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PRODUCT RUNWAY

LL & A Interior Design team ’ s Katie Bryant soars to new heights on the catwalk
LL & A Interior Design stepped out for the International Interior Design Association ( IIDA ) Louisville Lexington Product Runway 2021 at The Louisville Zoo earlier this season . The fashion show showcased the Southern Indiana and Kentucky interior design community ’ s penchant for product ingenuity and creativity .
To prep for the high-energy show , themed “ Into the Wild ,” design teams were randomly selected an animal habitat and instructed to select one animal that would reside within the specific environment . Teams were then tasked with constructing a high fashion look using materials provided by industry partners .
LL & A Interior Design , which is owned by Leslie Lewis Sheets , was given the mountains as their habitat , and the animal they represented was an owl . The team partnered with J + J Flooring and talented seamstress Beth Roberts , an employee at First Savings Bank who also has a design degree , and went to work . Sarah Wooten , who is a part of the LL & A design team , was responsible for the makeup on LL & A staffer and model Katie Bryant , who rocked the runway – and these photos .
So , what was it like wearing materials intended for home and business design and decor ? “ It felt pretty heavy ,” laughed Katie , “ but was ( at least ) very warm ).”
Photos by JD Dotson Model : Katie Bryant , LL & A Interior Design Makeup : Sarah Wooten , LL & A Interior Design Seamstress : Beth Roberts
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