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

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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

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!

AIFL fashion trip to Europe

With 7 days in Europe and 2 days of travel the group of students from the Art Institute toured around some of the most inspiring cities of Italy and France. The group arrived to the city of Milan where the trip began. The first city on the itinerary was Verona, which is home to the famous balcony in which Shakespeare’s story of Romeo and Juliet is inspired. The city is full of fashion stores, typical markets and is also home to Italy’s 3rd largest Roman Amphitheater. On the second day the group jumped on a boat and sailed to Venice where the group visited the Palazzo Ducale, a glass blowing workshop, traditional lace making school and the very traditional gondola ride.
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On the third day the group kissed good bye to the region of Veneto and toured towards the Tuscany. There two days were spent at the Renaissance home town, Florence. The group had walking tours of the city, visited the Piazza della Signoria where the Palazo Veccio is found and a wonderful open air sculpture museum. The students got to see wonders of the city such as the cathedral with its dome and bell tower, a jewelry demonstration, a fake versus real leather demonstration, wine tasting and the Ferragamo Shoe Museum.
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On the Fifth day of the trip the group traveled to France. On the way there was a short visit to the city of Pisa to visit the leaning tower. The first stop on France was the beautiful sea side city of Nice. While on the area the group visited a perfume factory in Eze and the Principality of Monaco. Some time was also spent in getting to know the city of Nice with its lots of shopping spots and its antique area.

Days six and seven were dedicated to the city of love, art and fashion: Paris. Here the group mixed and matched the sightseeing by bus and in the Seine river, the Eiffel tower visit and the Louvre with one of the world’s most famous fashion weeks, where the students had the opportunity to attend trade shows and fashion shows as well a remarkable exposition in honor to the little black dress. Some extra activities included visiting the atelier of Lefranc-Ferrant, Aux Laines Escoceses concept store, Versailles palace and the Moulin Rouge.
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article by Diana Sofia Parra photos by Luzmaria Palacios

The Art Institutes Passion For Fashion Competition

The Art Institutes Passion For Fashion Competition

The Art Institutes Passion For Fashion Competition

The Art Institutes Passion For Fashion Competition
High school seniors who are graduating in 2010 and are interested in either fashion design or fashion marketing programs are eligible to compete for this scholarship. Learn more: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion

Lunch provided! Get tips on your entry!

* Fashion Design – Room 218
* Fashion Merchandising – Room 220
you could win a trip to NYC’s Fashion Week, greetingwith Seventeen magazine, & $500 shopping spree.

Reserve your workshop spot: aiflcommunications@aii.edu