JAFCO Charity Fashion Show

On Thursday, May 2nd, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale was invited to take part in JAFCO’s 11th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon; a wonderful benefit to raise money and awareness for the JAFCO foundation. All ticket proceeds along with auction items were donated to JAFCO. JAFCO provides at-risk children and their families with assistance programs and services including group homes, foster care, adoption, and family preservation programs among many other things.

Kimonos being modeled by a child and an adult model at the JAFCO charity fashion show. The garments were being auctioned to help raise money.

Kimonos being modeled by a child and an adult model at the JAFCO charity fashion show. The garments were being auctioned to help raise money.

Dress designed by Kawande King, modeled by Marissa Tatakis at the Polo Club for a JAFCO charity luncheon.

Dress designed by Kawande King, modeled by Marissa Tatakis at the Polo Club for a JAFCO charity luncheon.

The occasion took place at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. The Fashion Honors Group, project manager, Breanna Hutchings, Fashion Design Instructor Chrisa Tatakis, and Fashion Director Shelia Walden, organized and managed the fashion event. The show included beautiful women’s evening wear garments from Anna Topf, a current fashion design student, and Jose Echegaray and Kawande King, alumni of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. In addition to the evening wear, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale’s design class, lead by Ms. Wanita Alcena, created fun children’s wear dresses. Auction items included beautiful kimonos with fashion illustrations designed by Fashion Illustration instructor Mrs. Irina Ivanova, and handbags designed by Fashion Design student Jacob Morales.

Children’s wear dress designed by a student at the Art Instistute of Fort Lauderdale modeled by a child model at the JAFCO charity fashion show. Blog

Children’s wear dress designed by a student at the Art Instistute of Fort Lauderdale modeled by a child model at the JAFCO charity fashion show.

Written by: Breanna Hutchings
Edited by: Chrisa Tatakis

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The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale charity fashion show for Epilepsy Foundation

On Saturday, March 10th The Fashion Honors Group at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale hosted a fashion show at ArtsPark in Hollywood, Florida. This event was in collaboration with several of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale departments such as culinary, graphic design, animation, and video production.

Model: Alejandra Vallejo  Designer: Anna Topf

Model: Alejandra Vallejo Designer: Anna Topf

Model: Autumn Harris Designer: Michaela Perinchief

Model: Autumn Harris Designer: Michaela Perinchief

Model: Taylor Morgan  Designer: Mitchel Perry

Model: Taylor Morgan Designer: Mitchell Perry

Model: Alejandra Vallejo Designer: Carrie Cochran Cabrera

Model: Alejandra Vallejo Designer: Carrie Cochran Cabrera

This fashion show was to create awareness for The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, and is most often associated with autism. We showcased purple themed garments by students and alumni of Ai. The Fashion Honors Group raised about $2,500 towards the cause. Alexandra Rouzier, Allison Chen and Gabrielle Cohen were project managers for this successful event. Instructors overseeing this event were Chrisa Tatakis and Andre West.