Merge 2019

A “Creative Collaboration Event” where local designers from the top architectural and interior design firms in Sacramento turn architectural materials into fashion. Over the past two weeks, 13 teams have designed and created wearable fashion from plastic laminates, carpet, textiles, paint chips, wall coverings, tile, etc. Tonight one model from each team walked down the runway in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Materials boards:
At right is the board for our team – LPAS:
None of my pictures of the fashion show turned out (darnit). So these pictures are from Southaphone Phommalinh who works at LPAS. When I first met Southaphone, she explained how to pronounce her name, “like sit upon a chair.” Here is the first of thirteen entries. From ATI:
Borges:
On the way back down the runway came the reveal:
Boulder:
CSUS students:
DGA:
DLR:

HGA/KBM Hogue:
Lionakis, also Casey Wong, winner of the Best Model:
The reveal included a wig removal:
LPAS. We won Best of Show! Our model, Isabel, was great!


A close-up of the earrings, made by Heston who also cut all the vinyl flooring pieces on a band saw.
PBK:
RGA:
Stantec:
Williams + Paddon:
Thank you Southaphone for the great pictures. This was so much fun! I loved every minute of the evening and all the preparation. What a great group of young creative people!

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