Fashion at the Wine and Food Festival

On April 20th, 2012 The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Honors Group collaborated with Paula Prendergast for The Las Olas Wine and Food Festival. The pre-VIP show was wonderful and featured themed garments such as The Burnt Breakfast, Butterscotch Candy, Grapevine, Saki, Bottle of Wine, Pineapple, and The Las Olas Wine and Food Festival couple.

DJ Morph showing his love for AI

DJ Morph showing his love for AI

Models mingling in VIP. Models from left to right: Tia Morrill, Miranda Coleman, Mirissa Tatakis, Autumn Harris, Lauren Coleman, Dolly Peel. Photographer: Humberto Vidal
Models mingling in VIP. Models from left to right: Tia Morrill, Miranda Coleman, Mirissa Tatakis, Autumn Harris, Lauren Coleman, Dolly Peel. Photographer: Humberto Vidal
Models from left to right Marissa Tatakis, Miranda Coleman, Tia Morrill, DJ Morph, Dolly Peel, Autumn Harris, Lauren Coleman
Models from left to right Marissa Tatakis, Miranda Coleman, Tia Morrill, DJ Morph, Dolly Peel, Autumn Harris, Lauren Coleman

Unfortunately we got rained out because we were in the middle of Las Olas Boulevard and we were not able to showcase all of the amazing designs. Mangos Restaurant and Lounge came to our rescue as they surprised us by allowing us to go through with our fashion show on their dance floor. Dr. Andre West and Chrisa Tatakis were within the attendees and project managers included Daniela Neira, Alexandra Rouzier, Gabrielle Cohen, and Brittany Vasquez.

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Renaissance Festival

The Renaissance Festival was nothing but a sea of interesting people, clothing, and acts that gave all of us AI students a taste the époque. We had a beautiful tent set up where we were known as the Dress Makers’ Guild of The At Institute of Fort Lauderdale. We were given the opportunity to showcase the talents of the fashion design students with their garments, while the fashion merchandisers ooh’d and ahh’d the passerby with their charm. Demos were given every hour in order to gain the attention of people walking around. Every day The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale held a fashion show at noon displaying our most popular and eye catching period garments.

Fairies at the Renaissance Festival.

Fairies at the Renaissance Festival.

Show and performance schedule of the Renaissance Festival.

Show and performance schedule of the Renaissance Festival.

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Dress Makers’ Guild tent.

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Dress Makers’ Guild tent.

Harlequins at the Renaissance Festival.

Harlequins at the Renaissance Festival.

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with renaissance garments lining up for fashion show.

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with renaissance garments lining up for fashion show.

Crew of Art Institute students working at the Renaissance Festival posing with a group of performers.

Crew of Art Institute students working at the Renaissance Festival posing with a group of performers.

People walking amongst the grounds of Quiet Water Park were embossed in the food, the vendors, and each other. Not only was everyone in character, but the garments that people wore were amazing in the sense that they immediately displayed who and what they were.

The festival has been going on for two weeks now, and thankfully, we still have three weeks to go! This is nothing close to normal, and we are all thankful for that. It is not always the case where glamour and innovation is solely sought out or even found at the most current fashion shows. Unusual places and people can definitely surprise you at the most unsuspecting times

By Samantha G and Tiffany A