IIDA Jacksonville is celebrating its 10th Annual Cocktail Couture benefiting Dignity U Wear. The Cocktail Couture event has been our signature event where designers create fashion accessories from interior design finish materials. We have created hand bags, beach bags, shoes, hats, and belts over the years. These items were then highlighted at the event each year and entered into a silent auction. In the past 9 years, IIDA Cocktail Couture has raised and donated $64, 500 to benefit Dignity U Wear.
This year IIDA Cocktail Couture is going to the next level, we are leaving the fashion accessories behind and creating garments to be worn in a live Fashion Show. Design Teams will be paired, at random, with Material Sponsors and will work together to create an outfit. The theme for this year is “Brave New World”; looking to the future of design, innovation of materials and use. Teams will be judged by 3 notable judges during the fashion show at WJCT on March 21, 2013. The four winning teams in the categories: Best Use of Material, Ready to Wear, People’s Choice, and Judges’ Choice, will be on display at the Jacksonville Fashion Week Accessories Showcase on March 28, 2013.
Most importantly, IIDA is so excited to open this event to ALL design professionals, inviting AIGA, ASID and AIA to join and compete in this First Annual Cocktail Couture Fashion Show. Deadline for team entries is February 1, 2013. Registered teams will be meet their sponsors on February 5th at WJCT 5:30-7:30. There we will review all competition rules and requirements, and answer all your questions. For more information, please contact us via email at IIDAcocktailcouture@gmail.com, or visit our website, www.iida-nfc.org (under the events page). We can’t wait to see the amazing creations on the runway.
~Seka Roberts Collins, IIDA Cocktail Couture Event Chair