Photos from Cosmo Couture 2016

Feast your eyes on the confections from Cosmo Couture 2016, the IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter‘s annual fundraiser that pairs local design firms with manufacturer partners to create runway-worthy looks.

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In between the show and the announcement of winners, the event planners again sent starlets — here, Britney Spears — in drag down the runway, to great effect. Photo by Scott Kelly.

Cosmo Couturethe annual fundraising event hosted by the IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter — is easily one of the Washington metro area’s most raucous and well-attended industry events. This year’s event was held in D.C.’s historic Howard Theatre with a “Big Top” circus theme, and we were there to witness the creativity and fun. Scroll here for a peek at this year’s winning ensembles!

The 2016 “Best Runway Performance” award went to Collective Architecture for their snake charmer:

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Photo by Scott Kelly.

EYP Architecture & Engineering took home the “Most Creative Garment” award for their interpretation of the horse dancer:

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Photo by Scott Kelly.

HOK‘s intricate harlequin won for “Most Unique Use of Material” and for “Audience Favorite”:

Cosmo Couture
Photo by Scott Kelly.

KGD Architecture won “Best Interpretation of Theme” for their really fun, not scary, sort of steampunk clown:

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Photo by Scott Kelly.

And finally, KCCT took home the coveted “Haute Couture” award for their magician:

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Photo by Scott Kelly.

Thanks again to IIDA MAC for another memorable Cosmo Couture! For more photos and details about the event, click here.

 

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