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IIDA Fashion Show

11.12.12 / Jessica Haley and Elena Lelchuk

Models (Left to Right): Elena, Ceyda, Alisa

For the last few years, ARC has participated in the IIDA’s Annual Fashion Shown and this year featured some of ARC’s best designs yet! The event attracts more than 1,000 guests annually from the industry to benefit Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that provides economic independence for disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, support and career development tools.

This year’s theme was “AudaCITY” and our team’s interpretation was titled – FEMME REBEL. We identified three audacious women in history that rebelled against the norm and became historically famous – or infamous. Their characters set an example for the modern woman – they promoted freedom of expression, style and attitude. Urban punk – the modern rebellion – creates stylistic cohesion within the collection and pronounces these woman’s rebellious traits.

ARC partnered with Stone Source and RepSource (HBF Textiles) to create our impressive ensembles. ARC’s team used materials typically specified for our interiors projects such as plaid upholstery, gold drapery and faux leather supplied by HBF Textiles and metal mosaic tiles supplied by Stone Source. Other materials included black garbage bags, exposed zippers and chains. The team chose similar palettes for each outfit to give a sense of cohesion throughout the collection.

Our first design was inspired by Amelia Earhart’s audaciousness and style modeled by Alisa Nagano.

The next ensemble was inspired by Cleopatra but with an urban punk twist modeled by Ceyda Gokgur.

ARC’s grand finale featured an outfit inspired by Marie Antoinette’s infamous grandeur modeled by Elena Lelchuk.

Thank you to everyone that helped make this year a success! 

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