Helix recently participated in Kansas City’s 6th Annual IIDA Color+Couture Fashion show, where A+D firms are paired with a manufacturer to produce a runway outfit.
The event was held a few weeks ago (Friday, Sept. 23, 2011) at the Kansas City Convention Center Ballroom. Helix was paired with Patcraft carpet and charged with creating an outfit with a musical as inspiration. Helix chose Moulin Rouge!
Here’s our 20-word description:
Equal parts circus and extravagance, a modern take on can-can inspired by the place where it all began: Moulin Rouge.
For our dress creation, we used unbacked carpet in red and dark grey tones, then added netting, trimmings, grommets, and ribbon to make it runway-worthy. Our creation turned out AMAZING! (if we might say so ourselves …) Who would’ve thought carpet would so readily turn into couture!
A few production photos – our Helix team hard at work with sewing, dress fittings and train studies.
Here’s Carly Pumphrey (our lovely model) with Katie Vossman.
Carly again, also a diligent team member, with Sara Fernandez Cendon, working on the train.
Sarah Godfrey (that’s me) at the sewing machine.
Photos from the day of the show – view from the runway and backstage.
Jim Rothfork taking care of last-minute details.
And Carly on the runway!
Check out all the photos from Color+Couture’s facebook page here.