Students and Graduates from The Art Institutes to Debut Fall/Winter 2016 Collections During New York Fashion Week

13 Up-And-Coming Fashion Designers To Experience Career-Defining Moments On New York City Runway

New York Fashion Week is an event attended by the fashion elite, celebrities, and designers working to prove that their hard work and dedication can make an impact in the fashion industry. For 13 designers from The Art Institutes system of schools, Fashion Week is a chance to showcase the talent, determination, and creativity they’ve transformed into their Fall/Winter 2016 collections.

Stephanie Castanon sketch

Stephanie Castanon sketch

These designers—both current students and recent graduates—understand that fashion is more than buzz-worthy garments. It’s a process that involves inspiration, sketching, fabric selection, garment construction, and endless revisions before a creation can be shown. They’ve overcome challenges and pushed their creative limits. Along the way, they’ve proven that they have what it takes to design and present a collection on one of fashion’s most prestigious runways. This marks the seventh season that The Art Institutes has partnered with New York Fashion Week to provide a career-starting platform for its budding designers. These promising designers will debut their Fall/Winter 2016 collections on Tuesday, February 16, at 8:30 pm, at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station.

Alejandra Isunsa sketch

Alejandra Isunsa sketch

Since their selection, the 13 finalists have stretched their personal boundaries and worked closely with faculty mentors to finalize their collections. The designers were born as far away as Iran, Vietnam, and Haiti. Yet each shares a common bond—a love of fashion and the determination to pull together a collection within a demanding timeframe. The designers are current students and graduates of Art Institutes locations in Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, and Vancouver.

Bahareh Memarian sketch

Bahareh Memarian sketch

We are excited to once again showcase our students’ and graduates’ work at New York Fashion Week. This is a true career building experience for them, in which their passion, skills, and creativity can shine through in front of an international audience,” said Tim Moscato, Chief Operating Officer, The Art Institutes.

Get a front row view of the show during the live stream runway event, 8:30 p.m. on February 16. Visit https://www.artinstitutes.edu to watch online alongside viewers from across the globe. Additional information about the designers’ backgrounds and the inspiration for their collections is featured on The Art Institutes’ blog, https://www.artinstitutes.edu/blog. (Follow The Art Institutes On Facebook TwitterTumblrInstagram, and YouTube.)

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