Vitaminwater uncapped Fashion Show

The garment was inspired by Vitamin water zero squeezed flavor. “The garment was inspired by Vitamin water zero squeezed flavor. “The look is strong and soft at the same time while the drink is refreshing and strongly nourishing at the same time” Dalia Vidal.

The garment was inspired by Vitamin water zero squeezed flavor. “The look is strong and soft at the same time while the drink is refreshing and strongly nourishing at the same time” Dalia Vidal.

Dalya receiving the prize
Dalya receiving the prize
: “A sophisticated look for a sophisticated flavor inspired by the coloring of the flavor its bottle. The shape and volume are inspired by the letter x”Bri Sharpe

: “A sophisticated look for a sophisticated flavor inspired by the coloring of the flavor its bottle. The shape and volume are inspired by the letter x”Bri Sharpe

“This look features popping statement making colors, a boned and lined corset and has hundreds of hand sewn and hand dyed strips of fabric attached to an underdress.

“This look features popping statement making colors, a boned and lined corset and has hundreds of hand sewn and hand dyed strips of fabric attached to an underdress.

On Friday, September 23, eight of The Art Institute of Fort
Lauderdale’s fashion design students showcased their skills in a runway show
competition. These eight designers each created a garment inspired by their
favorite vitaminwater flavor and
strutted their designs for a panel of judges at The Stage in Miami’s design
district for a chance to win $1,000. Dalya Vidal took home first prize with her
avante garde design inspired by vitaminwater
zero’s squeezed flavor. Briana Sharpe followed with a close second with her
sexy yet sophisticated vitaminwater’s
XXX inspired design. Mitchell Perry came in third place with his innovative
take on vitaminwater zero’s Glow
flavor. The two runners up each won an iPod touch and a six-month supply of vitaminwater.

The event was coordinated by the project managers, Allison
Croft and Brooke Zand of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s Fashion Honors
Group in collaboration with vitaminwater.
Members of the Fashion Honors Group and their instructor Ms. Chrisa Tatakis
planned and produced the fashion show, which took place during the four day
event series.

By Allison Croft

Breast Cancer Awareness – Miss America Fashion Show Preview

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale was involved in the event held by Simone Mall at Sawgrass Mills. The Fashion Honors Group along with Fashion design and Merchandising students, Mr. West, and Mrs Tatakis participated in the event.

It was a lovely day for the Fashion students of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale to participate in such an amazing cause.

It was a lovely day for the Fashion students of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale to participate in such an amazing cause.

Fashion students from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale assisted giving the ribbons to the survivors.

Fashion students from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale assisted giving the ribbons to the survivors.

Breast Cancer survivors and family members

Breast Cancer survivors and family members

A large pink ribbon with name of the survivors will be displayed in Sawgrass mall during the Breast Cancer awareness month.

A large pink ribbon with name of the survivors will be displayed in Sawgrass mall during the Breast Cancer awareness month.

Eight pink inspired garments were chosen from the fashion design department to be displayed as a preview for the Miss America Fashion show that will take place later in the month. On October 3, 2011 as part of this preview AI fashion students set up a table among many other organization to hand out pink ribbons. The ribbons were for breast cancer survivors or family members, friends and anyone who has been touched by breast cancer. After signing the ribbon, it was placed on a large backdrop that is displayed in the middle of the mall along with the garmetns that will be shown on Oct 26. A young women’s choir and motivational guest speakers and tables of informational awarness of cancer were there to participate in the event as well.
By Elizabeth Wheeler

Gaga Over Fashion

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The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale was invited by Simon Mall at Boca Town Center to show off their creative fashion. Designers where to submit their designs while the public votes for the top ten. Six designers from the Art Institute where selected to compete in the GaGa over Fashion NOW Runway show. The crowd went wild to see such out the box designs come to life. Eliane Timmberman a student of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale got to lavish her creative eye for fashion and won the grand prize of $500.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s Fashion Honors Group, with the coordinators Tenille Daily and Trisha Joseph and their professor Mrs. Chrisa Tatakis, headed this fun and challenging event.
By Sandra Lozano