Art in the park ft. Elease Donovan

The Arts in the Park event took place on Saturday March 10th, 2012 it was a collaboration of all departments from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale featuring reality star Elease Donovan.

Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection- pink sequined two pieces bathing suit with high waist bottom

Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection- pink sequined two pieces bathing suit with high waist bottom

Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection - multi-colored snakeskin prints two pieces bathing suit.
Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection – multi-colored snakeskin prints two pieces bathing suit.

Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection – black sequined one piece cut out bathing suit.

Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection – black sequined one piece cut out bathing suit.

The Arts in the Park event took place on Saturday March 10th, 2012 it was a collaboration of all departments from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale featuring reality star Elease Donovan. She is an upcoming swimwear designer attending the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale perusing her passion for fashion as a Fashion Merchandiser. The honors class produced a fashion show, show-casing her new swimwear collection of 12 garments. The audience responded positively to the designs, which were young and innovative with a chic style. Maria Rivas, Daniela Neira, and Kayley Stewart were project managers for this event.
Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection- multi colored one piece cut out bathing suit

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale charity fashion show for Epilepsy Foundation

On Saturday, March 10th The Fashion Honors Group at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale hosted a fashion show at ArtsPark in Hollywood, Florida. This event was in collaboration with several of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale departments such as culinary, graphic design, animation, and video production.

Model: Alejandra Vallejo  Designer: Anna Topf

Model: Alejandra Vallejo Designer: Anna Topf

Model: Autumn Harris Designer: Michaela Perinchief

Model: Autumn Harris Designer: Michaela Perinchief

Model: Taylor Morgan  Designer: Mitchel Perry

Model: Taylor Morgan Designer: Mitchell Perry

Model: Alejandra Vallejo Designer: Carrie Cochran Cabrera

Model: Alejandra Vallejo Designer: Carrie Cochran Cabrera

This fashion show was to create awareness for The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, and is most often associated with autism. We showcased purple themed garments by students and alumni of Ai. The Fashion Honors Group raised about $2,500 towards the cause. Alexandra Rouzier, Allison Chen and Gabrielle Cohen were project managers for this successful event. Instructors overseeing this event were Chrisa Tatakis and Andre West.

Just Blessed

before and after; resident Rachel Kemper

On February 28th and March 6th students from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Honors Group gave back to the community and helped at the local homeless shelter “Broward Partnership for the Homeless”. Sign-up sheets were hung around the shelter advertising styling by the Honors students in the shelters clothing room. Both men and women came in by appointment and the Honors Group students helped style them for their upcoming job interviews.

before and after; resident Mary Ingole


Each job seeker left with 2 to 3 complete outfits including accessories such as purses, shoes and belts. Before and after pictures were taken by an Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale photographer Jason Christopher. These pictures will be hung in the clothing room at the shelter to inspire future job seekers in selecting an interview outfit. The participating Fashion Honors stylists were Brittany Vasquez, Gabbie Cohen, Elizabeth Wheeler, Allison Chen, Maria Rivas, and Emily Freedman.
before and after; resident Denise Roberts

By Elizabeth Wheeler