Style Wars

Boca Raton Town Center Mall presented its annual
Town Center Style, a weekend long event showcasing the fall’s hottest
fashion and lifestyle trends. One of the events, “Style Wars”

Style Wars Competing and winning design  

Group picture of the Style Wars winning team and their design

Group pocture of the Style Wars winning team and their design Photographer: Humberto Vidal

Team of designers working on their competing dress.

Team of designers working on their competing dress. Photographer: Manny Lopez


featured three student fashion design teams from the Art Institute of
Fort Lauderdale. Town Center Style was designed with a touch of pink
in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Style Wars Competing and winning design Credits: Photographer: Humberto Vidal
Style Wars Competing design

Style Wars Competing design Credits: Photographer: Humberto Vidal

“Style Wars” was coordinated by the project leader, Stacey Berthil, of
the Fashion Honors Group at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. The
event consisted of designers Mitchell Perry and Emily Gould,
Narishdath Maraj and Maria Alejandra Onfre, and Sandra Gigler and
Rafaela Oliveria.

Style Wars Competing design

Style Wars Competing design. Credits: Photographer: Humberto Vidal

Each team had an hour and a half to create and
execute a pink garment to be showcased and evaluated by four local
celebrity judges. The winning team of the competition; Mitchell
Perry, 6th quarter Bachelor of Fashion Design student, and Emily
Gould, Associate of Fashion Design Alumni, became inspired by the pink
breast cancer ribbon to create the garment. Both designers and model
Alexandra Giasullo, each received a $50 Simon Gift Card for their
collaboration in the event.

Group picture of the three competing teams with their garments and models

Group picture of the three competing teams with their garments and models Credits: Photographer: Manny Lopez

Team of designers adding finishing touches to their creation  Credits:  Model: Deborah L  Designers: Narish and Maria  Photographer: Manny Lopez

Team of designers adding finishing touches to their creation Credits: Model: Deborah L Designers: Narish and Maria Photographer: Manny Lopez

By Erin Klein and Jackie Dawson

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Best of Saks

Upon arrival, it was clear that the Boca Raton Resort and Club is no ordinary venue. Bellhops, valets, and ushers, Oh my! As the class approached the grand ballroom, we were magically transported into the glamorous world of ladies who luncheon. Before we knew it, “Uncle Jack” (as he likes to be called) introduced himself as Jack Alexander; the New York based producer of Oscar de la Renta and Saks Fifth Avenue fashion shows while wearing a Jack’s Back navy tee. “Uncle Jack” then told us, “we don’t wear black at these events to be a fashion statement, we wear black to be invisible because we’re ninjas and without us, none of this can happen”. He then continued by saying, “we rely on you, because the show can’t do it without you! Always remember that”. It was exactly what we needed in order to give us the motivation to put on a great show.

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Group picture of the fashion show production class who volunteered during the show..Credits: Photographer: Cristina Angel

I think it’s safe to say that we were all in awe as the black curtains opened and we got our first glimpse into the Best of Saks. Within seconds we all took a reality check, “Oh my god is this for real” we questioned. And yes, it was… this really is no ordinary fashion show production class.

The color story for the show consisted of neutrals mixed with beautiful brights (such as Oranges, fuchsias, and greens), with details that embody the ultra-femme woman who dares to be different. Beading, feathers, fringe, and sequins were very much apparent within at least one of the three looks that each model showcased. Accessories seemed to take charge with metallics and iridescents, while the “it” accessory seemed to be clutches which were flooding the room. Everyone kept making their way over to a dyed fox fur coat by Thankoon, easily deemed the stand out piece of the show. The coat was two-toned with complimentary colors (orange and purple) and was priced at $8,350.00. Some of the designers featured throughout the Best of Saks show were: Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Chanel, Armani, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Christian Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent, Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo, Zac Posen, Philosophy, Marni, Alexander McQueen, and Escada.

