Shuzz Blog

Fashion. All ticket proceeds along with auction items were donated to the Shuzz foundation which helps give children around the world shoes that are less fortunate. The occasion took place in Boca at the Signature Flight Support. The Fashion Honors Group, project manager, Amanda Monroe, Chrisa Tatakis, and Shelia Walden, organized and managed the installation.

Jean Baptise Riviere Shuzz scholarship recipient

Jean Baptise Riviere Shuzz scholarship recipient

Jose Echegaray.

Jose Echegaray.
Mitch Perry.
David Smith.
Shuzz art and fashion

           On Saturday March 9th the Art Institute was invited to take part in a generous charity fundraiser called, SHUZZ Art and The installation included a small plane, 10 Louis Vuitton vintage luggage, along with 10 different dresses designed by the students and alumni from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Richie Baptiste Rivière won a scholarship for $1,000 for best garment.

Written by: Amanda Monroe

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A Day in Fashion

Lance Gordon, Hollis Dominick. A day in fashion.

Lance Gordon, Hollis Dominick. A day in fashion.

On March 5, 2013 the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with Sheila Walden, Chrisa Tatakis, Project Managers Ashley Duch and Vicaya Fleming along with the Fashion Honors group hosted an event entitled, “A Day in Fashion” where fashion industry professionals came and spoke to the Fashion Department about their different experiences in the field. The speaker’s included Lance Gordon an Art Institute alumni and his partner Hollis Dominick from The Design Principles, Armando Perales, also an Art Institute alumni and CEO of Raconteur, Inc., and Zack Spechler attorney at law.

Written By: Ashley Duch

The Urban Coastal Fashion Show

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented the Urban Coastal fashion show at Brisky Gallery in Wynwood, Miami.

Model: Chelsea Combrink.designer: Alexandra Grief. photographer: Umberto Vidal

Model: Chelsea Combrink.designer: Alexandra Grief. photographer: Umberto Vidal

The production was headed by Ashley Lipson along with Chrisa Tatakis the professor for the fashion Honors program, and Shelia Walden, fashion department chair. Urban Coastal was a collaboration of swimwear and street wear. All of the swimwear designers were current students and alumni of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. The featured designers were Ritchy Rivière, Alexandra Grief, Alison Everett, Nicole Valera and Elaine Carne.The stylists who created the urban flair were Ashley Duch, Breanna Hutchings, Vicaya Fleming and Ashley Lipson. Hairstyles were provided by D Jones (representing Nue Studio) and Patricia Kelly, while makeup was done my Simone Starr. Musical entertainment was by M.O.M. (Mercy of Music). Jason Christopher, Humberto Vidal and Jeffrey G. Lipson photographed the event. With a special thanks to Dr. Pete West for supporting the Honors group with this event.

Model: gia longo|designer: alexandra grief|photographer:humberto vidal

Model: gia longo|designer: Alexandra Grief
photographer:Humberto Vidal

Written by: Ashley Lipson

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

White Party

On Friday November 2, 2012 Winter Fest kicked off the season with the White Party at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. Fashion designers; Autumn Harris, Andrea Boyle, Vanessa Cadvid, Barbara Euter, Carolina Silva-Matute, Elisa Zalewski, Stephanie Jereda, and Fiona Proserpi, created all white garments inspired by theatrical looks.

The models pose before getting onto the pedestals at the Harbor Beach Marriot Fort Lauderdale

The models pose before getting onto the pedestals at the Harbor Beach Marriot Fort Lauderdale

Caption: Tia Morrill posing on the pedestal at the Winter Fest White Party 2012

Caption: Tia Morrill posing on the pedestal at the Winter Fest White Party 2012

sunamys  villalba  glavida  alexis fashion show

Caption: Sunamys Villalba poses as she walks the catwalk during the Glavida Fashion Show.

The Fashion Honors Group, Chrisa Tatakis, Instructor, and Sheila Walden, Directior assisted in the production of presenting the models on pedestals. Models were featured at the walk way and entrance of the White Party event. For a complete theatrical look, both garments and hair were white for a dramatic and vibrant makeup looks. Overall it turned out to be an outstanding event.

Written by: Rachel Stone-Ruiz

The Festival of Chocolate Presents Chocolate Yumway Accessory Collections

The Festival of Chocolate Presents Chocolate Yumway Accessory Collections:

Fashion Honors Group participated in The Festival of Chocolate hosted at Nova Southeastern University on October 13th-14th, 2012. The event showcased The Chocolate Yumway featuring The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s chocolate inspired accessories. Chrisa Tatakis directed the event while the Honors Group worked behind scenes at the Yumway. The fashion show consisted of nine looks, created by six different designers. Designers include Erica Mahmood, Rachel Stone, Emily Vernon, Karina Galarasa, Stefany Borjas & Dianna Peel. The collections included headbands, hats, necklaces, bracelets, bags, earrings & belts. They were all made using chocolate wrappers and inspired by current industry trends. Industry professionals, whom awarded Karina Galarasa with best overall collection, judged the show. Congratulations to Karina! Featured below is Karina’s collections inspired Katy Perry.

Fashion’s Night Out on Worth is in the bag

Daily News Fashion Editor
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale students competing for cash scholarships were at 23 businesses along the three-block stretch of Worth Avenue Wednesday afternoon, installing their creations made of the individual store’s shopping bags.
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Rosmery Pamplona, left, and Grace Hogan arrange the window display Wednesday at Aveda in preparation for Fashion’s Night Out. Students from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale designed dresses made from the shopping bags of 23 stores on Worth Avenue. Aveda’s is designed by Megan Francis

Fashion’s Night Out on Worth is in the bag.

Preparing for Fashion's Night Out on Worth.