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1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33132-1418   |    1.305.428.5700

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-- Angelo Rosa, Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Design, The Art Institute of New York City, 2014

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Students and Graduates from Miami International University of Art & Design Dive Into Fashion Swim Week - 25 Students to Showcase their Swim Wear and Resort Collections Students and Graduates from Miami International University of Art & Design Dive Into Fashion Swim Week - 25 Students to Showcase their Swim Wear and Resort Collections

- 25 Students to Showcase their Swim Wear and Resort Collections 

[Miami, FL June 24, 2015] – Fashion students and recent graduates from Miami International University of Art & Design will exhibit their skills and creativity with a swim wear and resort collection runway show. Part of this year’s Fashion Swim Week, the show will take place under the Funkshion Fashion Tent on 21st and Collins in Miami Beach on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 1pm. 

This marks the first year that Miami International University of Art & Design has partnered with Funkshion Swim Week to provide a career-starting platform for up-and-coming designers. To earn the honor of showing their collections, the 25 designers competed against fellow students and graduates and were selected based on their finished garment. 

A number of the designers changed careers to pursue their passion for fashion including French born, Virginie Fallon Romier who after working in finance most of her career and raising three teenage sons decided to take a chance on her passion and is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design. For her swimwear collection, Virginie started her process with research and trend forecasts and was quickly drawn to neon colors and vinyl as a reflection of Miami Beach and the music conferences that take place in the Spring. “The visceral trend immediately reminded me of Ultra Music Festival, the Music Conference and the many pool parties in Miami Beach – all perfect for elaborate swimwear,” says Virginie Fallon Romier. 

Ximena Lopez also changed gears after obtaining an Associate of Arts in Business Administration to pursue her passion. Born in Peru, Lopez comes from an artistic family and always doubted her own creativity. After working in business, she realized that the business side of the world was not her true passion or calling. With a business degree in hand, she decided to shift career paths and pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design. For her Swim Week design, she pushed herself way outside her comfort zone by designing menswear. Her vision for this design was to create a high-tech, futuristic active wear garment that was suitable for swimming. 

Several students were asked to design more than one garment for the show including Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design student Stephanie Castanon whose collection includes both women and menswear. Her menswear look consists of a bright floral design, which then color-blocks into a black and white floral print with stripe detailing, all printed on silk fabrics. She uses silk organza to add a sheer element that also serves to provide breathability to the garment for the summer heat. Her woman’s wear swimsuit consists of a two-piece mesh-neoprene and ultra mesh that imitates the sheer organza used in the menswear piece. The cover up is made of reversible sequins that changes from bright, iridescent colors, to black upon brushing your hand through it. 

“We are so proud of the swim wear and resort collections our students have created and are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase their creativity, skills and talents in our very own show for Swim Week this year,” says Charlene Parsons, director of Fashion programs at Miami International University of Art & Design.  

For additional information regarding participating designers and/or tickets, please contact Marcia Gomez, magomez@aii.edu. Images

available upon request. To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Fashion Department in advance at

305.428-5839.

Miami International University of Art & Design is located at 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33132. For information, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/miami, call 800.225.9023, or email  aimiuadm@aii.edu 

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change.  Miami International University of Art & Design 1501 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33132 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Ai Miami Students Create Fashions for Men's Cancer Awareness Ai Miami Students Create Fashions for Men's Cancer Awareness

(Miami, June 2015)  In honor of Men’s Cancer Awareness Month, Miami International University of Art & Design will host and showcase garments created with vintage ties in collaboration with Macy’s South Beach and Not 1 Forgotten, an organization created to raise awareness of men’s cancer and encourages men to get regular checkups. The event takes place on June 11, 2015 at 6pm at the University, 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida. Not 1 Forgotten and Macy’s South Beach will also have a raffle where they’ll be giving away four baskets and two art pieces. 

Students from the fashion programs will showcase 15-20 garments created from men’s vintage ties and incorporating the organization’s blue and black necktie into their design. The garments will be judged and the top 10 will be selected to be on display at Macy’s South Beach store for their commemorative event featuring men’s cancer survivors on June 18, 2015 from 6pm-8pm The winning students will receive a Macy’s gift card and bragging rights. The garments will be on display at Macy’s South Beach through Father’s Day.  

 “This is a great opportunity for our students to be involved with such an amazing cause. There have been so many of us impacted by cancer and men’s cancer in particular, this is a great way for us and our students to create awareness and give back,” says Charlene Parsons, fashion director for Miami International University of Art & Design.

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Miami International University of Art and Design, 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33132-1418 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.
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The Winning Designers in This Year's Style 2015 Fashion Show The Winning Designers in This Year's Style 2015 Fashion Show

Miami, FL March 24, 2015 – On March 23, over 80 students of Miami International University of Art & Design showed off their creativity, talent and hard work as part of the annual fashion show held at the Funkshion Fashion Style Village Fashion tent in Miami Beach.


Guests were greeted into the tent by a fashion exhibit entitled, Hope. The Hope exhibit featured a collection of Menswear inspired and created to raise awareness on what it means to be homeless. The design of the garments reflect the students’ interpretation of this important social issue. For example, one jacket was purposely designed without arm holes – as the designer interpreted being homeless as feeling powerless and stuck. Other students created a transparent garment and a hoodie without a face opening to signify the feelings of transparency that many of the homeless may experience from their community and society in general. The exhibit will be on display throughout the week later moving to the University’s main gallery in April.

 
The judges this year consisted of designer Danny Santiago – Stylist/Designer, Renato Armijo – Chernaya Fashion Director and Luis Toro – Perry Ellis


The judges this year consisted of designer Danny Santiago – Stylist/Designer, Renato Armijo – Chernaya Fashion Director and Luis Toro – Perry Ellis

 

JEWELRY COLLECTION AWARD

 Karen Correa, AA Accessory Design

 

HANDBAG COLLECTION AWARD

 Odna Chakkas, AA Accessory Design

 

EDITORIAL AWARD

 Regini Mari, AA Fashion Design

 

COCKTAIL AWARD

 Eleane Arroyave, BFA Fashion Design

 

PERRY ELLIS WOMEN’S WEAR AWARDS

 Virginie Romier, AA Fashion Design

Mimmy Begazo, BFA Fashion Design

 

PERRY ELLIS MENSWEAR AWARDS

 Jennifer Gonzalez, BFA Fashion Design

Jennifer Hairfield, BFA Fashion Design

 
Miami International University of Art & Design is located at 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33132. For information, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/miami, call 800.225.9023, or email aimiuadm@aii.edu.

 Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Miami International University of Art & Design 1501 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33132 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

 See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.



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