BD West/NEWH Fashion Show

Fashion! Fashion! Fashion! That's all that has been on our minds here at the Studio for the past month. We just finished hitting the runway for the NEWH / BD West Fashion Challenge on April 5th at the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange in DTLA. We competed against 14 other design teams from some of hospitality’s most well-known design firms to create avant garde designs using miscellaneous design materials that were donated by the sponsors.  We received the mystery box of materials only a few weeks before the event and had to imagine what we could do with each of the items to create a show-stopping outfit. It felt like we were on an episode of Project Runway around here except none of us had any idea how to put it all together...  all we kept hearing was Tim Gunn say, "MAKE IT WORK!" We settled on "Queen of the Galaxy" as our design concept and selected "Confident" by Demi Lovato as our runway song. We will post more on our creative process and how exactly we did it all soon but for now, come take a peak at the big day!

Getting Ready


Hair & makeup was done by students from Paul Mitchell School and they certainly hit the mark!


 Can you say #makeupgoals?!

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Runway Time

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Ava, from our Design Team, was our model for the event and she rocked! It was so fun to watch her strut all our hard work on the runway in front of hundreds of people and all the judges.  


See the sparkle on the inside of her train? That's a wallcovering that we hand sewed ourselves and we think it added the right amount of sparkle! Ava's crown of stars was made up of crushed tiles which were wrapped with twinkle lights for a nice glow. 


And that's a wrap!

We were so excited to participate in a fun and out of the box challenge like this and the opportunity to support the LA and OC NEWH chapters. All of the teams did such an amazing job! Also, a special thank you to all who came and supported us - especially, the winning bidder of our outfit, CF Kent Contract! Congratulations to Puccini Group for the win!

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