The Fashion Accent Art Show

The art exhibition “Fashion Accent” by Irina Ivanova was officially opened last week. The art show runs through March 31st  in the Mark K. Wheeler Gallery .Gallery hours are M-F: 8am-10pm; Sat.: 9am-5pm; Closed Sundays and Holidays. Gallery  is located on the first floor of the college at 1799 SE 17 Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316, call for info 954.308.2109.

More information about the  art-show’s website   and on the art-show’s blog

Thank you all who joined us on the opening. Please read below the article and enjoy the photos  by Louise Hendry (Fashion Merchandising Student .AIFL).

“Inspiring!” was the word of the evening on
who were there to support their favorite teacher. Many viewers told me
that she had changed the way they draw. It was refreshing to be in a
gallery full of people smiling and enjoying the art rather than
scratching their heads in confusion. In Ms. Ivanova’s art work, you
can feel the flow of the ideas from the head to the hand in her fluid
lines. Each piece has a sense of playfulness and wit. The reception
was successful and because it was so easy for everybody to celebrate
the work of someone who inspires and enlightens.

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article and photos by Louise Hendry . Fashion Merchandising Student .AIFL

More photos and more information about the show art-show’s website   and on the art-show’s blog


South Florida’s Project Runway

As reported in the Sun-Sentinel…

Designer wannabees, your time has come!

The 10th anniversary of Miami Fashion Week will open with an up-and-coming South Florida designer showcase.  As Beth Sobel, founder and president of the event states, “We’re trying to give the younger guys or the new guys a chance to have a show”.

Miami Fashion Week will be held at The Soho Studios Wynwood Pavillion in Miami’s new Wynwood Arts District April 9-13, 2008.  The deadline for entry in the designer search is February 15, 2008.  Ten (10) designers will be chosen to show two outfits each in the opening showcase.  Designers will be charged a fee to cover the cost of models.  One designer will be chosen as the Best New Designer in South Florida and presented an award at the closing of Miami Moda & Music Awards show on April 13, 2008.

Designers specializing in women’s wear (day and or evening), menswear, swimwear from Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are eligible.  The designer must have been in business for a minimum of two (2) years continually designing collections with a minimum of four (4) collections in total or two (2) collections per year.  Each collection must have a minimum of ten (10) pieces.  The label must be sold in at least one (1) store.

Designer hopefuls must submit six (6) photos of actual garments (NO SKETCHES) and a biography to:  All designers submitting photos will be invited to attend the show and the seminars on business and trends hosted by Global Purchasing Group and Citibank during the fashion week.

AIFL fashion on the Front Page of today’s Sun-Sentinel Lifestyle Section

This article appeared on the Front Page of today’s Sun-Sentinel Lifestyle Section, continues on 2E. Congratulations to Andre West, Mariella Adrian, and all the fashion students and alumni who participated in this fabulous event!

Sun-Sentinel Lifestyle Section

Fashion:Latinas Celebrate Style and Distinction

Mrs. AdrianBy Melanie De Vito

The 6th Annual Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity Luncheon was held on Friday, August 17, at the Signature Grand to honor outstanding Latinas in the South Florida community and, for the second consecutive year, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale fashion show was a tremendous hit.

Proudly showcasing their unique designs on the runway and being inspired by their own Hispanic heritage, seven of AiFL’s Fashion Design students were highlighted during the afternoon’s festivities. With famously festive Latin music jazzing up the ballroom and exciting the crowd of over 900 and with faculty instructor Mariella Adrian providing commentary, students Vivian Ruiz, Kyra Jachode, Ana Rodriguea, Jorge Alor, and Nicole Arellano, and graduates Sheila Rodriguez and Maria Solis, showcased their creative collections on the runway.

In addition to the full page complimentary ad and acknowledgmentLatinas Celebrate Style and Distinction

The designer’s collections were each inspired by their very own Hispanic roots. Kyra Jachode, a native of Puerto Rico, incorporated her country’s unique organic landscaping into her garments. “I wanted to create a collection that integrated the natural beauty of the countryside with the youthful flare of the city life,” said Jachode. Her collection featured empire waistlines, bellowing silhouettes, pleating detailing, unique shirring, and smocking effects.

“Many of us live in South Florida because of its diversity and bringing students together from different parts of the world to work on a project like this really shows that the community can not be divorced from its surroundings,” said Andre West, Program Chair for Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising.

in the event program, promotional cards featuring the college’s designers and Passion for Fashion competition were placed on all the tables.

Hispanic Women of Distinction put on fashion show on the Sun-Sentinel

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Hispanic Women of Distinction put on fashion show on the Sun-Sentinel website !!

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