2020 AVANT-GALA Contest Information

Posted on Feb 5, 2020 in Blog, Events

Let your imagination run wild with this year’s contest


Inspired by the AVANT-GALA theme and industry trends of wellness and sustainability: BOHO-FLAIR. “What is that?!?”, you ask? This aesthetic flies in the face of modern sensibilities and embraces the carefree and the unusual. Feel free to mix patterns and textures, and do not be afraid to use materials that would not necessarily go together in a conventional way. The only requirement is to use 50% of industry materials. But how do you win? IIDA Members (only) will vote on your handmade creation, basing their pick on how well you’ve expressed your individual story. BOHO-FLAIR might be interpreted with a handmade bag, funky jewelry or headpiece, or even self-made clothing. Don’t worry guys, you have lots of options, too: think pocket squares or cuff links, ties, and bowties, or even sock and shoe flair!