UC students turn IKEA fabrics into runway creations | Arts & Culture
WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - Design students from the University of Cincinnati have turned home decorating fabrics into wearable runway fashions.
This spring, sophomore students in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) were given a unique opportunity to be inspired by IKEA, the leading home furnishings company in the world. Their task was to create fashionable pieces inspired by elements within the store.
“This was a fun project to support,” said store manager Heather Spatz, “because IKEA is known for great design and students in this class are aspiring designers.” This is the first time IKEA West Chester and DAAP’s fashion design department have collaborated on a project. “We hope this project will open many more opportunities to showcase IKEA’s iconic looks designed by talented DAAP students,” said Spatz.
Students chose from dozens of fabrics from IKEA’s home textiles department to design the garments. The result was one-of-a-kind creations presented to IKEA coworkers and UC staff at a presentation Tuesday, July 16.