22 October, 2012

Fusion Fun

By LuAnne Silvia, ASID
I am so grateful to be part of the Twin Cities design community - the creativity, generosity and celebratory spirit give me renewed energy. The Northland International Interior Design Association (IIDA) held their annual celebration of fashion and design Friday night at Aria, Fusion. Another different kind of runway show featuring fashions created by designers made out of building and design materials. An event after LiLu's own heart! LiLu has celebrated the correlation between fashion and interiors with our own different kind of runway events Fashion + Interiors and were recently featured in Mpls St Paul magazine article. It was a fantastic night of fun and charity event benefiting People Serving People with guests attending in black accented by the Pantone Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango. LiLu's current intern Jill Benkofske and her classmates at Dunwoody Technical College participated and won "Best Use of Zero Landfill" for their entry. Stay tuned this week to learn more about their creative process and see their winning design.
 Stephanie Olson of Contract Interiors, Roseanne Kubalanza of Flexco and me

Anne Tripp of DL Couch and LuAnne Silvia
Stephanie Olson, Stacy Finck of Primary Design Resource and LuAnne Silvia

Becky Zimmerman of Arc Com Fabrics and LuAnne Silvia

Sarah Goodman and Gena McCannon of Target Commerical Interiors showing off her Tangerine Tango shoesBack stage I found LiLu's former intern Ali Dahl of HGA
Stephanie Olson, Carter Averback of Trompe Decorative Finishes and Brant McManigle of Southern Lights (look for a photo of him later this week on stage as one of the fashion models!) and LuAnne Silvia

Me and our current intern Jill Benkofske, in her winning runway outfit! Tune in later this week to find out what materials Jill and her classmates used to create their dress that won "Best Use of Zero Landfill" Award