Each year, the region’s best design firms and design schools team up with industry manufacturers and battle it out on the runway in front of a packed room at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for the annual IIDA New England Fashion Show.
The designs are developed based on a show theme and are created exclusively from the tools of their trade – interior finishes, furnishings, light fixtures and more.
With the theme of “Reflection”, we created the the “Trichroic Mien” (which can be translated as emotional expression in three colors) explored how fashion reflects our emotions and personality. The little black dress, a fashion staple, was deconstructed and reimagined using color in different ways to represent hidden, controlled and wild emotional expression. Polarized, rainbow-hued dichroic film, typically an interlayer in laminated glass is featured throughout the pieces.
Partnering with Forms Surfaces, Standard Texile and Haworth, our team produced a stunning, beautifully crafted, ready-to-wear fashion collection for the runway. We aimed to show off our fabrication and tailoring skills and demonstrate an attention to detail that is the hallmark of haute couture.
Watch our Trichroic Mien come to life!