cosmo couture





washington, dc


carnegie fabrics



hok architects & interior design


about the project

Cosmo Couture is a yearly charity fashion show in the Washington, DC area. Participants from architecture and interior design firms pair with an interior design sponsor to create garments out of materials provided by the sponsor. While at HOK, a team of six architecture and interior designers were tasked with designing a garment that characterized George Washington (US Presidents were assigned to teams at random). Ruffles common to men's shirts during the era were conceptualized into a woman's dress tied together by an overcoat. A collar was 3D printed using a pattern taken from flourishes on the one dollar bill. Similar flourishes were lasercut onto the back of the overcoat.