Friday, December 20, 2013


Success is measured in many forms. On behalf of everyone who has graciously supported the efforts of our programming at the Institute of Design & Technology of SD, we are truly grateful for your support in every form.  One of those exceptional forms is the publication that our city’s crowning jewel, the Washington Pavilion produces. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

IDTSD Luncheon

We are so proud of this year’s graduates from the Institute of Design & Technology, shown at our luncheon honoring them with our special guests, Laura Kathleen Baker and Becky Ross. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Form + Fashion Event

IDTSD showcased their graduating interior and fashion students' portfolio designs at the ICON Event Center from Wednesday, May 15th  thru Friday, May 17th at the Designer’s Luncheon.

Emcee Mitch Krebs interviewed special guests, Becky Ross and Laura Kathleen Baker from Project Runway.

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.

Elizabeth Kate Swimsuit collection from Kate Warkenthien. (Watch for more images to come)

Finale collections of Becky Ross and Laura Kathleen Baker.

Models that walked for Laura Kathleen Baker.

Thank you to the support of friends, families, volunteers and donors that supported our scholarship fundraising efforts.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Collaboration: Form + Fashion

Newest feature as seen in the May issue of BizNow Magazine.  They shared our viewpoint about our learning design process at IDTSD of collaboration, in combining the “form” of chairs with the “fashion” of apparel.   BizNow magazine articulated our design philosophies and concept so well, their visually presented it with style in the page layout and photo selections.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Etc. Magazine Feature

May issue of Etc for Her magazine featuring our upcoming Form + Fashion Event with special guest Project Runway finalist Laura Kathleen Planck. Sneak preview of some the chairs and garments created by IDTSD students that will be in the show.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Model Call: Form + Fashion, May 16th Event

Attn: Models - This could be you on our runway May 16th. All ages, females sizes 4 to 12, males sizes 38-42 jacket/30-32 pant. Submit contact information with head shot & full length view; hair/eye color, height, measurements and shoe size. Send to:


Friday, April 5, 2013

Project Runway Guest at Form + Fashion Event

Becky Ross, Project Runway Season 9 will be joining our line-up of special guests at our annual showcase “Form + Fashion” event on May 16th at ICON Events Center. Becky is a native of Portland, Oregon, she joins other successful PR participants from the Northwest including winners from past seasons; Leanne Marshall and Gretchen Jones both from Portland and Seth Aaron Henderson from Vancouver.

IDTSD Creative Director Anita Kealey showed with Ross at FASHIONxt in Portland last fall.  Kealey will open the F+F event with her LENZANITA Spring/Summer 2013 collection as the IDTSD interior & fashion students will debut their runway collections and our special guests will close the show with an exciting finale.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Project Runway Finalist to appear At IDTSD Form + Fashion Event

Laura Kathleen Planck, Project Runway finalist from Season 9 and recent PR All Star Season 2 will be appearing at our annual showcase “Form + Fashion” event on May 16th at ICON Events Center.  Her collections have been seen at on the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion week and will close our event with an exciting finale.  Plan to attend our May 17th Luncheon and meet Laura Kathleen. You will have the opportunity to view her trunk showing or even purchase an “iconic” piece from the Laura Kathleen jewelry line (see deco cuff bracelet).

Tickets are available at the Institute or call: 275-9728.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Student Design Expo

Despite the frigid temperatures, our interior students had successful day attending seminars and gathering materials for our portfolio project at the International Market Square in Minneapolis.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Interior Furnishings Study Tour

January was a great time to take a break to attend a major design marker in a warmer climate, while our state was experiencing record below zero temperatures. Along with experiencing cutting edge interior furnishings at the World Market Center, we had the opportunity to many attend seminars & presentations from leading   designers, staging stylists and trend forecasters.

Among some those design leaders and Icons we met were Alexa Hampton, President & Designer of Mark Hampton; and Christina Lemieux, DwellStudio Founder & Creative Director (as seen in photo with our group).