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Fashion Design

Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Art Institute of Atlanta–Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta can help you prepare for it.

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This Art Institute program is no longer accepting new students. Currently enrolled students can find out more about this program below.

Fashion Design

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Ai Atlanta - Decatur Students Show Collections at RAGTRADE Atlanta Ai Atlanta - Decatur Students Show Collections at RAGTRADE Atlanta

(Atlanta, October 2015)  Two fashion design students made their mark on Atlanta’s fashion scene at RAGTRADE Atlanta’s 2015 Runway Show.  Andre Bryson and Zonia Santander, both students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design degree program at The Art Institute of Atlanta – Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, had their debut on their five-piece collections in a presentation titled “new voice of fashion,” on Wednesday, October 14. 

Andre Bryson’s collection, Nuclear, is inspired by the late 50s early 60s housewives. His ready-to-wear/resort looks are his interpretation of how those women would dress today.  Zonia Santander’s collection includes dresses and separates in classic silhouettes, given a modern spin with a bold color palette of red, black and white.  Sketches and photos of some of the looks can be seen here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7zx65rd857fcpmn/AAAcCBveytl4oiVQeraS8-zra?dl=0 . For more information on RAGTRADE Atlanta, visit http://www.ragtradeatlanta.com/


The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University The Art Institute of Atlanta, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, One West Court Square, Suite 110, Decatur, GA  30030 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

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Lambert H.S. and Stephenson H.S. Seniors Named Local Winners in The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, Passion for Fashion Competition 2014 Lambert H.S. and Stephenson H.S. Seniors Named Local Winners in The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, Passion for Fashion Competition 2014

Alexandra Porter was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Design category. Lindsay Palmer was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category.

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition gives high school seniors the opportunity to use their flair for fashion and eye for style to earn tuition scholarships.

Porter, a senior at Lambert High School, earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of Atlanta--Decatur. Palmer, a senior at Stephenson High School, also earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of Atlanta--Decatur.

In addition to their tuition scholarships, Porter and Palmer will progress to the national round of The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition where their entries will be judged against other local winners from throughout North America for the Competition’s grand prize: a half- tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school, and a VIP trip to New York City to include a “meet and greet” at Seventeen’s New York City offices, lunch and a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with a Seventeen Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple.

In the Fashion Design category, entrants were required to submit three images of original sketches of a summer wear garment. In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, entrants were required to submit images of a fashion trend board, predicting the next big trend in fashion.

For more information on this year’s Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion.

The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur

The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is One West Court Square, Suite 110, Decatur, GA 30030. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur Fashion Students Present “Junkyard Geisha” Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur Fashion Students Present “Junkyard Geisha”

Dash into spring with fun, flirty fashions at “Junkyard Geisha,” a fashion show presented by students at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta. Inspired by the novel and movie, “Memoirs of a Geisha,” and  Harajuku Street Style, “Junkyard Geisha” will feature theatrical designs created by Creative Costumes, Inc., a theatrical costume and design rental facility located in metropolitan Atlanta. Paul Mitchell The School-Atlanta will style hair and make-up for the show.

The event will be Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Decatur Recreational Center in the multipurpose space, at 2131 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030. A reception and mixer will begin at 6:00 pm, with the show starting at 7:30 pm. Admission is $15; $5 for students with ID. Reservations are recommended; for reservations and more information, contact Dr. Courtney A. Hammonds, program coordinator of Fashion at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, chammonds@aii.edu. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Event sponsors include Michelle M. Lynch of Poshe Productions and Sheen Magazine.  Carlos Antoine, a student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, is providing graphic design services. Fashion Design faculty member Ralliford Hall, an Atlanta-based fashion designer (www.rallifordhall.com/), is a consultant for the show.

A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s event will benefit “Our Seeds Tomorrow” (www.ourseedstomorrow.org/), an organization dedicated to helping improve the lives of people in Liberia through education and ecological conservation. Their primary commitment is to universal education and the empowerment of the less fortunate by contributing to the elimination of illiteracy.

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 866.856.6203.

The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur

The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur is located at One West Court Square, Suite 110, Decatur, GA 30030. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design is designed to prepare students to meet the current needs of the fashion industry and give students an opportunity to become creative designers who can develop fashion apparel for a specific target market. This degree program emphasizes innovation and creativity in design.

Along with foundation-level technical skills, students will have the opportunity to develop competencies such as research skills, visioning, and critiquing, through manual and computer work. Students will be introduced to the basic skills of construction, sewing, flat pattern drafting and draping. Courses are designed to teach students how to take ideas from the planning stage through the construction process to the finished garment. Students then have the opportunity to move on to the development of collections with opportunities to present their creativity in fashion shows and competitions.

This Baccalaureate program is designed to provide a fundamental background in fashion design, through the introduction to the theory and practice of draping, pattern drafting, construction and sewing, fashion illustration, and creative design. These skills are enhanced through computerized patternmaking and design hardware and software systems. Advanced courses are designed to provide students with instruction on surface design and enable students to select a professional direction in women’s, men’s or children’s design. The program is designed to develop professional skills as well as technical knowledge.

Students with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design are prepared to seek entry-level positions such as Assistant Designers, Design Technicians, Textile Designers, Fashion Illustrators, Sourcing Specialists, Merchandise Managers, and Product Development Specialists. Students may be able to pursue opening their own businesses in clothing design and production, retailing and couture boutiques.
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