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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Kentucky Derby Gives Back

The Kentucky Derby was the theme of the weekend at Passions Night club Hard Rock on Saturday, May 1st 2010. What better way to celebrate? Than hats, day dresses, food, champagne and Oh yes of course…a fabulous fashion show directed by The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale honors group.  Everyone was in theme, and excited to witness the creative hat designs of the Honors’ students. Each hat was inspired by: different events, cities, sceneries, and festivals of the world.   The hats were then auctioned off to the public. The proceeds raised went to the Ann Stork Center Charity, and we must add that the bids were very generous.  As the Honors group we couldn’t be more excited and pleased with the end result and the wonderful cause we contributed to.

Kentucky Derby fashion. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for design, fashion program

Final line up (from left to right, Name of hat, designer of hat and model)
Masquerade Ball (Designer: Deborah Lindenfeld, Model: Rochelle LaBrie)  Picnic (Designer: Alejandra Onofre, Model: Deborah Lindenfeld), Birds Nest (Designer: Narishdath Maraj, Model: ), Sultan (Designer: Tiairrea Green, Model: Tiairrea Green), Sail Away (Designer: Erin Zimmerman, Model: Khrystyna Andrusyak), Part Gras (Designer: Paige Rawson, Model: Kela Contrada), Sunday Plums (designer: Fabiana Negron, Models: Kim Wallace), Part Gras (Designer: Paige Rawson, Model: Kela Contrada), My Fair Lady (Designer: Chrisa Tatakis, Model: Marissa Tatakis), Mahalo (Designer: Lono Hano Hano, Model: Keala Kamalu), Paint Splatter (Designer: Katie Priestley, Model: Joie D’ Thomas), Ivy (Designer: TEK, Model: Kathryn Barlow).

the world.  Kentucky Derby fashion. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for design, fashion program

Mr. West and Models (from left to right, Name of hat, designer of hat and model)
Sunday Plums (designer: Fabiana Negron, Models: Kim Wallace), Part Gras (Designer: Paige Rawson, Model: Kela Contrada), Picnic (Designer: Alejandra Onofre, Model: Deborah Lindenfeld), Birds Nest (Designer: Narishdath Maraj, Model: Danielle ), Paint Splatter (Designer: Katie Priestley, Model: Joie D’ Thomas), Horse Race (Designer: Andre West, Model: Andre West), Sultan (Designer: Tiairrea Green, Model: Tiairrea Green), My Fair Lady (Designer: Chrisa Tatakis, Model: Marissa Tatakis), Sail Away (Designer: Erin Zimmerman, Model: Khrystyna Andrusyak), Mahalo (Designer: Lono Hano Hano, Model: Keala Kamalu).

The hats were then auctioned off to the public. The proceeds raised went to the Ann Stork Center Charity, and we must add that the bids were very generous.  As the Honors group we couldn’t be more excited and pleased with the end result and the wonderful cause we contributed to.
Kentucky Derby fashion. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for design, fashion program

Models (from left to right, Name of hat, designer of hat and model)
Birds Nest (Designer: Narishdath Maraj, Model: Danielle), Masquerade Ball (Designer: Deborah Lindenfeld, Model: Rochelle LaBrie), Picnic (Designer: Alejandra Onofre, Model: Deborah Lindenfeld), Peacock Party (Designer: Sarah Schossow, Model: Anabel Marmal).

Photographer: Humberto Vidal

Writer: Angelica Calad
Information by Narishdath Maraj
Posted by Andre L. Milman

WWD: Gilberto Alvarez of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale claimed third prize.

according to Women’s Wear Daily
Gilberto Alvarez of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale claimed third prize for a minidress with an overlay of fake human hair that resembled fur.

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Gilberto Alvarez of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Gilberto Alvarez of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

congratulations Gilberto!

The Art Institutes Passion For Fashion Competition

The Art Institutes Passion For Fashion Competition

The Art Institutes Passion For Fashion Competition

The Art Institutes Passion For Fashion Competition
High school seniors who are graduating in 2010 and are interested in either fashion design or fashion marketing programs are eligible to compete for this scholarship. Learn more: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion

Lunch provided! Get tips on your entry!

* Fashion Design – Room 218
* Fashion Merchandising – Room 220
you could win a trip to NYC’s Fashion Week, greetingwith Seventeen magazine, & $500 shopping spree.

Reserve your workshop spot: aiflcommunications@aii.edu

AIFL fashion program in the media: read about recent graduates

The fashion design and fashion merchandising students and instructors at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale offer some advice and insight on fall fashion trends:

“Global cultures influence the colorful mosaic of fall ’09, creating a new universal attitude,” says fashion design instructor at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Chelsea Rousso. “Through a mixture of motifs, layering occurs, allowing for uniqueness and individuality. Deep ethnic colors and patterns are appearing on scarves, skirts and knit dresses worn over leggings or textured tights. These ‘boho’ looks capture the relaxed approach to the easy-does-it mind-set.”

Rousso, who is currently writing a book on fashion forecasting, has more than 20 years experience as a designer and design director in the New York fashion world. As business in the early ’90s was changing, she developed the concept for an artisan-inspired collection called Earth Song, clothing with natural and earthy appeal that was sold to stores and catalogs throughout the U.S. “I am now committed to ‘giving back’ through teaching,” she says.

Recent graduates of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale fashion programs have their own opinions on fall fashion. “College students think about finding themselves,” says Karlee Smith, who received a bachelor’s of science degree in fashion merchandising and immediately went to work at the VF Corporation in Atlanta, Ga., as Vassarette merchandiser. “In essence, they create their own trends. At least most do who care to be unique. Even if they are on a budget, college students can find affordable clothes and accessories at places like Forever 21, Zara and Express.”

Smith’s classmate Elana Bloom concurs with making your own fashion statements and that college students care about their clothes. “I do think college students still think about fashion when they dress for class. Although, I do not think fashion is what is determined in their mind when they are shopping for their class attire,” she says. “Comfort, convenience and chic are ideal for a college student who faces long days schelpping books, laptops, and other college necessities. Let’s face it, can a girl walk up three flights of stairs in 4-inch platforms and make it without breaking a sweat or falling?”

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12th annual Miami International Fashion Week!

Welcome to the 12th annual Miami International Fashion Week!

The next event is schedule for March 18 – 21, 2010 at Midtown Miami.

We have been working especially hard the last few months developing the new student and emerging talent competitions to include fashion, photography, graphic arts and film.

Please review the competition rules and let us know if you have any questions. We are launching the competitions earlier than ever before with hopes that you will include the MIFW 2010 competition as a class project so everyone gets involved. We have also been working extremely hard in planning additional events to benefit the MIFW Foundation Scholarship Fund with a cash prize going to the winners in each category next year.

Our judges are highly professional in their fields and all are very excited to be working with us in these competitions. We look forward to your feedback and to your participation! Its going to be a great year! Many thanks and Good Luck to all!

www.miamifashionweek.com

Best Regards, Beth Sobol Sobol Fashion Productions

9378 NW 8th Circle Plantation, FL 33324 USA

Las Olas Wine and Food Festival

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Another one bites the bullet” Andre West stated as the Fashion Show ended and the eye candy descended on the streets of Las Olas Blvd.
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This was our fifth year with the Wine and Food Festivities and to tell you the truth our talent is like wine the older we get the better it produce.

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Among some of the designs were The Dear Sweet Cupcake Dress designed by Christian Tinson and the Marshmallow Fondue dress Designed by Lorena Pires that placed first place. The garments all were crafted to resemble a food or to have some type of food included in the garments. The show was a success. We look forward to next year’s showing.

by Sheila Rodriguez