Friday, May 4, 2012


IDTSD showcased their graduating interior and fashion students' portfolio designs from May 4th thru May 7th at the historic Old Courthouse Museum.

Mrs. Helen Wilson was honored with IDTSD Project: Design Scholarship in her name.  She was accompanied by her daughter, grand-daughter, great-granddaughter and guest designer, Jay Sario.  Mrs. Wilson is a retired Home-Ec/Tailor educator at Sioux Falls Washington High School where she mentored Creative Director, Anita Kealey.

The event opened with the sustainable design collection of Dakota By Design & LENZANITA Couture.

Show featured the Form + Fashion design challenge where both the fashion and interior students were provided with fabrics that can work in both apparel or in decoration, and they were matched with a student from the other program. This learning exercise gave them the opportunity to work with a style or color of someone else’s viewpoint as well interior students being resourceful while using pre-owned or discarded chairs to recover, refurnish or repurpose.  

Fashion runway show debuted our students' design collections

Show finale was special guest, Jay Nicolas Sario with his Project Runway collection.

Thank you to the support of friends, families, volunteers and donors that supported our scholarship fundraising efforts. This year’s event was well attended and a great time was had by all.  Graduation Brunch was held on Sunday, May 6th at Minnehaha Country Club.