AIFL fashion students at Deerfield Beach Renaissance Festival

Students of Fashion Design School of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale participated in the19th Annual Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach ( Florida) with own booth and presented collection of Renaissance inspired costumes.

Irina V. Ivanova, instructor of Costume  Concepts class with her students ( left to right) Tomas Tyma , Victoria Gil De Lamadrid, and  Aidjamal Baetova at the Annual Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach.

Irina V. Ivanova, instructor of Costume Concepts class with her students ( left to right) Tomas Tyma , Victoria Gil De Lamadrid, and Aidjamal Baetova at the Annual Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale fashion students are participating in the parade at 19th Annual Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale fashion students are participating in the parade at 19th Annual Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach.

Graduating AIFL fashion design student Lynn Batista  is showing her own design created in Costume Concept class for the Renaissance Festival

Graduating AIFL fashion design student Lynn Batista is showing her own design created in Costume Concept class for the Renaissance Festival

 The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale fashion students are participating in the parade at  19th Annual Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale fashion students are participating in the parade at 19th Annual Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach.

Pavilion of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale fashion design students on the Renaissance Festival

Pavilion of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale on the 19th Annual Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach

AIFL fashion  students Giovanni Lopez (left) and Tomas Tyma (right)  are carrying the banner of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale  at the parade of the Renaissance Festival

AIFL fashion students Giovanni Lopez (left) and Tomas Tyma (right) are carrying the banner of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale at the parade of the Renaissance Festival

AIFL fashion design student Khrystyna Andrusyak is showing her own design created in Costume Concept class for the Renaissance Festival

AIFL fashion design student Khrystyna Andrusyak is showing her own design created in Costume Concept class for the Renaissance Festival

AIFL fashion design student George Rodriguez is showing his own design created in Costume Concept class for the Renaissance Festival

AIFL fashion design student George Rodriguez is showing his own design created in Costume Concept class for the Renaissance Festival

AIFL fashion design graduating student Cheril Levi  is showing a costume at  the Renaissance Festival

AIFL fashion design graduating student Cheril Levi is showing a costume at the Renaissance Festival

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale fashion design students on the Renaissance Festival

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale fashion design students on the Renaissance Festival

AIFL fashion design student Victoria Gil De Lamadrid is showing her own design created in Costume Concept class for the Renaissance Festival

AIFL fashion design students Tomasina Bowins (left) and George Rodriguez ( right) are showing their own designs created in Costume Concept class for the Renaissance Festival

Renaissance Festival- The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Fashion School. Costume Concept class

AIFL fashion design student Victoria Gil De Lamadrid is showing her own design created in Costume Concept class for the Renaissance Festival

photo by Andre L. Milman

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Neiman Marcus Illustration Event

On Saturday, March 12th, three of our students attended the Neiman Marcus Prom Event at the Boca Town Center Mall. Narish Maraj, Jessica Frey, and Jill Wojciechowski went to celebrate the excited bustle of high school girls picking out their prom dresses by lending their unique talents.

Any girl who purchased a gown during the event was rewarded with a stylized fashion illustration of herself wearing the new dress. Although the event started off slow, several fabulous drawings were eventually done. The young, stylish shoppers were ecstatic to receive such a special bonus.

Guests and employees alike were intrigued by all of the art supplies and were constantly coming over to compliment the illustrators’ work. Narish, Jessica, and Jill would laugh at how frequently people commented that drawings from art students were much better than their own “stick figure” artwork.

All in all, the event was a lot of fun and all participants had a great time. A big thanks goes out to our talented illustrators for helping to make the countdown to prom night all the more thrilling. Also, we would like to sincerely thank Neiman Marcus for inviting us to take part in their annual Prom Event!

By Jillian Wojciechowski

Narish and Jill illustrating beautiful gowns.

Narish and Jill illustrating beautiful gowns.

Eduardo de las Casas Fashion Exclusive!

March 11, 2011 AI alumni, Eduardo De Las Casas, put on a beautiful couture fashion show at the Doral Country Club. Doral hosted the 2011 Golf Fest and Eduardo was invited to be a part of the night time celebration and festivities. Adorned with feathers and exaggerated silhouettes the models gently sashayed down the runway delighting the crowd. After the show Eduardo received a standing ovation and lots of praise.

Model walking down the runway wearing white feathered Eduardo de las Casas garment.

Model walking down the runway wearing white feathered Eduardo de las Casas garment.

Models posing right before starting runway show. Sneak peek of the complete collection.

Models posing right before starting runway show. Sneak peek of the complete collection.

 

Model posing wearing Eduardo de las Casas garments. To the left golden ruffled dress and to the right one of the hot pink collection dresses also with exaggerated ruffles.

Model posing wearing Eduardo de las Casas garments. To the left golden ruffled dress and to the right one of the hot pink collection dresses also with exaggerated ruffles.

