Disney Costume Designers Win Awards
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 15, 2008 — Walt Disney World’s Costuming & Cosmetology Design Team won two awards from the North American Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors organization. The 2008 Image of the Year awards recognized the costume designs for Rix Lounge at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and the Front Desk at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
The team from Rix Lounge created the costumes to complement the theming and architecture of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, as well as the new lounge itself. The vibrant costume design pays homage to the Andalusia region of
, birthplace of Flamenco dancing. The dramatic look of these costumes complements the design’s bold interiors with a feel that is traditional Disney.
In re-creating the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Front Desk costumes, the team came up with a fresh design to convey a warm and approachable feel as Guests enter the lobby area. The colors and careful attention to detail help Guests feel as if they are experiencing the rustic charm of the western frontier.