such as costume construction, interpretation of theme & overall content, and creative use of textiles.
Without giving away my team’s design concept, all I’m going to say is that I somehow volunteered myself to sew the costumes for our models. And all I know how to do is make some mean pajama pants. This is going to be interesting.
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