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 Viva Verano fashion show

The Viva Verano fashion show

The Viva Verano fashion show

The Viva Verano fashion show was very unique and exciting for the Honor’s Program students to help out with. Along with this quarters Honor’s Program students, former Honor’s students and business partners of Global Fashion Agency, Kathleen Ross and Jackie Brennan ran and operated the show. After being asked to help them with this show, the Honor’s students gained useful knowledge by participating in real world fashion shows.

In order to make this show happen, students were in charge of casting models for the designer, Astrid Rodriguez for her fabulous styles in bathing suits. Make-up artists and hair dressers from Glam Squad were right at hand helping out before the show making the ladies look glamorous!

The Viva Verano fashion show
by Katie Priestley

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!

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

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.

BRAVO NOW CASTING FASHION DESIGNERS FOR NEW REALITY SERIES!

BRAVO

NOW CASTING

FASHION DESIGNERS FOR NEW REALITY SERIES!

Do you think you have what it takes to be the world’s next hot fashion designer?  We’re currently accepting applications from talented designers where the winner will win a large cash prize.

You must attend one of our nationwide casting calls to meet with our fashion consultants in LA, Miami, Chicago, or New York*!

Do you think you have what it takes to be the world’s next hot fashion designer? We’re currently accepting applications from talented designers where the winner will win a large cash prize.

You must attend one of our nationwide casting calls to meet with our fashion consultants in Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, or New York*!

MIAMI CASTING INFORMATION

DATE: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8TH, 2008

TIME: 11AM to 5PM

LOCATION: AERO BAR

247 23RD ST.

MIAMI BEACH, FL. 33139

You must bring 3 articles of clothing that best showcase your work as a designer as well as a portfolio and a completed application to the casting!

FOR ALL CASTING CALL INFORMATION AND TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION

PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE

http://www.bravotv.com/Casting/index.php

Casting Information Hotline : 888 453 9018

*Additional dates and/or cities for open calls may be added in Producer’s sole discretion.