White Party

On Friday November 2, 2012 Winter Fest kicked off the season with the White Party at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. Fashion designers; Autumn Harris, Andrea Boyle, Vanessa Cadvid, Barbara Euter, Carolina Silva-Matute, Elisa Zalewski, Stephanie Jereda, and Fiona Proserpi, created all white garments inspired by theatrical looks.

The models pose before getting onto the pedestals at the Harbor Beach Marriot Fort Lauderdale

The models pose before getting onto the pedestals at the Harbor Beach Marriot Fort Lauderdale

Caption: Tia Morrill posing on the pedestal at the Winter Fest White Party 2012

Caption: Tia Morrill posing on the pedestal at the Winter Fest White Party 2012

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Caption: Sunamys Villalba poses as she walks the catwalk during the Glavida Fashion Show.

The Fashion Honors Group, Chrisa Tatakis, Instructor, and Sheila Walden, Directior assisted in the production of presenting the models on pedestals. Models were featured at the walk way and entrance of the White Party event. For a complete theatrical look, both garments and hair were white for a dramatic and vibrant makeup looks. Overall it turned out to be an outstanding event.

Written by: Rachel Stone-Ruiz

The Festival of Chocolate Presents Chocolate Yumway Accessory Collections

The Festival of Chocolate Presents Chocolate Yumway Accessory Collections:

Fashion Honors Group participated in The Festival of Chocolate hosted at Nova Southeastern University on October 13th-14th, 2012. The event showcased The Chocolate Yumway featuring The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s chocolate inspired accessories. Chrisa Tatakis directed the event while the Honors Group worked behind scenes at the Yumway. The fashion show consisted of nine looks, created by six different designers. Designers include Erica Mahmood, Rachel Stone, Emily Vernon, Karina Galarasa, Stefany Borjas & Dianna Peel. The collections included headbands, hats, necklaces, bracelets, bags, earrings & belts. They were all made using chocolate wrappers and inspired by current industry trends. Industry professionals, whom awarded Karina Galarasa with best overall collection, judged the show. Congratulations to Karina! Featured below is Karina’s collections inspired Katy Perry.

Fashion’s Night Out on Worth is in the bag

Daily News Fashion Editor
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale students competing for cash scholarships were at 23 businesses along the three-block stretch of Worth Avenue Wednesday afternoon, installing their creations made of the individual store’s shopping bags.
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Rosmery Pamplona, left, and Grace Hogan arrange the window display Wednesday at Aveda in preparation for Fashion’s Night Out. Students from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale designed dresses made from the shopping bags of 23 stores on Worth Avenue. Aveda’s is designed by Megan Francis

Fashion’s Night Out on Worth is in the bag.

Preparing for Fashion's Night Out on Worth.

Dye Gallery Fashion Show

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Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale students and faculty gathered at the Mark K. Wheeler Art Gallery on July 30th, for a closing Dye Gallery Fashion Show. Faculty created artwork by using a dye sublimation technique, and collaborated with the Fashion Design Students to convert art into fashion. They created a total of 15 individual pieces. Dr. West and Mrs. Tatakis then had a wonderful idea of actually bringing art to life by developing a fashion show. Rachel Stone, project manager with the help of Fashion Honors and Fashion Show Production students worked very hard to produce a show as well as provide food and beverages for the guests. As the models walked to the beat of the music everyone joined in and socialized, while being surrounded by art!

Vintage Fashion Show

On July 28th the Vintage Fashion Show took place in the center of the Indie Fest action at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. There were a total of 500 attendees and 60 vendors within the venue. Andrew Vincent, owner of Public Image Vintage Boutique reached out to both Dr. West and Mrs. Tatakis for assistance in producing this show. They then translated the information to their students from both Fashion Honors and Fashion Show Production class of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Rachel Stone, Project Manager and Andrew Vincent worked together in making this event happen in less then two weeks. The Show consisted of forty looks put together by Emily Vernon, and Ana Escalante. Both models and students had to be quick on there feet to make sure all the looks went out in a timely manor. The Vintage Fashion Show resulted in extreme success and an enjoyable show to produce.

