September 28, 2017
The Howard Theatre
620 T Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

International Interior Design Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter

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Cosmo Couture 2018

Planning for Cosmo Couture 2018 is underway! This year, we are looking for IIDA members to join our growing committee. Please review the roles below and email if you are interested in being involved next year.

Venue Coordinator 

Responsibilities: Vet and recommend venue options for 2018, work with venue on coordination with other vendors for day-of, manage ticketing process

Catering Coordinator 

Responsibilities: vet and recommend caterer options for 2018, work with caterer on selecting the menu, work alongside Venue Coordinator for day-of logistics

Party Planning Coordinator 

Responsibilities: vet and recommend location options for Kick-Off and After-Party for 2018 as well as catering, marketing materials, etc. Manage all logistics for day-of for both events

Design Team Coordinator   

Responsibilities: Be the main point of contact for all design teams for 2018, collect team submissions, hold teams accountable for deadlines, collect documentation of the making of the garments, ensure communication of timing and protocol for day-of event

Finance Coordinator 

Responsibilities: Manage the budget for the event, ensure vendors are paid following their services, keep track of monetary goals on behalf of the Chapter and Beneficiary 

Entertainment Coordinator

Responsibilities: Vet and select entertainment for night-of, Coordinate photographers and videographers, lead stage design based on theme with set vendor, coordinate with DJ for front of house

Graphics Coordinator 

Responsibilities: Create all graphics and signage for the kick-off party, after party, and main event. Access to and proficiency in InDesign is a must.

Beneficiary Coordinator  

Responsibilities: Coordinate with Beneficiary Leadership for involvement in kick-off party and main event. Schedule and lead the work volunteer day, secure volunteers and coordinate all work day logistics. 


The IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter's Washington Metro City Center Cosmo Couture DC fundraising event will be held in September of 2018. Cosmo Couture DC fosters a direct collaboration between local Architecture and Interior Design firms and their manufacturing partners in the Washington DC area, to create garments reflecting a given theme. The garments are judged during a runway show and awards are given to design teams in different categories.

The event is a fundraiser for the IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter and a portion of the proceeds are donated to a beneficiary. The 2018 Cosmo Couture DC beneficiary is Rebuilding Together of Washington, DC. The IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter has donated over one hundred thousand dollars from Cosmo Couture DC proceeds over the past seven years. Our success has been the direct result of the generosity of all those who have given their continued support to our events.


Haute Couture: Little Architects' Garden (sponsored by: Buzzispace)

Best Performance: Perkins + Will's Farm (sponsored by: Turf)

Best Red Carpet Look: EYP Architects' Volcano (sponsored by: 3M)

Best Use of Materials: Hughes Group's Swamp (sponsored by: Architectural Ceramics)

Best Interpretation of Theme: KCCT Architecture's Plain (sponsored by: Shaw Contract)

Audience Favorite: WDG Architects' Canyon (sponsored by: Daltile)

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