Student and Alumni Designers Present Spring 2014 Capsule Collections
Amid storied fashion houses, famed couturiers and industry elite, The Art Institute of New York City’s next crop of young designers will bring their fashions to the fashion industry’s largest stage – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Taking their skills from the classroom to the runway, six students and four recent graduates will present their Spring/Summer 2014 Capsule Collections on Thursday, September 5, at 6 pm at The Stage at New York’s Lincoln Center.
The Art Institute of New York City is part of The Art Institutes educational system (www.artinstitutes.edu), which comprises of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions of The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of New York City is located at 11 Beach Street, New York, NY 10013.
This incredible opportunity will give these ten talented students and alumni of The Art Institute of New York City the chance to present their looks to an international audience and get a glimpse at what it takes to market themselves and their designs to the press, potential clients and buyers. Their collections will include both women’s and men’s sportswear and eveningwear, showing the culmination of techniques learned in the classroom and brought to life by the range, vision and creativity of the young designers.
“At The Art Institute of New York City, our fashion program emphasizes innovation and creativity in fashion design while providing students the technical knowledge needed to enter the fashion industry,” said Amanda Lovell, Academic Department Chair of Fashion at The Art Institute of New York City. “We balance developing their creative vision, building technical skills such as patternmaking and draping, and business skills like marketing, client relations and business practices.”
“It is so gratifying to watch our students come into their own as designers and artists,” continued Lovell. “The knowledge and confidence that our students will gain from showing their collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will be invaluable as they transition from novices to professionals in the fashion industry.”
For more information about the students and graduates showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, follow #AiNYC, #MBFW, #NYFW and visit http://aifashionweek.com/mbfw2013/index.htm. An interactive story about the designers and the show appears on The Art Institutes website.
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