Local members of the design community compete in a Project Runway-style competition with garments created out of non-traditional materials.


October 3, 2014


Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Featuring Celebrity Judges, live entertainment, signature cocktails, music, and light appetizers.










See Fusion+Fashion 2013 coverage on FOX9 News

See Fusion+Fashion 2013 coverage on WCCO This Morning




IIDA Northland will host its 9th annual charity fashion show on Friday, October 3rd. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local charity.

This non-traditional runway show combines fashion and charity by challenging participants to create a couture ensemble inspired by our built environment. The use of materials and finishes from the building design industry is strongly encouraged, but not required.

The Theme:
Get Amplified!

This year we invite you to be inspired by great music venues from around the globe!  Each contestant must design and create a runway fashion look inspired by an iconic music theater, hall, or concert venue from around the world as a celebration to this year's event location at Orchestra Hall.

Each entry will be able to select a venue from a predetermined list of locations on a first come first served basis.  This means the earlier you sign up, the better your chances of getting your first pick!  Your couture will be inspired by the building design and cultural influences determined by the venue you're paired with. 

The Constraints:

Your theater, hall, or concert venue must be selected from a predetermined list that will be posted on the IIDA Northland website prior to registration. 

As soon as registration opens, all entrants will be able to choose their venue inspiration.  First come, first served!

Your garment must reflect the musical locale you're paired with.  Whether the inspiration comes from the interior, exterior, a design detail, the cultural influences of the venue location, etc., is up to you. Creativity counts!  

Awards will be given for the Best Interpretation of Musical Venue. 

The Venue:

Orchestra Hall

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

Best Interpretation of Musical Venue
Best Stage Presence
Most Avant Garde
Most Unique Material
Best Makeup/Hair
Best of Show
People's Choice

Stay connected with the latest IIDA Northland news, Fusion announcements, and more by following @iidaNorthland on Instagram, and Facebook.  Share your excitement with #GetAmplified

Contact fusion@iida-northland.com with questions.



Last year's winners:

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See photos of the 2013 event

See the photos from the 2013 Fusion photo booth