Winners of the 2015 OC Haute Couture Fashion Show Announced!

The IIDA Orange County City Center held its 15th annual Haute Couture Fashion Show on April 9th, 2015 at the Samueli Theater part of The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. This year’s theme, “Around the World, A Global Tapestry” showcased colorful collaborations from designers who came together from Orange County and the Inland Empire to create wearable works of art, inspired by countries from around the world.

Each year, interior design and architecture firms, independent designers and students are challenged to create unique and fashionable clothing designs using materials and finishes typically utilized for interiors of commercial buildings. These teams who dedicate hours of personal time, are sponsored by local manufacturer/finish and distributor representatives, that donate all materials used for making the highly- creative couture outfits. After 3 weeks of designing, cutting, and sewing, the teams unveiled their hard work on April 9th by modeling their lavish creations on the runway to a crowd of hundreds. Judges critiqued the outfits based on creativity, construction, and use of materials.

View photos of the event here!

IIDA OCCC is pleased to congratulate the winners of this year’s event :


Elite World Traveler – First Place: Team IE with Italy


First Class Continental Traveler – Second Place : Team GKK with Spain


Premier National Traveler – Third Place: Team LPA with Russia


Study Abroad – Student Team Award Team AI-OC with Egypt

In addition, IIDA OCCC worked closely with Working Wardrobes and Olive Crest, two very deserving and well established charities, and dedicated a portion of the proceeds from the Haute Couture Fashion Show to each.

Click here to see photos of the Trunk Show, and here to see a video of the Trunk Show event.

Congratulations to all !

Amy Bartz

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