Visit Central Library to view amazing, one-of-a-kind garments during this unique exhibit, Unravel: Couture Under the Big Top.
UnRavel is a design competition for members of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and is done every other year in St. Louis. The event is hosted by the St. Louis Gateway Chapter of IIDA. Avant-Garde fashion is created by St. Louis architecture and design firms using unconventional architectural materials such as lighting, tile, carpeting, furniture, textiles, plants, etc. Each team is paired with two architectural product manufacturers and must create their garments using the materials provided. The teams design, construct and model the garments.
In addition to the fashion show, there was a design competition for students to create a fashion accessory.
The 2018 fashion show was on October 13 at Circus Flora with a theme of “Couture Under the Big Top.” The 15 teams participating put on an over-the-top fashion show for nearly 750 attendees!
Each garment exhibited at Central will have a storyboard showing the team’s design concept and their concept statement.