Las Olas food and wine festival fashion showby AIFL Fashion students.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Fashion department. Las Olas food and wine festival fashion show.

VIP Reception: (left to Right) Andre West (The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Chairman, Fashion Design), Whip Cream, Designer: Benjamin Odom, Model: Aika, Forbidden, Designer: Amy Arellano, Model: Amy Arellano, En Salada, Designer: Jorge Rodriguez, Model: Rochelle LaBrie, Devil’s Food Cake, Designer: Kaila Contraila, Model: Marissa Tatakis, Chuck Nagele (The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale .President), Picnic Salad, Designer: Deborah Majen, Model: Deborah Majen.

The yearly Food and Wine festival was a great success this weekend Saturday May 15th, in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas! The American Lung Association of Florida under the direction of their regional director Paula Predergast showcased the Food and Wine Festival.  This event attracted more than 2,000 people. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Fashion Honors Group, instructors Andre West and Chrisa Tatakis, with the help of Aveda Hair and Make-up directed and produced the fashion side of this iconic show. All the garments were inspired by food and wine and designed by…you guessed it the fashion design students of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Las Olas was turned in to celebration of food and wine.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Fashion department

Model lineup: (left to right, designer and model) Grapefruit, Designer: Erin Pulipo, Model: Olga Krolevich, Grapefruit, Wedding cake dress, Designer: IshkandaMahruzar, Model: IshkandaMahruzar, Strawberry Cupcake, Designer: Jose Edugoray, Model: Dalya Vidal, Wine, Designer: Dalya Vidal, Model: Kellen Villa, Upside down pineapple, Designer: Batoul Al Kamha, Model: Sarah Schossow, Picnic Salad, Designer: Deborah Majen, Model: Deborah Majen, En Salada, Designer: Jorge Rodriguez, Model: Rochelle LaBrie, Devil’s Food Cake, Designer: Kaila Contraila, Model: Marissa Tatakis, Whip Cream, Designer: Benjamin Odom, Model: Aika, Wedding Cake, Designer: Amy Gavel, Model: Amy Gavel, Forbidden, Designer: Amy Arellano, Model: Amy Arellano, Campbell Soup, Designer: Kerry Szymanski, Model: Rachel stone and Christina.

Photographer: Humberto Vidal
Writer: Angelica Calad
Information: Narishdath Maraj
Posted by Andre L. Milman

Advertisements

Las Olas Wine and Food Festival

las_olas_wine_and_food1
Another one bites the bullet” Andre West stated as the Fashion Show ended and the eye candy descended on the streets of Las Olas Blvd.
las_olas_wine_and_food_festival_fashion_0192

las_olas_wine_and_food_festival_fashion_01_42las_olas_wine_and_food_festival_fashion_01_52las_olas_wine_and_food_festival_fashion_01_71las_olas_wine_and_food_festival_fashion_0112las_olas_wine_and_food_festival_fashion_0122

This was our fifth year with the Wine and Food Festivities and to tell you the truth our talent is like wine the older we get the better it produce.

las_olas_wine_and_food_festival_fashion_013las_olas_wine_and_food_festival_fashion_01_32

Among some of the designs were The Dear Sweet Cupcake Dress designed by Christian Tinson and the Marshmallow Fondue dress Designed by Lorena Pires that placed first place. The garments all were crafted to resemble a food or to have some type of food included in the garments. The show was a success. We look forward to next year’s showing.

by Sheila Rodriguez

Food and wine festival feedback


note from Andre J. West.
Chair of the Fashion Department.
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
I just wanted to add to the applause to the students for the wonderful garments that were on display it was truly amazing!
Thank you Ms O’Reilly and Ms Adrian for inspiring them all


I just wanted to add to the applause to the students for the wonderful garments that were on display it was truly amazing!

Thank you Ms O’Reilly and Ms Adriana for inspiring them all

I have put in a few pictures to see what went on and I have put what I took on the Gerber Drive if anyone has more pictures there is a folder in there to put them on.

Mr. West