PDR’s Product Runway design team stole the spotlight at Friday night’s 8th Annual Product Runway fashion show with their couture adaptation of Pablo Picasso’s painting, Weeping Woman. The garment, composed of architectural finish materials from Horizon Italian Tile and Milliken pays tribute to the original cubist artwork with a somber color palette and flattened, angular shapes that reflect Picasso’s representation of the Weeping Woman’s tears. PDR’s design was a crowd favorite and received the award for 2nd Place out of 19 entries.
This year’s Product Runway theme, Avant Art, required each of the competing teams, comprised of interior design and architecture professionals and interior design students, to design and construct a garment representing an assigned art movement and correlating artist. PDR’s team had the privilege of creating a design based on Cubism and the work of Picasso.
Product Runway is an annual charitable event hosted by the Texas Oklahoma Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) benefitting the Houston Furniture Bank, a local non-profit that makes houses into homes by providing furniture for families in need. In addition to designing and constructing their award-winning entry to the fashion show, PDR’s design team raised over $900 in support of the event. Each year, PDR participates in Product Runway for the opportunity to cultivate our Inside Out mindset by leveraging our design talent to support and improve our Houston community.
Photography by: Scott DeWoody