The International Interior Design Association, IIDA, holds an annual Product Runway event for interior designers and architecture professionals to create handmade garments out of architectural finishes. In honor of Product Runway's 10th anniversary, the theme was based on the biggest fundraiser in the fashion world, the Met Gala. PDR worked with Industry Manufacturers: Shaw Contract, Herman Miller, J.Tyler, and EF Contract / Product Shop to create the assigned Alexander McQueen themed garment.
Alexander McQueen never created fragile women; often tortured, but never fragile. His collections contemplate the illusion of torture through the heritage, nature, and insanity that shaped his life. To move fashion forward, he revisited the old and discarded them to make room for the new.
The PDR team of Designers: Mirna Cantu, Diana Galvan, Giancarlo Salonga, Jackie Wheat, and Danielle Myers created the Alexander McQueen garment that first appears bound by restraints. The head wrap constricts her movement and the shoes distort her feet. However, she triumphs over her constraints, and she is a battle-ready warrior. Her headgear and shoes are a suit of armor used to face life’s struggles.
Thank you to all the PDR Designers and Industry Manufacturer participants for their dedication, time, and hard work in creating a successful Product Runway! From the custom pieces in the garment, to the design concept, you presented exceptional work. Congratulations on placing 1st!
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