Art in the park ft. Elease Donovan

The Arts in the Park event took place on Saturday March 10th, 2012 it was a collaboration of all departments from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale featuring reality star Elease Donovan.

Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection- pink sequined two pieces bathing suit with high waist bottom

Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection- pink sequined two pieces bathing suit with high waist bottom

Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection - multi-colored snakeskin prints two pieces bathing suit.
Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection – multi-colored snakeskin prints two pieces bathing suit.

Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection – black sequined one piece cut out bathing suit.

Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection – black sequined one piece cut out bathing suit.

The Arts in the Park event took place on Saturday March 10th, 2012 it was a collaboration of all departments from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale featuring reality star Elease Donovan. She is an upcoming swimwear designer attending the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale perusing her passion for fashion as a Fashion Merchandiser. The honors class produced a fashion show, show-casing her new swimwear collection of 12 garments. The audience responded positively to the designs, which were young and innovative with a chic style. Maria Rivas, Daniela Neira, and Kayley Stewart were project managers for this event.
Elease Donovan’s swimwear collection- multi colored one piece cut out bathing suit

Advertisements

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

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:  info@miamifashionweek.com.  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.