JAFCO and AIFL

On May 3rd, 2012 the Fashion Honors Group produced a fashion show at The Polo Club in Boca Raton, for the JAFCO (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options) annual fundraiser luncheon. This show featured 12 Art Institute designers, as well as using five adult models and seven child models. Over 400 people were in attendance. The audience enjoyed socializing while having lunch minutes before the show, as the models waited backstage eager to show off their looks. The fashion show was so pleasurable that members of the audience wanted to purchase a few of the garments after the show was finished. Allison Chen, project manager of the event, designed five clutches featuring Swarovski crystals that were modeled in the show and auctioned off immediately after the show, raising over $3,500 for JAFCO. JAFCO is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to abused and neglected children in South Florida. This event was a fun, upbeat, and extremely successful!

Strutting down the runway at the JAFCO event.  Photographer: Gabby Cohen

Strutting down the runway at the JAFCO event.
Photographer: Gabby Cohen

The models having some fun on the runway at JAFCO. Photographer: Gabby Cohen

The models having some fun on the runway at JAFCO. Photographer: Gabby Cohen

: Getting beautified for the JAFCO fashion show.  Photographer: Jason Christopher

: Getting beautified for the JAFCO fashion show.
Photographer: Jason Christopher

The girls striking a pose for the cameras, backstage at JAFCO. Photographer: Jason Christopher

The girls striking a pose for the cameras, backstage at JAFCO. Photographer: Jason Christopher

Madison Boyle getting her make-up done for the JAFCO fashion show Photographer: Jason Christopher

Madison Boyle getting her make-up done for the JAFCO fashion show
Photographer: Jason Christopher

 

To all. Just wanted to send a quick note to thank you all again for the AMAZING SHOW!! It was a huge hit – as you know, and we were blown away with the success of the live auction as well!!!

Your professionalism, enthusiasm, responsiveness and of course, the creative talent, was remarkable.

It was a great pleasure to work with you and I hope that we will get to do so again in the future…yes, Chris and I are chairing the event again next year, and maybe we could brainstorm something for next year that would be fresh and fun. Please send our regards to the entire team at the Art Institute and those gorgeous models (and unbelievably adorable kids!!!)

Thanks again, from the Crazy Co-Chairs
Marci and Chris, JAFCO

Check out the JAFCO fashion show at: http://youtu.be/9HvDKBBEMoY

Earth Day

On April 14th 2012, the fashion honor students at the Art Institute at Ft Lauderdale put together a fashion show for the Sunrise’s Earth Day Festival. The Sunrise Earth Day festival was held at the Sunrise Sanctuary and started at 10am and latest till 4pm. Fashion design students were asked to redesign and construct garments from recycled goods selected from Goodwill. After our fashion show took place a $100 gift card to Joann’s fabric was given to Mercedes Brunelli, the designer that did the best job creating a garment made out of ties and bed sheets. Our project manager for this event was Emily Freedman who received praise from the city of sunrise coordinator. Aveda provided the makeup for the models and gave gift bags filled with samples for the models.

Model: Lauren Coleman | Designer: Sergio Silva

Model: Lauren Coleman | Designer: Sergio Silva

The models do their final walk through while judges take one last look
The models do their final walk through while judges take one last look
The winning garment designed and modeled by Mercedes Brunelli
The winning garment designed and modeled by Mercedes Brunelli

 

The following letter is from the Sady Diaz who was the contact person from the City of Sunrise:
Good Afternoon Andre,
Hope all is well. I just wanted to say thank you very much for sponsorship and partnership. On behalf of the City of Sunrise, thank you for making the 4th Annual Earth Day Festival a huge success. Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale was of not only an integral part of the fashion show but the was an essential part of all the great highlights the event had to offer. We were pleased with the warm reception that the community had from your sponsorship.
Also Emily Freedman did an excellent job! This was the first year we had rain and she was able to keep the models in order, the designers motivated and keep the fashion show moving. She handled everything profession, with grace and stride. Bravo to your team!
Andre, in the coming months we will begin the planning for the 5th Annual Earth Day Festival and will be posting sponsorship information on the Earth Day Website. We are looking to you again as an essential component of the event festivities and hope you will become one of our preferred sponsors.
We appreciate your partnership and look forward to working with you soon.
Sincerely,
Sady I. Diaz