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

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.

source

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

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

Fashion trip to the MAGIC trade show is Las Vegas

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale fashion department faculty Kerry Szymanski, took a group of 13 fashion merchandising and fashion design students of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

students of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale .Magic show in Las Vegas

students of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale .Magic show in Las Vegas

to the MAGIC trade show is Las Vegas last week. MAGIC is one of the largest trade shows for apparel in the United States. The February show debuts FALL 2009 fashion for men’s, women’s, children’s and accessories. It was a great opportunity for students to visit a trade show, better understand the wholesale market and make contacts for internships and job opportunities. http://www.magiconline.com

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According to Dawn L. James, MA Adjunct Faculty

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale fashion design and fashion merchandising students were able to make connections with trade professionals and many of them received opportunities to work in booths at local Miami tradeshow(s) or as future interns with various companies.

We brought back many contacts information to pass along to Career Services, for leads or to follow through on opportunities discussed.

The students attended three tradeshows–Magic, Premier Magic (high end designers) and Magic Sourcing.  There were also many workshops on various business, branding or sourcing, they attended.  Some of our students actually made purchases for their current retail position, as buyers.

I think the sourcing show helped them make fabric, quality control and manufacturing connections.  It also helped them understand the production and sourcing processes.

In addition, many of them realized there are other jobs, like sales rep positions, that they could also pursue.

The students read about this show in text books and many of them may never get a chance to participate at their future career level.

Fashionable pets by Jennifer Ruffini

Fashionable pets? You bet!
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Pet’s fashion by Jennifer Ruffini form her last show
“i’m ready to keep working on new designs and ideas for the pups the next show!”
Way to go Jen!

Gabriela Hernandez awarded with 1st. price

Art Serve’s Annual Red Eye Event, a gallery show which promotes fresh,
underground art and fashion.

Corset fashion by Gabriela Hernandez

Corset fashion by Gabriela Hernandez

Opening Night fashion designers showed
their collections.

Corset fashion by Gabriela Hernandez

Corset fashion by Gabriela Hernandez

Judges Jimmy Star and Joanie Cox awarded Gabriela
Hernandez with 1st. price.

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Corset fashion by Gabriela Hernandez

Corset fashion by Gabriela Hernandez

A spread on Beyond Elite Magazine, from The

World of Jimmy Star Publications bringing “The Good Times in Fashion,
Sex, Politics & Entertainment to the Thinking Person”.

read more and see more images from the event on the website of Beyond Elite Magazine

Photography by Bert Lind