Alberto Arroyo Blob


Name: Vices: A Love Story (a contemporary musical) Description (left to right): Chocolate and silver lame trapeze dress, Silver sequence tail jacket and silver lame pants, white tulle ball gown and chocolate and silver lame trapeze dress. Inspiration: Hershey's candy bar fantasy


AIFL fashion club proudly presents a Fashion Design Alumni whose designs have come a long way throughout the South Florida theatrical industry. Alberto Arroyo graduated from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a passion for costume design. After finishing school he pursued his dream and started designing for many theatrical plays and entertainment companies such as Florida Grand Opera, PGT Entertainment and Caldwell Theatre.

Name of the play: The Voysey Inheritance (1905) Description of garments (Left to right): evening gowns in lace, brocade, Taffeta and silk. Inspiration: Edwardian Period and Gibson Girl

You might have recognized his work in Caldwell theatrical plays such as Frost/ Nixon, Dangerous, Something’s Afoot, Vices: A Love Story, The whipping Man, The Voysey Inheritance, Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play, The Old Man and the Sea and Distracted.

Alberto got nominated for a Carbonell Award in the category of Best Costume Design and that was selected “Best Theatrical Costume Design” of 2010 by The New Times Broward/ Palm Beach in their edition of Best of 2010.

Keep up the great job Alberto!

Name of play: Somethings A' Foot (a musical 1935) Description of garments (left to right): Yellow cotton embroidery afternoon dress, wool plaid skirt suit, royal blue back crepe satin evening gown and the maid, black cotton dress with white cotton apron. Inspiration: England 1935 and Agatha Cristie's murder mysteries.


by Deborah Lindenfeld


Las Olas Wine and Food Festival

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.


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.


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

Costume Fashion show : photography and commentary by Rachel Perry

In addition to our report from The Broward Leadership Foundation fashion show posted on this blog we present today overview of the event by Rachel Perry. Rachel is not only participated in the event as a makeup artist but she photographed during the event and she wrote an article about the show ( she is so versatile!!! :))

So please read Rachel’s essay and enjoy photos by her. Thank you Rachel!!!

Marie Antoinette style costumesModel : Jennifer Bucnik. Designer : Kafi Roberts.

The event’s Royal theme was complete with red carpet, horn players greeting guests as they arrived, string quartet, and even the Queen herself!

The 18th century created by Mrs. Ivanova’s costume class fit fabulously into the theme.Marie Antoinette style costumes

Model : Linda Larson. Designer : Kafi Roberts

The models doubled as mannequins-standing stone-still, only occasionally changing positions. This, combined with the whimsical dresses, and perfectly executed make-up, one would have thought he or she was looking at a masterpiece painting from the 1700’s.
Vanessa Victores. Designer : Kellye Bergin

Model : Vanessa Victores. Designer : Kellye Bergin

The guests were clearly impressed, taking pictures and talking excitedly about the show. Overall, the theme and music paired with the Art Institute students creations gave the feel of stepping back in time. Cheers!

Rachel Perry



Models: Jennifer Bucnik, Yulia Klintsevich, Linda Larson , Jesennia Nehin, Vanessa Victores, Donna Bien-Aime, Sara Leone and costume class instructor in charge Mrs. Ivanova