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Special Topics Class at The Art Institute of Tampa Works with Brazilian Fashion Designer Rogerio Martins


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 [Tampa, FL – September 20, 2012]  This past June, students from the “Special Topics in Fashion” class of the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion & Retail Management program had the opportunity to work with Brazilian Fashion Designer Rogerio Martins, who showcased his unique wearable art and fashion creations, during “The Garden Of Rogerio,” a gallery fashion event at The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design.

The exhibit was curated and executed by Fashion & Retail Management students enrolled in the “Special Topics in Fashion” class at The Art Institute of Tampa. The course, designed as an elective for upper level fashion students, focused on exploring costume design.  Specifically, the course required students to compare and contrast fashion design and the idea of “fashion as theatre.”

Fashion designer Rogerio Martins’ work was used to illustrate the theme of the course. Martins is known for his unusual fabrics and materials inspired by the feminine mystique and Brazilian culture. Martins studied at The University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has a bachelor of fine arts from International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa, Florida.  His creations have been showcased in exhibits at the Dunedin Fine Arts Museum, The Tampa Museum of Art, and Saks Fifth Avenue, and featured in Bay Magazine, WOW - World of Wearable Art in New Zealand, Vertical Tampa Bay and on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival.

The show was the culmination of the course and included a special appearance by the artist himself. At the show, models wore fantastical pieces from Martins’ wearable art collection, which showcased a theatrical sensibility.

The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, is located at 4401 N. Hines Avenue, Suite 150, Tampa, FL 33614. For information, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/tampa, call 1.866.703.3277 or email aitaadm@aii.edu.

The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, is one of The Art Institutes (http://www.artinstitutes.edu/), a system 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 included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 3110. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important information

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