This one-of-a-kind competition benefiting NEWH, challenges design teams from some of hospitality’s hottest design firms to craft couture fashions from exhibitor-donated FF&E samples.

Each team creates a garment for a woman or man and one accessory (i.e. purse or tie) from “material ingredients” provided by BDwest exhibitors and sponsors. Design teams will be expected to use fabric/textiles (different types and enough material for a garment); accessory items such as metal/laminate/glass/tile chips, tassels and trimmings; carpet/wallcovering; and other reusable design elements to create their garment/accessory.

The finished garments are unveiled, cheered, judged and auctioned at the Hospitality Fashion Challenge Runway Event held in conjunction with BDwest.
Questions? Contact Keisha at or 513.263.9341.