Style Wars

Boca Raton Town Center Mall presented its annual
Town Center Style, a weekend long event showcasing the fall’s hottest
fashion and lifestyle trends. One of the events, “Style Wars”

Style Wars Competing and winning design  

Group picture of the Style Wars winning team and their design

Group pocture of the Style Wars winning team and their design Photographer: Humberto Vidal

Team of designers working on their competing dress.

Team of designers working on their competing dress. Photographer: Manny Lopez


featured three student fashion design teams from the Art Institute of
Fort Lauderdale. Town Center Style was designed with a touch of pink
in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Style Wars Competing and winning design Credits: Photographer: Humberto Vidal
Style Wars Competing design

Style Wars Competing design Credits: Photographer: Humberto Vidal

“Style Wars” was coordinated by the project leader, Stacey Berthil, of
the Fashion Honors Group at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. The
event consisted of designers Mitchell Perry and Emily Gould,
Narishdath Maraj and Maria Alejandra Onfre, and Sandra Gigler and
Rafaela Oliveria.

Style Wars Competing design

Style Wars Competing design. Credits: Photographer: Humberto Vidal

Each team had an hour and a half to create and
execute a pink garment to be showcased and evaluated by four local
celebrity judges. The winning team of the competition; Mitchell
Perry, 6th quarter Bachelor of Fashion Design student, and Emily
Gould, Associate of Fashion Design Alumni, became inspired by the pink
breast cancer ribbon to create the garment. Both designers and model
Alexandra Giasullo, each received a $50 Simon Gift Card for their
collaboration in the event.

Group picture of the three competing teams with their garments and models

Group picture of the three competing teams with their garments and models Credits: Photographer: Manny Lopez

Team of designers adding finishing touches to their creation  Credits:  Model: Deborah L  Designers: Narish and Maria  Photographer: Manny Lopez

Team of designers adding finishing touches to their creation Credits: Model: Deborah L Designers: Narish and Maria Photographer: Manny Lopez

By Erin Klein and Jackie Dawson