November 13, 2017

Mesa College's Interior Design Club Wins Awards at 2017 IIDA Fashion Show

By Office of Communications

Garment Sketch

On Thursday, Nov 2, the Mesa Interior Design Club participated in the annual International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) Haute Couture Fashion Show at the House of Blues in San Diego and received two awards. The theme of this year’s runway show was “Broadway Takes The Catwalk”.

Mesa Interior Design students received awards for “Best Student Ensemble” and “People’s Choice”. The first part of the challenge was a “Fabric Grab” event in September where the team collected fabric to use for the fashion show; the second part was using the fabric along with materials provided by their assigned sponsor to create a garment that represented a famous musical. Over 20 leading professional design firms and design schools took part in this show.

Mesa’s team was assigned Les Miserables for their musical and Mayer fabrics as their sponsor for materials. The Mesa Interior Design Club team included Sarah Correa as the project manager and headpiece artisan, Esteffany Inzunza as the art director, model and skirt designer. Angelica Cagley served as the vest crafter, with Rachel Barroga as the off-shoulder sleeves and belt embroidery couturier, Sambath Prom-Chiem as the bustle artisan and producer, Nacia Grey as the chain assembler, Crystal Payer as the boot top tailoress, and Emily Galvin as the cape seamstress.

For more information on Mesa’s Interior Design Club, please contact the Mesa Interior Design Club’s advisor, Farida Gabdrakhmanova at or visit the Mesa College Interior Design Program. To view more photos of the Mesa Interior Design Club team and their award winning garment, visit the Mesa Interior Design Facebook page.

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