2011 Miami International Fashion Week competitions

White dress designed by Eduardo de las Casas

White dress designed by Eduardo de las Casas


Hello Everyone,

We are very pleased to announce
the opening of the 2011 Miami International Fashion Week competitions with new rules, new judges and new prizes!  We have worked very hard to create an exciting opportunity for your students to engage in a variety of competitions in fashion design, graphic arts, photography and a new division with jewelry design!  And don’t forget your recently graduated students with the emerging designer competition. Please follow the
above links for all of the information.

Former AIFL fashion design student Eduardo de las Casas presents his collection.

Former AIFL fashion design student Eduardo de las Casas presents his collection.

Emerging designer Erin Healy with model (left)

Emerging designer Erin Healy with model (left)

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Erin Healy

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Erin Healy

Winner of the emerging designer contest, Prasgant Sudha walking on the runway after presenting her collection

Winner of the emerging designer contest, Prasgant Sudha walking on the runway after presenting her collection

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Prasgant Sudha

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Prasgant Sudha

Pink ruffled dress designed by fashion design student Fatima Mohammed

Pink ruffled dress designed by fashion design student Fatima Mohammed

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Ramona Rusu

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Ramona Rusu

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Rey

Dress by winner of the Emerging Designer contest, Rey

As always,
please let  know if you have any questions and we look forward to
supporting your students as our next generation of creative talent
takes the world by storm! Many thanks for your support and Good
Luck!

Beth Sobol

PresidentSobol

Fashion Productions Miami International
Fashion Week9378 NW 8th Circle Plantation, FL 33324 USA

Tel: 954-476-5761

Fax: 954-476-8697

Cell:954-249-4081

sources

http://www.miamifashionweek.com

http://www.sobolfashion.com

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Annual Fashion Show

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Annual Fashion Show called “Schematics”

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

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?”

read the article

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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

Dress like Beyonce Contest . Obsessed

obsessed_poster_3The Dress like Beyonce Competition was held on April 23, 2009 the evening of the screening of the Obsessed movie starting Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter and Idris Elba. The movie is basically a remake of fatal attraction with a crazy twist.

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The fashion Students of Aifl were challenged to make or style garments that Beyonce Knowles would wear. Among those student designers were Brandy Harris, Sheila Rodriguez and Alinne Netto. The garments and models were judged by the crowd. In first place came Brandy Harris. His garments are now being displayed in the window on the right hand side of the elevators. Thank you very much to all participating students.

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by  Sheila Rodriguez