The 2022 Detroit Auto Show featured a woman wearing a gown made from popular automotive fabric Dinamica.
International Automotive Components Group (IAC), a global supplier of automotive components and systems, says it created the gown to “celebrate the convergence of fashion, sustainability and automotive design.”
Iwona Villaire, IAC’s chief administrative officer, sketched a design for the gown and worked with the company’s interior design team to make it from sustainable and recycled automotive materials.
The gown is mostly made from Dinamica, a luxury, suede-like fabric made from recycled polyester. Its flower appliques are made from cork and laser wood coverstock, which are plant-based renewable resources. The jewelry accompanying the gown is made from ocean plastics, which are basically discarded polypropylene fishing nets.
“IAC Group is dedicated to creating sustainable environments that we live, work, and move in,” said Villaire. “This gown exemplifies how beautiful sustainable products can be, and I’m honored to have been chosen to showcase IAC’s creativity in such an exciting way.”
The gown was revealed on September 16 at the Charity Preview Event at the 2022 Detroit Auto Show. The annual event, often referred to as “car prom,” has raised more than $100 million for children’s charities.
”Watching my idea come to life has been an amazing experience,” said Villaire, who also modeled the gown. ”Kicking off this year’s show with such a creative way to demonstrate our passion for elegant engineering and bold execution showcases the creative talent and opportunities at IAC Group and the industry as a whole.”
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