No Label Fashion Show – November 29, 2012

Since The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale usual fashion shows consist of an actual catwalk and runway models, we decided to switch it up a bit and bring a current European trend to Fort Lauderdale by mixing fashion and art. We decided to have each graduating designer do a photo shoot showcasing the lifestyle and mood of their collection. Christa Tatakis and Shelia Walden, the honors instructor and department chair, assigned one designer to one honor student in order to help them. The honor students were involved in locating a photographer, models and figuring out a location for the designers shoot. On the night of November 29, 2012 at 7pm the VIP reception filled with industry professionals came to see the show.

designer:steve soto

designer:steve soto

designer: rochelle labrie

designer: rochelle labrie

designer: elizabeth belgrave

designer: elizabeth belgrave

No Label Fashion Show – November 29, 2012

There was a gallery exhibition upstairs and a live model instillation downstairs that the guests could see right as they walked in. The gallery exhibition showcased two of the best pictures from the designer’s photo shoot as well as a live model wearing one of the garments.

Written by: Anna Escalante

designer: anna topf

designer: anna topf

Fashionable Teacher’s Night Out

 Art Institute, Passion for Fashion Competition, Dinner, Teachers

High school teachers from near by schools having dinner at the Ai gallery Designer: Jennifer Rodriguez Photographer: Manny Lopez

Last Thursday, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale hosted a dinner party for high school teachers all around South Florida. This function was to introduce them to the Passion for Fashion competition. Shortly after the teachers arrived, the Fashion Department Chair, Andre West, presented a short video detailing the fine points about the contest. The teachers were informed that student participants will design a garment in the hopes of being granted a full scholarship to The Art Institute.

 Art Institute, Passion for Fashion Competition, Dinner, Teachers,

Art Institute gift bags for visiting teachers. Credits: Photographer: Manny Lopez

Once the presentation was over, everyone enjoyed a “Fashionable French” themed dinner that included traditional mushroom crepes, chicken roulade, potatoes au gratin, and of course champagne. The atmosphere was welcoming, the food was tasty, and the teachers were very pleased with the hard work put in by the Fashion Honors Group.

Art Institute, Passion for Fashion Competition, Dinner, Teachers

Faculty members of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale welcome guest teachers Credits: Photographer: Manny Lopez

Art Institute, Passion for Fashion Competition, Dinner, Teachers

Fashion department chair, Mr. West, welcoming guest teachers Credits: Photographer: Manny Lopez

By Shannon Kahan

Alberto Arroyo Blob

 

Name: Vices: A Love Story (a contemporary musical) Description (left to right): Chocolate and silver lame trapeze dress, Silver sequence tail jacket and silver lame pants, white tulle ball gown and chocolate and silver lame trapeze dress. Inspiration: Hershey's candy bar fantasy

 

AIFL fashion club proudly presents a Fashion Design Alumni whose designs have come a long way throughout the South Florida theatrical industry. Alberto Arroyo graduated from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a passion for costume design. After finishing school he pursued his dream and started designing for many theatrical plays and entertainment companies such as Florida Grand Opera, PGT Entertainment and Caldwell Theatre.
 

Name of the play: The Voysey Inheritance (1905) Description of garments (Left to right): evening gowns in lace, brocade, Taffeta and silk. Inspiration: Edwardian Period and Gibson Girl

 
You might have recognized his work in Caldwell theatrical plays such as Frost/ Nixon, Dangerous, Something’s Afoot, Vices: A Love Story, The whipping Man, The Voysey Inheritance, Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play, The Old Man and the Sea and Distracted.

Alberto got nominated for a Carbonell Award in the category of Best Costume Design and that was selected “Best Theatrical Costume Design” of 2010 by The New Times Broward/ Palm Beach in their edition of Best of 2010.

Keep up the great job Alberto!
 

Name of play: Somethings A' Foot (a musical 1935) Description of garments (left to right): Yellow cotton embroidery afternoon dress, wool plaid skirt suit, royal blue back crepe satin evening gown and the maid, black cotton dress with white cotton apron. Inspiration: England 1935 and Agatha Cristie's murder mysteries.

 

by Deborah Lindenfeld

VIP PAC reception at the fashion department of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Guests at attendance, PAC Members, faculty, Staff, Alumni, Honor Students, Graduating student’s friends and family.

Honors Project hosted the VIP reception for the Professional Advisory Committee honoring the Bachelor Graduate designers at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Fashion Honors Students, Narishdath Maraj, Angelica Calad and Chair of Fashion, Andre West addressing the audience.

VIP PAC RECEPTION
On the 13th of June 2010, the Fashion Honors Project hosted the VIP reception for the Professional Advisory Committee honoring the Bachelor Graduate designers who presented their final collections at the Schematics Fashion Show.  The event was held at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s Mark K. Wheeler Gallery. This event was used to showcase the inspiration and mood of each collection before our eleven designers presented their collection.

Information: Narishdath Maraj
Photo by: Sarah Schossow

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

fashion show “Schematics”

Schematics Fashion Show

On June 13th, 2010 The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented their 10th annual student and alumni fashion show. “Schematics” was the theme and name of the show. The event took place at The Renaissance Port Everglades Hotel. Members in charge of directing the show were merchandisers and designers under the direction of Ms. Pierre. Joe Del Sordo led his digital media and video production crew, under the direction of Amy Phillips to organize and execute the success of Schematics.

After a long eventful college journey at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, the eleven Bachelor designers presented their final collection to the local fashion industry. Each line was inspired by different moods, colors, silhouettes, fabrics, and themes ultimately based on the designer’s concepts and vision.

This event was the product of constant work during ten consecutive weeks by the Fashion Show Production class. The victory of their achievements were reflected in the impeccable organization and flow of the show from the runway, lighting, models, garments, make up, guests, and other details that only such a wonderful team could have exhibited.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented their 10th annual student and alumni fashion show. “Schematics”

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented their 10th annual student and alumni fashion show. “Schematics”

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented their 10th annual student and alumni fashion show.

designer: Rachael Bauman

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented their 10th annual student and alumni fashion show.

designer: Jennifer Rodrigues

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented their 10th annual student and alumni fashion show. “Schematics”

designer: Shannon Kwong, modeled by Alessanda Gil-Martin

by Angelica Clada,Deborah Lindenfeld and Narishdath Maraj

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.

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Gilberto Alvarez of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Gilberto Alvarez of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

congratulations Gilberto!