Fashion Meets the Botanicals
Held every March at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Fashion Meets the Botanicals is an orchid-inspired fashion show produced by junior design students in the incomparable surroundings of the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The event brings together a botanically-inspired fabric and fashion arrangement that coincides with the Botanical Garden's "Orchid Mania" event.
Students involved in this competition use an image of an orchid to create a computer-generated design from custom fabric, utilized the School's TechStyleLAB fabric printer to produce the fabric and then designed and constructed a garment using the fabric.
Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy an orchid-inspired fashion show while savoring wine and refreshments as they admire the Garden and botanically-inspired fashions up close. The event then culminates with an award ceremony honoring the top designs in the categories of "Best Use of Inspiration," "Best Fabric Design" and "Best in Show" as picked by Botanical Garden visitors.
The "Orchid Mania" display runs annually from January through March.