Why not start a fashion business?

Have you ever dreamed of opening your own boutique? How about your own company? Or you won agency? If so, what’s stopping you?

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale invites you to “why NOT start a fa$hion business?” where you will have the chance to listen to real life stories of entrepreneurs who once share your same vision of opening their own business and now they are living their dream.

Caption: why NOT start a fashion business? Poster design by Maria Alejandra Onofre.

Caption: why NOT start a fashion business? Poster design by Maria Alejandra Onofre.

On Monday August 30th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm AI welcomes you to attend this innovative workshop hosted by Andre West, chair of the fashion department. Speakers include Jaclynn Brennan, Lila Rivera, Kerry Szymanski, Andy Varat, Rosanna Meyer and Roberto Arroyo

And why not attend?

It’s free for Art Institute students. For Alumni it will be $10 as well as guests.

Don’t miss it! The workshop will be held at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 1788 s.e. 17th st, Fort Lauderdale, fl 33316, Room M130

See you all there for the opportunity of a lifetime!

information by Deborah Lindenfeld

Style Wars 2010

Date: Saturday October 16th, 2010

Place: Boca Town Center next to Nordstrom

Summary: Fashion design students are given an hour to create a garment by hand using scraps of fabrics while the audience watches and cheers in excitement.  Afterwards, each finished design is presented on the runway and then judged.

They will have approximately one hour to create unique fashions by hand from scraps of fabric, while mall guests watch and cheer them on. The students’ creative efforts will be judged by local media celebrities.

They will have approximately one hour to create unique fashions by hand from scraps of fabric, while mall guests watch and cheer them on. The students’ creative efforts will be judged by local media celebrities.

Dress modeled by Jen Parker

AIFL Fashion Design student Anelisa Jimenez making finishing touches to her design.

AIFL Fashion Design student Diana Parra making finishing touches to her design.

AIFL Fashion Design student Diana Parra making finishing touches to her design.

AIFL Fashion Design student Diana Parra making finishing touches to her design.

 Competitor dress made by AIFL Fashion Design students and modeled by Jen Parker

Competitor dress made by AIFL Fashion Design students and modeled by Jen Parker

Winner of 2009 Style Wars Lono Hanohano and model Tiffany Azmouz

Winner of 2009 Style Wars Lono Hanohano and model Tiffany Azmouz

information by Deborah Lindenfeld

Fashion: Cool vs. Cruel

Cool vs. Cruel is back this year offering fashion students an opportunity to present their garments with a humane approach.

As the Humane Society notes “The pitiless fur industry mistreats and kills more than 50 million animals a year. With many warm, chic alternatives available, there’s no reason to wear animal fur. More and more designers and retailers are making compassion their fashion” (Humane Society)

With this in mind Cool vs. Cruel promotes animal cruelty awareness and invites all designers to join this cause.

Moreover, “Cool vs. Cruel challenges students of The Art Institutes to reinterpret and improve a runway look that uses animal fur by creatively replacing it with cruelty-free alternatives” (Humane Society)

Therefore, this year the challenge is to improve garments that were once composed from real animal skins and furs and redesign them by using materials that are environmental and animal friendly.

So listen up designers, judges are looking for creative and resourceful designs that have a similar look to the previous garments.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2010 collection using real animal fur.

Giorgio Armani Fall 2010 collection using real animal fur. Challenge this designer by creating an “animal-friendly” garment using your own inspiration and creativity

Burberry Prorsum collection using real animal fur. Challenge this designer by creating an “animal-friendly” garment using your own inspiration and creativity

Burberry Prorsum collection using real animal fur. Challenge this designer by creating an “animal-friendly” garment using your own inspiration and creativity

Cool vs. Cruel 2009 winners:  First place- Ingrid Berdstrom-Kendrick  Second Place- Jeremy Hunt  Third Place- Gilberto Alvarez

Cool vs. Cruel 2009 winners: First place- Ingrid Berdstrom-Kendrick Second Place- Jeremy Hunt Third Place- Gilberto Alvarez

DEADLINE FOR JUDGING SUBMISSION:  MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2010

DEADLINE FOR JUDGING SUBMISSION: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2010

WEEK9 – ROOM – 334 – TIME – 1PM

  • PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR ILLUSTRATION ON 11×17 BOARD
  • JUDGING RUBRIC AND A TYPED ESSAY OF 250 WORDS OR LESS
  • INCLUDE YOUR INSPIRATION PICTURE FROM THE RUNWAY DESIGNS
  • 1 GARMENT PER GARMENT BAG
  • COOL VS. CRUEL 2010 CONTEST
  • IMPROVE ON A DESIGNER’S GARMENT BY MAKING IT FUR-FREE!
  • THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES

For more Information visit this link

2011 Miami International Fashion Week competitions

White dress designed by Eduardo de las Casas

White dress designed by Eduardo de las Casas


Hello Everyone,

We are very pleased to announce
the opening of the 2011 Miami International Fashion Week competitions with new rules, new judges and new prizes!  We have worked very hard to create an exciting opportunity for your students to engage in a variety of competitions in fashion design, graphic arts, photography and a new division with jewelry design!  And don’t forget your recently graduated students with the emerging designer competition. Please follow the
above links for all of the information.

Former AIFL fashion design student Eduardo de las Casas presents his collection.

Former AIFL fashion design student Eduardo de las Casas presents his collection.

Emerging designer Erin Healy with model (left)

Emerging designer Erin Healy with model (left)

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Erin Healy

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Erin Healy

Winner of the emerging designer contest, Prasgant Sudha walking on the runway after presenting her collection

Winner of the emerging designer contest, Prasgant Sudha walking on the runway after presenting her collection

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Prasgant Sudha

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Prasgant Sudha

Pink ruffled dress designed by fashion design student Fatima Mohammed

Pink ruffled dress designed by fashion design student Fatima Mohammed

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Ramona Rusu

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Ramona Rusu

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Rey

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Rey

As always,
please let  know if you have any questions and we look forward to
supporting your students as our next generation of creative talent
takes the world by storm! Many thanks for your support and Good
Luck!

Beth Sobol

PresidentSobol

Fashion Productions Miami International
Fashion Week9378 NW 8th Circle Plantation, FL 33324 USA

Tel: 954-476-5761

Fax: 954-476-8697

Cell:954-249-4081

sources

http://www.miamifashionweek.com

http://www.sobolfashion.com