Epilepsy Charity Fashion Show

On Friday, May 24th, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale presented a charity fashion show to help raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. It was a family event that took place in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in front of the Village Pump and Grill and a few of the surrounding streets There was entertainment for the whole family, which included a live band, food, drinks, auctions and, of course, a fashion show. All of the proceeds that were raised from the auction went to the Epilepsy charity; we received a total of $800 that night.

Dress designed by an Art Institute student Jean-Baptiste-Riverie and modeled by Anna Richter during the Epilepsy Charity Fashion Show. Blog written by Leather Chantelle and edited by Chrisa Tatakis.

Dress designed by an Art Institute student Jean-Baptiste-Riverie and modeled by Anna Richter during the Epilepsy Charity Fashion Show. Blog written by Leather Chantelle and edited by Chrisa Tatakis.

a. Caption: Dress designed by Art Institute student alumni Mitchell Perry and modeled by Carmen Massey during the Epilepsy Charity Fashion Show. Blog written by Leather Chantelle and edited by Chrisa Tatakis.

a. Caption: Dress designed by Art Institute student alumni Mitchell Perry and modeled by Carmen Massey during the Epilepsy Charity Fashion Show. Blog written by Leather Chantelle and edited by Chrisa Tatakis.

The Fashion Honors group, Project Manager Leather Chantelle, Fashion Design Instructor Charisa Tatakis, and Fashion Director Sheila Walden, organized and managed the event.
The garments that were showcased at the event were inspired by art work that was created by people who had a recent epilepsy episode. The designers of the garments were Christina Bartosh, Elana Carne`, Jean-Baptiste Riviere, Rhiannon Schawagel, Aura Nino, and Mitchell Perry.Written by: Leather Chantelle
Edited by: Chrisa Tatakis

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

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

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.

JAFCO and AIFL

On May 3rd, 2012 the Fashion Honors Group produced a fashion show at The Polo Club in Boca Raton, for the JAFCO (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options) annual fundraiser luncheon. This show featured 12 Art Institute designers, as well as using five adult models and seven child models. Over 400 people were in attendance. The audience enjoyed socializing while having lunch minutes before the show, as the models waited backstage eager to show off their looks. The fashion show was so pleasurable that members of the audience wanted to purchase a few of the garments after the show was finished. Allison Chen, project manager of the event, designed five clutches featuring Swarovski crystals that were modeled in the show and auctioned off immediately after the show, raising over $3,500 for JAFCO. JAFCO is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to abused and neglected children in South Florida. This event was a fun, upbeat, and extremely successful!

Strutting down the runway at the JAFCO event.  Photographer: Gabby Cohen

Strutting down the runway at the JAFCO event.
Photographer: Gabby Cohen

The models having some fun on the runway at JAFCO. Photographer: Gabby Cohen

The models having some fun on the runway at JAFCO. Photographer: Gabby Cohen

: Getting beautified for the JAFCO fashion show.  Photographer: Jason Christopher

: Getting beautified for the JAFCO fashion show.
Photographer: Jason Christopher

The girls striking a pose for the cameras, backstage at JAFCO. Photographer: Jason Christopher

The girls striking a pose for the cameras, backstage at JAFCO. Photographer: Jason Christopher

Madison Boyle getting her make-up done for the JAFCO fashion show Photographer: Jason Christopher

Madison Boyle getting her make-up done for the JAFCO fashion show
Photographer: Jason Christopher

 

To all. Just wanted to send a quick note to thank you all again for the AMAZING SHOW!! It was a huge hit – as you know, and we were blown away with the success of the live auction as well!!!

Your professionalism, enthusiasm, responsiveness and of course, the creative talent, was remarkable.

It was a great pleasure to work with you and I hope that we will get to do so again in the future…yes, Chris and I are chairing the event again next year, and maybe we could brainstorm something for next year that would be fresh and fun. Please send our regards to the entire team at the Art Institute and those gorgeous models (and unbelievably adorable kids!!!)

Thanks again, from the Crazy Co-Chairs
Marci and Chris, JAFCO

Check out the JAFCO fashion show at: http://youtu.be/9HvDKBBEMoY