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Clothing rack of the looks that walked down the runway representing some of the best Saks Fifth’s Avenues looks of the season Keywords: Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Show, Runway, best, fashion, models Credits: Photographer: Cristina Angel : Clothing rack of the looks that walked down the runway representing some of the best Saks Fifth’s Avenues looks of the season. Credits: Photographer: Cristina Angel

Before we knew it, all of our glamazon-like models magically appeared in front of each of our rolling racks which held our looks. We assisted them in dressing for their first, (and for a few dressers) second, and third look. One complete look consisted of a Ralph Lauren purple pin-striped button down shirt, Zac Posen dress, fuchsia Burberry jacket, and peep toed booties by Camilla Skovgaard (all together, over a mere $3,500.00).

The show went beyond smoothly, as nobody was rushing or stressing out over missing pieces or ill-fitted garments considering it was planned out for about a year. Nadia Weaver (the fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue) was constantly available for anything needed by anyone, whether it be by the models, producer, or dressers. As the models took their final walk down the runway in front of the ladies who luncheon, we all took a deep breath realizing that the show was coming to an end. The models came off the runway and we scurried to help them change into their own clothes, then we were thanked for our help and given kisses goodbye. It was the ultimate dress up for grown-ups, and for a day, we played too.

Saks Fifth Avenue, Fashion Show, Runway , best, fashion, models.Credits: Photographer: Cristina Angel

Runway shot of a model walking down the runway during Best of Saks show.

By Cristina Angel, Samantha Georgakopoulos, & Bri Sharpe

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

VIP PAC reception at the fashion department of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Guests at attendance, PAC Members, faculty, Staff, Alumni, Honor Students, Graduating student’s friends and family.

Honors Project hosted the VIP reception for the Professional Advisory Committee honoring the Bachelor Graduate designers at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Fashion Honors Students, Narishdath Maraj, Angelica Calad and Chair of Fashion, Andre West addressing the audience.

VIP PAC RECEPTION
On the 13th of June 2010, the Fashion Honors Project hosted the VIP reception for the Professional Advisory Committee honoring the Bachelor Graduate designers who presented their final collections at the Schematics Fashion Show.  The event was held at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s Mark K. Wheeler Gallery. This event was used to showcase the inspiration and mood of each collection before our eleven designers presented their collection.

Information: Narishdath Maraj
Photo by: Sarah Schossow

The Viva Verano fashion show

The Viva Verano fashion show

The Viva Verano fashion show

The Viva Verano fashion show was very unique and exciting for the Honor’s Program students to help out with. Along with this quarters Honor’s Program students, former Honor’s students and business partners of Global Fashion Agency, Kathleen Ross and Jackie Brennan ran and operated the show. After being asked to help them with this show, the Honor’s students gained useful knowledge by participating in real world fashion shows.

In order to make this show happen, students were in charge of casting models for the designer, Astrid Rodriguez for her fabulous styles in bathing suits. Make-up artists and hair dressers from Glam Squad were right at hand helping out before the show making the ladies look glamorous!

The Viva Verano fashion show
by Katie Priestley

fashion show “Schematics”

Schematics Fashion Show

On June 13th, 2010 The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented their 10th annual student and alumni fashion show. “Schematics” was the theme and name of the show. The event took place at The Renaissance Port Everglades Hotel. Members in charge of directing the show were merchandisers and designers under the direction of Ms. Pierre. Joe Del Sordo led his digital media and video production crew, under the direction of Amy Phillips to organize and execute the success of Schematics.

After a long eventful college journey at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, the eleven Bachelor designers presented their final collection to the local fashion industry. Each line was inspired by different moods, colors, silhouettes, fabrics, and themes ultimately based on the designer’s concepts and vision.

This event was the product of constant work during ten consecutive weeks by the Fashion Show Production class. The victory of their achievements were reflected in the impeccable organization and flow of the show from the runway, lighting, models, garments, make up, guests, and other details that only such a wonderful team could have exhibited.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented their 10th annual student and alumni fashion show. “Schematics”

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented their 10th annual student and alumni fashion show. “Schematics”

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented their 10th annual student and alumni fashion show.

designer: Rachael Bauman

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented their 10th annual student and alumni fashion show.

designer: Jennifer Rodrigues

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented their 10th annual student and alumni fashion show. “Schematics”

designer: Shannon Kwong, modeled by Alessanda Gil-Martin

by Angelica Clada,Deborah Lindenfeld and Narishdath Maraj

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Annual Fashion Show

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Annual Fashion Show called “Schematics”