2017 Pret-A-Porter


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The theme for 2017 is Haute (and Hat) Couture.  This is intended as a guideline to encourage teams to think with fashion forward approach, in both design and use of materials.

Haute couture, French for “high sewing” or “high dressmaking” or “high fashion,” is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing.  Haute couture is high-end fashion that is constructed by hand, from start to finish.  It is made from high quality, expensive, and often unusual fabric.  It it sewn with extreme attention to detail, and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers – often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques.  Couture translates from French as “dressmaking,” but may also refer to fashion, sewing, or needlework – Fashion-Era and is also used as a common abbreviation of haute couture and refers to the same thing in spirit.  Haute translates to “high”.  A haute couture garment is often made for a client, tailored specifically for the wearer’s measurements and body stance.

Headpiece: an ornamental, ceremonial, or traditional covering for the head.  In creating the garments, teams are required to create a fashionable, haute couture headgear of any kind to don their model. 



6:30PM | VIP Entry
7:00PM | Cocktail Reception
8:00PM | Show Begins



>>  IIDA Member: $40
>>  Non-Members: $55
>>  Student IIDA Member: $15
>>  Student Non-Member: $20

Eventbrite - 2017 IIDA RMC PRET-A-PORTER

All tickets are general admission (standing-only).  All attendees must have their printed or mobile ticket in order to enter the event.  Tickets will NOT be available at the door; THERE IS NO WILL CALL.  Make sure to get your ticket early – we expect tickets to sell out!



Click here to submit your design documents!


>>  March 10, 2017 | Team Deadline for Submitting Requested Materials

–  Team Member Names (5 Members, max + 1 Model)
–  Written Concept
–  Concept Sketch image
–  Make-up Map image
–  Team Logo 

>>  April 10, 2017 | Runway Order Announced

>>  April 12, 2017 | Team Process Package Due

–  5-10 high resolution (300 dpi) JPEG files showing the team’s design process
–  Filled out questionnaire form (emailed to team captain)

>>  May 11, 2017 | Dress Rehearsal

>>  May 12, 2017 | Pret-A-Porter Event



>  2017 Pret-A-Porter Guidelines

>  2017 Concept Sketch (Female)

2017 Concept Sketch (Male)

>  2017 Make-up/Hair/Headpiece Template

>  2017 Pret-a-Porter Process Questionnaire


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