Fashion Houston five: Moving Fashion Forward with The Art Institutes

By: The Art Institutes

November 18, 2014

From interns, to designers, to scholarships, The Art Institute is a proud sponsor, partner and beneficiary of Audi Fashion Houston five set to occur November 18 through 21 at the Wortham Theater Center.

“Fashion Houston five is the perfect example of how we at The Art Institute of Houston like to engage with the community,” said Susanne Behrens, president of The Art Institute of Houston. “Our students are getting real-world experience in fashion serving as interns backstage. They are busy dressing models, steaming garments, assisting with production and coordination, and helping to mitigate the exciting mayhem that can occur backstage at any fashion show.”

The Art Institute of Houston also has four designers sashaying their skills on the runway. There are three graduates of the Fashion Design bachelor’s degree program: Brecchia Demartini, Lee Yates and Paola Contreras; and one current student in the Fashion Retail & Marketing program, Clarence Lee.

“We are really taking it full-cycle,” said Jared Lang, founder of Fashion Houston. “We’re engaging The Art Institute of Houston’s students, showcasing graduate and student fashion skills, and then we’re providing scholarships from our proceeds to benefit two well-deserving students to continue to fuel their dreams.”

About Fashion Houston 5:

Iconic and emerging designers collide on the audi Fashion Houston five runway at the Wortham Theater Center for the freshest fashion experience in Texas.  Join us to celebrate Fashion Houston’s 5th year in star-studded style November 18-21, 2014 with some of the most sought after designers on the FH5 runway.  Aiming to position the energy capital of the world as a first-class fashion destination, Fashion Houston will host thousands nightly at runway shows and incredible after parties for the ultimate fashion and lifestyle experience.

About The Art Institute of Houston:

The Art Institute of Houston 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 Houston is located at 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas, 77027. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email address is

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By: The Art Institutes

November 18, 2014