Models walking the finale on the runway showing off their garments one last time to the public.

Models walking the finale on the runway showing off their garments one last time to the public.


Dresses hanging in rack before the runway show
Designer Eduardo de las Casas taking his walk down the runway next to to one of his models.

Designer Eduardo de las Casas taking his walk down the runway next to to one of his models.

Dresses hanging in rack before the runway show

By Alana Bryant
Photographed by Tiffany Azmouz
Designer Eduardo de las Casas

iExpress On The Runway

Group of models wearing Ai alumni Ane Jimenez’s evening beach wear collection

Group of models wearing Ai alumni Ane Jimenez’s evening beach wear collection

iExpress On The Runway is a fashion show created by Cypress Bay High School students to raise founds for a selected charity. This year they will be donating all their profits to Casa Valentina. Different local boutiques as well as departments stores such as Dillard’s, have been sponsoring the show for the past five years. Besides from the casual, swimwear, and prom collections that are always featured, there is also a student created collection that allows high school students to submit their garments and express themselves on the runway. This year, for the second consecutive year, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale was proud to team up with Cypress bay High School and give Ai alumni the opportunity to show once more their wonderful graduating collections.

Model Alexandra wearing red evening gown by Ana Sosa

Model Alexandra wearing red evening gown by Ana Sosa

Group of models wearing Ai alumni Ana Sosa’s evening wear collection

Group of models wearing Ai alumni Ana Sosa’s evening wear collection

The Red Stiletto Strut

Group of models posing in the red garments made by The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale students

Group of models posing in the red garments made by The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale students

The Red Stiletto Strut in conjunction with The Heart Truth Red Dress Tour features garments designed by Badgley Mischka, Carmen Marc Valvo and Betsey Johnson alongside red eveningwear dresses from the design students at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. The Red Stiletto Strut was held at the Town Center at Boca Raton this past February 25th. Guests were invited to share hors d’oevres and cocktails hosted by Blue Martini and Piñon Grill while strutting their stuff on the step and repeat red carpet shoe competition judged by local fashion celebrities from Boca Raton Magazine, The Sun Sentinel Channel 5 News. They were judged on the highest, hottest, most radiant and best Men’s red heels for a chance to win a Simon Mall Gift Card. A signature “Stiletto Martini” was featured at the shoe bar while guests are invited to join in on a silent auction and raffle prizes all the while being dazzled by a collection of red garments from various celebrity designers to raise awareness about women and heart disease. Also garments by Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale students Anna Topf, Cheryl Levy, Ariadne Quezada, Darlene Bernaola and Ana Sosa, were shown off throughout the event. Ticket sales were all be in benefit of the Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

Catwalk sponsored by Neiman Marcus before show

Catwalk sponsored by Neiman Marcus before show

Honors crew celebrating the success of the show

Honors crew celebrating the success of the show

Model posing with her red garment made by AIFL designer

Model posing with her red garment made by AIFL designer

Model posing with her red garment made by AIFL designer

Model posing with her red garment made by AIFL designer

Model posing with her red garment made by AIFL designer

Model posing with her red garment made by AIFL designer

Model posing with her red garment made by AIFL designer

Model posing with her red garment made by AIFL designer

Credits: photographer –
Humberto Vidal
text:Tiffany Azmouz

 

Renaissance Festival

The Renaissance Festival was nothing but a sea of interesting people, clothing, and acts that gave all of us AI students a taste the époque. We had a beautiful tent set up where we were known as the Dress Makers’ Guild of The At Institute of Fort Lauderdale. We were given the opportunity to showcase the talents of the fashion design students with their garments, while the fashion merchandisers ooh’d and ahh’d the passerby with their charm. Demos were given every hour in order to gain the attention of people walking around. Every day The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale held a fashion show at noon displaying our most popular and eye catching period garments.

Fairies at the Renaissance Festival.

Fairies at the Renaissance Festival.

Show and performance schedule of the Renaissance Festival.

Show and performance schedule of the Renaissance Festival.

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Dress Makers’ Guild tent.

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Dress Makers’ Guild tent.

Harlequins at the Renaissance Festival.

Harlequins at the Renaissance Festival.

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with renaissance garments lining up for fashion show.

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with renaissance garments lining up for fashion show.

Crew of Art Institute students working at the Renaissance Festival posing with a group of performers.

Crew of Art Institute students working at the Renaissance Festival posing with a group of performers.

People walking amongst the grounds of Quiet Water Park were embossed in the food, the vendors, and each other. Not only was everyone in character, but the garments that people wore were amazing in the sense that they immediately displayed who and what they were.

The festival has been going on for two weeks now, and thankfully, we still have three weeks to go! This is nothing close to normal, and we are all thankful for that. It is not always the case where glamour and innovation is solely sought out or even found at the most current fashion shows. Unusual places and people can definitely surprise you at the most unsuspecting times

By Samantha G and Tiffany A