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At this year’s IIDA STITCH event, Harrington College’s concept ‘Big Spender’ hit the runway in a big way! Modeled by Emily Wiegel from Harrington’s Interior Design Masters program, the dress was inspired by Chicago’s historic Carson Pirie Scott building (read more about the concept in yesterday’s post). See the dress on the runway below!

 

Big kudos go out to the designers on the Harrington College team: Elizabeth Campbell, Lauren Handman, Natalie Malik, Jaclyn Moser, Timothy Naus and Shauna Sherman, as well as to the faculty mentors who helped with the project, Interior Design instructors Elizabeth Wersells and Demetra Vartzikos.

Photos by Rob Hart Photography


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What greater inspiration than the very city that surrounds you? Over the past several years, Harrington College of Design has enjoyed participating in IIDA’s annual STITCH event. This year, Harrington design students were sponsored by Interface FLOR and came up with their theme “Big Spender” inspired by Louis Sullivan’s Schlesinger & Mayer building in Chicago constructed in 1898-1904 (shown below – and located only a few blocks away from Harrington!).

 

Team members for the concept included Elizabeth Campbell, Lauren Handman, Natalie Malik, Jaclyn Moser, Timothy Naus and Shauna Sherman led by the Harrington faculty mentors Elizabeth Wersells and Demetra Vartzikos.

See an exclusive shot of the concept below:

 

On their concept, the team shared “Our three-piece ensemble combines flourishing architectural enrichment with powerful geometric masses and pays homage to the upscale shopping Mecca that is State Street.

The retail heritage of the building, from its years as Carson Pirie Scott, provides a natural cohesion between fashion and architecture. ‘Big Spender’ reflects the meticulous ornamentation and mimics the organic color palette of beige, charcoal and deep green. Gold represents the shimmering sun across the building and reminds consumers to keep their pocket books open!”

Visit tomorrow to see the Harrington concept turn into reality and hit the runway as well as some of the other runway designs!

Building photo by Beyond My Ken on Wiki

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Yesterday, you saw the concept design for the Harrington College of Design student STITCH submission.  See the final write-up below that was submitted to IIDA-Illinois as the official Harrington student garment concept EVOLVE:

EVOLVE Concept
In association with InterfaceFLOR and Antron Fibers, Harrington College of Design presents the future of the human race. It is the year 3,000,000. The world is not as we know it. The impeding threat of new and dangerous predators has caused epic evolutionary advancements across all species. The human race, exposed to natural selection, selective breeding and genetic modification has developed several new and dominant characteristics.

Iridescent scales sporadically cover the body. Dazzling and confusing potential predators, this superficial beauty enhances protection while swimming at shallow depths. Coupled with vibrant striking gills, these characteristics reveal the morphing of a land and water-dwelling creature. A prominent elongated left arm allows for greater defense, added strength, and tree swinging. Venomous spikes protrude from the neckline and arm, protecting the head and vital organs from predatory attacks. Finally, inconspicuous camouflaged wing-like webbing under the arms allows for the entrapment of insects and small animals.

With the concept finalized, Harrington students Elizabeth Campbell, Antonia Davies, Ann Erskine, Natalie Malik, Brian Naglich, Alyssa Fabrizio, Emily Wiegel and Joyanna Peterson then began carefully crafting their complex garment…

 

… attended the event…

… and watched as fellow team member, Emily Wiegel, modeled their garment down the runway!

However, their garment was not the only Harrington garment to walk down the runway… tomorrow, see the Harrington Alumni Association’s STITCH design!

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STITCH is IIDA-Illinois’ biggest event that pairs Chicago’s most talented Designers with industry manufacturers to create one-of a kind, wearable garments for the runway show of the year. The theme for this year’s show was “A STITCH in Time: Design for a Decade.”

Represented at the 6th anniversary of STITCH in Chicago were two creative entrants by the Harrington College of Design: one by current students, and the other by the Harrington Alumni Association.

EVOLVE: Harrington Student Group
Harrington students Elizabeth Campbell, Antonia Davies, Ann Erskine, Natalie Malik, Brian Naglich, Alyssa Fabrizio, Emily Wiegel and Joyanna Peterson worked hard alongside Harrington Faculty Advisors Elizabeth Wersells and Demetra Vartzikos to come up with their concept. Their thoughts turned to how humans might evolve and adapt to their environment in the year 3 million.

The Harrington College of Design students, sponsored by InterfaceFLOR and Antron Carpet fiber, decided to present the future and evolution of the human race: check out the concept sketch above and thought process below!

The year is 3 million.
A new age has begun.
The world is not as it was:
EARTH
DESTRUCTION
CHAOS
RE-EMERGENCE
RESISTANCE
SURVIVAL
ENDURANCE
EVOLVE

They then met with Antron Carpet Fiber (who has sponsored the use of their product to the Harrington STITCH group for the 6th year in a row) to start checking out materials…

Watch as the concept and garment hit the runway tomorrow!

 

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