The Art Institute of New York City to Light up the Runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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 their2036921487-3 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.

For more information on The Art Institutes system of schools, visit www.artinstitutes.edu, and on The Art Institute of New York City: www.artinstitutes.edu/new-york-city, call 800.654.2433 or email ainycadm@aii.edu.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Announces Preliminary Schedule for the new York Spring/Summer 2014 Collections

Summer may be almost over, but the fashion industry is kicking into high gear as the 2014 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Shows are just a few weeks away from their debut. Mercedes-Benz Fashion (New York) Week draws hundreds of thousands of fashion fans to New York City, and today IMG Fashion, owners and producers ofMercedes-Benz-Fashion-Week_06 the Event, announced the preliminary line up of designers who will take center-stage at Lincoln Center, September 5-12, 2013.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week truly embodies the global scale of the fashion industry and highlights the limitless boundaries of design. A leader in the global fashion event circuit; Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York has the highest number of international designers who choose to make this Event the home for their Collection debuts,” says Christina Neault, Executive Producer, IMG Fashion Events and Properties. “As well, with three fashion schools and numerous emerging designers presenting alongside their established colleagues, Lincoln Center is the place to discover the next rising star.”

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York is internationally recognized as the world’s stage to premier the latest744px-mercedes-benz_logo_svg developments in cutting-edge fashion to the global fashion industry,” said Stephanie Zimmer, Manager of Brand Experience Marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA. “The excitement is building in anticipation of what will hit the runways from both the well-known designers and emerging talent showing this season.”

Over 100,000 guests, journalists, buyers and members of the industry make Lincoln Center become the heartbeat of the city for the 8 days of shows and events. Title sponsor Mercedes-Benz is joined by DHL, American Express®, Maybelline New York, TRESemmé, Samsung, Reel Code, Style Network, WGSN, Beck’s Sapphire, The New York Times, as well as Women’s Wear Daily and Getty Images.

September 5th

  • 9AM NICHOLAS K at STUDIO
  • 10AM BCBGMAXAZRIA at THEATRE
  • 11AMR ICHARD CHAI at STAGE
  • 1PM SUPIMA at STUDIO
  • 2PM TADASHI SHOJI at STAGE
  • 2:30-3:30PMC ANDELA at BOX
  • 3PM DESIGUAL at THEATRE
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