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 a box of “material ingredients” provided by BDwest exhibitors and sponsors. Each box contains 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, packaged by the BD team.
The finished garments are unveiled, cheered, judged and auctioned at the Hospitality Fashion Challenge Runway Event held in conjunction with BDwest.