Laticrete’s Spectralock Pro Grout was transported from the floor to fashion at the 47th Annual Glass Art Society Conference held recently on the Venetian island of Murano, Italy. During the conference’s Glass Fashion Show, which took place alongside the island’s picturesque canals, models riding on gondolas showcased clothing uniquely adorned in glass.
Among those modeling a one-of-a-kind piece in the show was Lincoln, Neb.,-based designer, Carrie Strope. Strope’s involvement in the conference’s fashion show can be traced back to a chance encounter on the dance floor when the conference was held in San Jose, Calif., in 2015. It was there that Strope met the Glass Fashion Show Queen, Laura Donefer, and was asked to model a fellow designer’s piece in the 2016 show. Strope walked in the 2016 show and was inspired to return in 2018, this time modeling her own creation.