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The much anticipated annual IIDA SoCal Haunt Couture fashion extravaganza took place on October 24th, 2019 before an excited audience at the Avalon Hollywood nightclub.

Using this year’s theme as their inspiration, twelve teams conquered their Fears and Phobias.  Paired with manufacturing industry partners, the design teams created stunning couture attire from unconventional materials.

We welcomed four very special celebrity guest judges–Project Runway All-Stars Samantha Black, Sonjia Williams, Gunnar Deatherage and Melissa Fleis, who judged the teams on their creativity, interpretation of the theme and runway presentation.  The themes were divided into three categories for the judges consideration:

Biological
Environmental
Psychological

The audience also participated in live voting, choosing their favorite team for the People’s Choice award.

The thrilling runway show did not disappoint!

As winners of the Biological Award, Gensler faced their fear of Botanophobia, or the fear of plants, with a haunting display of flora.

Winners of the Environmental Award, HKS, presented an electrical performance of Astrapophobia, the fear of thunder and lightning.

The Psychological Award went to HLW for their whimsical interpretation of Technophobia, also known as the fear of technology.

People’s Choice was awarded to College of the Canyons for their confining approach to Claustrophobia, the fear of small spaces.

See here for more information on all teams/phobias/sponsors.

This event would not have been possible without our very generous sponsors!

Thank you to all of our event sponsors:

Material Bank
3 Form
Tarkett
Clarus Glass
Pental Surfaces
Pivot Interiors
Sloan
Allermuir
Architype
Ceramic Technics LTD
EF Contract Flooring
Atlas-Masland Contract
California Lighting Sales
Crossville
Detla Millworks
Egger Wood Products
SCI Lighting
Unisource
Abet Laminate
Claridge Products
Mata Construction Services, Inc.
Swinerton Builders

Thank you to all of our fabric sponsors:

Arc-Com
CS&A (EPIC Contract Group)
Camira Textiles (EPIC Contract Group)
Carnegie
Design Tex
KnollTextiles
Luum Textiles
Maharam
Momentum Textiles
Pallas Textiles
Reid Witlin Ltd
Wolf Gordon Textiles

Thank you to all of our team sponsors:

Buzzispace
Catalyst
Herman Miller
Kimball Office
Koroseal Interior Products
Mohawk
Pivot Interiors
SCI Lighting Solutions
Steelcase
Turf
Panolam
Sandler Seating

It’s never too early to become a sponsor; we are currently accepting chapter sponsors for 2020.  Information is available here.

Relive the pageantry–photos from this year’s Haunt are here! Click here to watch the video!