Friday, September 14, 2012


This region’s premiere event on green design, business was held at the historic Orpheum Theater in Downtown Sioux Falls It was an exceptional opportunity to come together learn and take action with other attendees and star-power keynotes at this year’s conference with exhibitors, workshops and breakouts.

Presenter and leader in healthy and sustainable building issues, Professor Brain Dunbar is shown wearing one of Dakota By Design ties made from reclaimed media tape with IDTSD Creative Director Anita Kealey is wearing a suit made of natural linen with media tape accents.

“Trash to Treasures” competition showcased two outstanding examples of IDTSD students green projects.  This exquisite evening gown design using newspapers was created by recent IDTSD Fashion Design graduate, Kate Warkenthien.

Summer Project: Design Boot Camp student, Rylee Skillman used a piece of reclaimed luggage, old furniture legs, discarded bedding was transformed into an funky, yet functional bed for their family dog.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Our creative director was invited to show her SS2013 at collection at Kansas City Fashion Week.  This presented an opportunity for summer and incoming students to help in the preparation as well get a behind the scenes viewpoint of what hard work and planning that it actually takes to complete a collection.

We were welcomed with great enthusiasm from the models and the fashion week organizers as the Dakota by Design/LENZANITA collection was honored to open the Friday night show.   We look forward to returning to Kansas City again.