No Label Fashion Show – November 29, 2012

Since The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale usual fashion shows consist of an actual catwalk and runway models, we decided to switch it up a bit and bring a current European trend to Fort Lauderdale by mixing fashion and art. We decided to have each graduating designer do a photo shoot showcasing the lifestyle and mood of their collection. Christa Tatakis and Shelia Walden, the honors instructor and department chair, assigned one designer to one honor student in order to help them. The honor students were involved in locating a photographer, models and figuring out a location for the designers shoot. On the night of November 29, 2012 at 7pm the VIP reception filled with industry professionals came to see the show.

designer:steve soto

designer:steve soto

designer: rochelle labrie

designer: rochelle labrie

designer: elizabeth belgrave

designer: elizabeth belgrave

No Label Fashion Show – November 29, 2012

There was a gallery exhibition upstairs and a live model instillation downstairs that the guests could see right as they walked in. The gallery exhibition showcased two of the best pictures from the designer’s photo shoot as well as a live model wearing one of the garments.

Written by: Anna Escalante

designer: anna topf

designer: anna topf

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale semi-annual Bachelor Fashion Show.

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At the beginning of the spring term, the Fashion Honors Group was given the
opportunity to plan, produce, and execute the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
semi-annual Bachelor Fashion Show.

After many meetings headed by Mr. West and Mrs. Tatakis, the theme, “Elements,” was born, where earth, wind,
water, and fire came together for one powerful show.

Designer: Beverly Adejobi. Afrika Bamboo Collection, tribal prints
Designer: Beverly Adejobi.Afrika Bamboo Collection, tribal prints

The show opened
with designer Beverly Adejobi, whose collection was based on tribal prints in
earthy colors and pops of bright pinks and oranges.

Designer: Orly Romay. Just Me, Pre-teen

Designer: Orly Romay. Just Me, Pre-teen

Orly Romay’s
collection, “Just Me,” was a unique young girls’ line of denim overalls and
ruffled dresses caught the attention of the audience with its innocence and
sweetness.

Designer: Marina Cvetkovik.  Femme Fatal, avant-garde style

Designer: Marina Cvetkovik. Femme Fatal, avant-garde style

Marina Cvetkovik’s collection, called “Femme Fatal,” was
inspired by futuristic avant-garde styles, showcasing architecturally shaped
dresses combined with beautiful laces and corsets.

Designer: Brandy “ Le’Tron” Harris. Iconic Diversity, Divas.

Designer: Brandy “ Le’Tron” Harris. Iconic Diversity, Divas.

Brandy “Le’Tron”
Harris’s collection was “Iconic Diversity,” a procession of costumes
representing divas such as Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, and Beyonce ruled the runway
with their outfits and hit pop song interpretations.

Designer: Diana Parra. Conteporary Affair, vintage lingerie

Designer: Diana Parra. Conteporary Affair, vintage lingerie

Designer Diana
Parra’s graced the audience with two collections, the first which was
“Contemporary Affair,” berry-and-tan couture swimwear reflecting the classic
lingerie construction and romantic affairs.  Parra’s second collection,
“Lolita,” was made up of pink swimwear inspired by French vintage silhouettes
with modern touches.

Designer: Aijamal Baetova.“Aika”, 1920’s inspired

Designer: Aijamal Baetova.“Aika”, 1920’s inspired

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Aijamal Baetova’s “Aika” collection took us on a
trip back in time to the 1920’s. Her line was included reinterpreted flapper
dresses, vintage hairstyles, fringe, and handmade beaded jewelry.

Designer: Sandra Gigler  “Mystic” wines and berry’s inspired

Designer: Sandra Gigler “Mystic” wines and berry’s inspired


Sandra
Gigler’s eveningwear collection consisted of elaborately draped gowns in various
shades of wines and berries.  Most of the dresses were stunningly constructed
from organza and faux silk

Designer: Narishdath Maraj. Description: traditional Indian bride meets Victorian

Designer: Narishdath Maraj. Description: traditional Indian bride meets Victorian

In Narishdath Maraj’s cultural collection, we
were taken on a special journey to a place where a traditional Indian bride
meets Victorian details in hot colors and ethnic makeup that gave us.  The
gorgeous garb was an amazing way to close the “Elements” fashion show.

by Elisa Santiago
All Photos Photographed by: Humberto Vidal

Fashion Paradox fashion show

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fashion Paradox fashion show. The Fall/Winter 2007 From boxing to Rainbow Brite, mysterious hooded figures to flower petals…The Art Institute ’s student show was a Fashion Paradox indeed! The show featured the final projects of bachelor fashion design students in women’s wear and children’s wear. Each of the ten designers brought something totally unique, and the result was positively amazing. Each collection had a theme or inspiration behind it, and although they were very different from each other, the designers used their talents to update, or put an innovative twist on the garments in a ground-breaking way.

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fashion Paradox fashion show
Danielle Sprague ( in the middle)
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fashion Paradox fashion show
LaToya Tyson, ( second form the right)
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fashion Paradox fashion show
Kimberly Peters ( in the middle)
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fashion Paradox fashion show
Alisa Watson
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fashion Paradox fashion show
Erin Pickrell with model showing her design ( see photo below)
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fashion Paradox fashion show,
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fashion Paradox fashion show
Maegan McGovern, with models showing her designs ( see photos below)
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fashion Paradox fashion show
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fashion Paradox fashion show

The colors, textiles, silhouettes, and methods of constructions meshed with the inspiration behind each collection were truly something to behold. All of the blood (what designer hasn’t pricked themselves on a needle???), sweat, and tears has come together, with each student given the chance to display their work with a grand finale that is the culmination of years of work.

The show itself was put on by Ms. Pierre’s Fashion Show Production class. She and her students did a fabulous job planning and organizing the show, as well as executing gorgeous hair and make up. The technical side of the show was handled by Art Institute students in various departments, such as Video Production. And of course, Fashion chair Mr. West was as debonair as ever as the shows emcee.

The music and models worked well, reflecting the designs (Jasmine Harris’ boxing inspired line was backed by the legendary Rocky theme song, with the models throwing out a jab here and there).

Overall, the show was an adrenaline fueled whirlwind of color and textures. There is no doubt that each of the graduating students will make a mark with their inventive talents …here’s hoping the fashion world is ready for them!

Very special thanks to Ms. Pierre-whose talent, drive, encouragement, and most of all PATIENCE made the show a smashing success! We love you Ms. P!

  • Thanks to Cinema Paradisio for hosting the show!
  • Thanks also to the models and everyone who volunteered at the show
  • Designers:

    Bergin, Kellye
    Harris, Jasmine
    McGovern, Maegan
    Peters, Kimberly
    Pickrell, Erin
    Sprague, Danielle
    Thompson, Tisha
    Tyson, LaToya
    Watson, Alisa

Reviewed by: Rachel Perry

Photography by: Rachel Perry

The Bachelor Graduate Show is coming!

The Bachelor Graduate Show is coming!

There are only 200 seats available.

Tickets will also be sold on Thursday Nov 29 in room # 334 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Bachelor Graduate Show

Bachelor Graduate Show