Photos: IIDA New England’s 20th Annual Fashion Show

Check out scenes from the October 18, 2018, event at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

On October 18, 2018, hundreds of guests entered the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center to witness the 20th annual IIDA New England Fashion Show. Two dozen of the region’s best architecture and interior design firms and design schools teamed up with industry manufacturers to battle it out on the runway in front of a full capacity crowd at the BCEC ballroom with several thousand more watching live online. Interpreting the show’s theme, REFLECTION, designers from each team donned fashions that they created exclusively from the tools of their trade–interior finishes, furnishings, light fixtures, and more–and competed for cheers, awards, and bragging rights. The event left the crowd speechless and in awe of all the incredibly creative  designs displayed.

Photography by Robinson Porter


The Boston Architectural College, Cambria, and Coalese take home Best School Entry for their culture-blending reflection of the school’s population, “Melting Pot”

“Multiverse” presents Stantec’s and Red Thread’s prismatic parallel universe where light, form, and texture are infinitely reflected

CBT and Light Art transform light fixture parts into the double-award-winning entry “Prismatic,” taking home both Best Sketch and Best Interpretation of Theme

Best in Show is awarded to Bergmeyer, Astek Wallcovering, and Gilbane for “This is America”

Reflecting the Future, Perkins + Will with Porcelanosa, Knoli, Office Resources, and Noel McKinnon of Makeup2die4 take home both Best Red Carpet Look and Best Hair & Makeup for their entry “Fashion Show 2018”

Dyer Brown’s Amy Brook’s runway stomp earns her the Best Walk trophy

The award for Most Innovative goes to HDR’s “Kaleidoscope Dream” for fashioning spinning skirts out of diohroio window film provided by their partner Trademark