Product Runway is an avant-garde couture fashion design competition with a twist. IIDA Houston City Center’s Product Runway, influenced by the concept of the hit realty TV show Project Runway, is one of a handful of fashion shows of its kind in the country. Product Runway pits teams of interior design and architecture professionals and interior design students in a fashion design competition by creating handmade garments out of standard architectural finish materials such as glass, tile, carpet and wood. Product Runway promises to showcase eye-popping creations during a runway performance by each team on nearly 150 ft. of runway at Bayou Music Center!
KAI, was awarded “Best New Arrival” out of the 21 competing teams that has been assigned one hard material and one soft material material, which must collectively make up 80% of their final garment. With this year’s theme: True Colours, each team has also been assigned a colour paired with an emotion. Each team’s creation will reflect an abstract interpretation of their assigned emotion, while also meeting the challenging requirement of being a majority of their assigned colour. Final entries, also modeled by a member of the design team, must be designed and constructed completely by the team.
The 7th Annual Product Runway Fashion Show is scheduled for Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. at Bayou Music Center. Funds raised by the evening of inspired designs benefit the Houston Furniture Bank, a local non-profit that focuses on making houses into homes by providing furniture for families in need via 70 agencies in surrounding counties.