Weeks of painstakingly intricate work, saw our design team fitting the individual mother-of-pearl mosaics to a Schluter-Systems membrane. Adorned with a breathtaking selection of Siminetti’s finest mosaics, taken from across our range of 19 different Freshwater and Saltwater colours, our collaboration was ready to hit the catwalk and face the judges.
Prior to hitting the catwalk, the nerve-wracking pre-judging took place backstage. This pre-judging offered each design team the chance to present their garment and concept. The panel of judges had the opportunity, at this stage, to see each teams design up close; touch the materials; check the craftsmanship and to ask team members any questions they may have.
The design entries were expertly judged by an elite panel of judges made up of, Michael McCarthy, Editor-in-Chief, DC Modern Luxury; Kim Ellen, Chief Washington Reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, with her own bespoke label fashion design business; Fashion & Interior Stylist Stara Pezeshkian whose design vision features in countless local and international magazines. Also on the judging panel Janice Wallace, Editor-in-Chief of Façon Magazine,a digital fashion magazine and blog committed to sustainable and ethical practices; Matthew Hyatt, AIA, IIDA, LEED BD+C, Principal at Boston-based Bergmeyer, Matt’s professional work is focused on creating branded environments for college and university clients.