IIDA Cocktail Couture Fashion Show 2016

// photos by Denise Williams

On May 19, area interior design professionals took the mantra of recycling and repurposing a step further by creating outfits from materials more often seen in an office building than on a runway. Cocktail Couture, a fashion show and competition hosted by the Northeast Florida Chapter of the International Interior Design Association, was held at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and benefited Dignity U Wear, which supplies clothing to men, women and children in need. Local sculptor Jim Smith created a work of art as the prize in each of the categories, such as “People’s Choice,” “Judges’ Choice,” and “Best Use of Materials.”