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

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The Art Institute of New York City Takes Fashion from Classroom to Runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week The Art Institute of New York City Takes Fashion from Classroom to Runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

[LOS ANGELES, CA September 4, 2012] – The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, North America's largest system of culinary programs offered at more than 40 Art Institutes schools, announces the launch of The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour. The tour is inspired by Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, bringing cooking competitions to communities in Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

Culinary Arts students to battle it out with Food Truck favorites in four cities

The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour coincides with the third season of Food Network’s hit reality competition series The Great Food Truck Race, which can be seen on Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. through the September 30 finale. Culinary Arts students from The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes will be asked to battle local food truck favorites. The trucks will each be challenged to create a dish that includes the same ingredients. Celebrity chefs plus contestants from previous seasons of The Great Food Truck Race, The Lime Truck and Sky’s Gourmet Tacos, will be on-site to judge the matchups.

The tour will provide guests and aspiring student chefs with the ability to watch the competitions live, taste diverse cuisine from participating local food trucks and to take photos on-site with local celebrity chefs. A portion of each participating truck’s sales will benefit the local Art Institutes’ culinary scholarships.

“The food truck phenomenon is certainly a culinary industry trend we want to expose our students to as another way to pursue a fulfilling career in the industry,” said Chef Michael Nenes, assistant vice president of Culinary Arts for The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes. “This tour will allow our students to put their skills to work beyond the classroom and showcase their knowledge of world cuisines in a once unconventional environment of a food truck, all while having fun with the local community.”

The tour will also showcase talented graduates from The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes who have garnered national recognition including Jesse Brockman, a 2009 alumnus of The Art Institute of California – Orange County with an Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts, who was a member of The Great Food Truck Race winning team last year with The Lime Truck.

The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour – Event Information
The community is invited to enjoy The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour experience at several venues. The truck will make an additional community appearance on the Huntington Beach Pier on September 15 and the cooking battles will be held at Art Institutes’ campuses at the following locations at no cost to attend:

Cooking Battle - September 5, 2012
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
674 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Cooking Battle - September 8, 2012
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University
2900 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Cooking Battle - September 13, 2012
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of California - Orange County, a campus of Argosy University
3601 W. Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Cooking Battle - September 22, 2012
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of California - San Diego, a campus of Argosy University
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108

Follow the tour on Facebook at facebook.com/artinstitutes and Twitter at #AiFoodTruck.

About The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

About The Great Food Truck Race
Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race returns for a third season this summer, with host Tyler Florence presiding over the cross-country culinary road trip with a brand-new twist: no longer a competition between current food truck operators as in prior seasons, this high-stakes battle is between eight teams who desperately want to be in the food truck business - they have a dream, a concept and insane culinary skills. Each three-person team is provided a vehicle for the race, but only the grand prize winner gets to keep their food truck and a $50,000 cash prize to start their dream business. From mobile mini-pies and authentic Aussie grub to specialty waffles, each team's inspired cuisine and road strategy is put to the test in city-specific challenges that begin at a Long Beach, Calif. lighthouse and continue through the finale at the West Quoddy Lighthouse in Maine, the easternmost point of the United States. For even more Food Trucks, viewers can visit www.foodnetwork.com/foodtrucks all season long for exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, video recaps and weekly blog posts. Fans of The Great Food Truck Race can also check out their favorite food trucks from previous seasons with the newly launched Food Network On the Road app for iPhone® and iPad® available for free download on iTunes. Food Network's On the Road will provide fans with a curated selection from Food Network chefs, and from hot spots seen on hit shows like Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and Best Thing I Ever Ate. For more information about Food Network On the Road, visit http://www.foodnetwork.com/ontheroad.

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Say “I Do” to Bridal Accessories Say “I Do” to Bridal Accessories

Finally found the perfect dress? Well, now its time to go from blushing bride to a fashion stand-out your family and friends will be talking about for years. Whether you prefer the classic elegance of old-Hollywood glamour or the daring innovation of the avant-garde, Fashion instructors from several Art Institutes school locations share trends in bridal accessories that can help you achieve a one-of-a-kind look on your wedding day.

Accessories can be a fun and easy way for brides to add some creativity to their style, while also showing off their personality. According to Erica Sewell, Fashion Instructor at The Art Institute of New York City, one way to look unique on your wedding day is through headpieces.

Headpieces:
Brides are trading in traditional veils in lieu of headbands, fascinators, blushers, feathers and for the daring brides, hats. Jewels and headbands, like the ones seen recently on Kim Kardashian and Alicia Keys, are another great alternative to traditional veils. Along with the jewels and headbands, Sewell is also seeing more Eastern-looking head jewelry.

Tiaras are another bridal classic that are getting a makeover. They are being replaced by birdcage veils, which are short, face-framing veils that were popular in the 40s, and fascinators, like those seen during the royal wedding.

Jewelry:
When looking at jewelry, many brides are keeping it simple or focusing on statement pieces that can be worn again and again after the wedding is over. “Your dress you wear one time. Your accessories are alifetime,” said Michelle Zabel, Fashion Instructor at The Art Institute of Washington — Northern Virginia, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta. “People are spending more on their accessories, because they can wear them again.”

Another trend in jewelry is vintage pieces. “Brides are incorporating vintage pieces from their family,” said Michael Watson, Fashion Instructor at The Art Institute of Charlotte. These pieces are not only unique, but they also have sentimental value. And, whether vintage or new, brooches and lariats are making a return to the scene, but are being used in unexpected ways. Lariats are long chains that can be wrapped around the neck several times with the ends either hanging loosely or tied into a “y” shape. According to Sewell, “If a bride has a dress with some back detail, some are using a lariat in reverse so the long part is hanging down the back.” Instead of finding brooches only on the dress, brides are now using them to accessorize their bouquets.

Feathers:
If the thought of a feathered headpiece worthy of Carrie Bradshaw’s couture-clad bride seems a little extreme for your tastes, don’t worry. Feathers are definitely having a fashion moment, and the ways to incorporate them are endless. According Watson, “feathers have transitioned into an inexpensive way to make your look unique.” Sewell agrees, noting that people are putting feathers on fascinators, clips, combs and veils. “Feathers are a big story as far as headgear,” she said.

Headpieces aren’t the only place one can find feathers. Just like brooches, they are also turning up on wedding bouquets. “Flowers have been clean, simple, minimal and accessorized with pearls, feathers and rhinestones,” said Watson.

Shoes:
What girl doesn’t love her shoes, and for today’s bride pretty much anything goes. For something unexpected, brides can add a pop of color with their shoes or even go a little trendier with lace booties. Sewell said she is also seeing shoes in general becoming less traditional and more casual. This includes taking a fashion cue from the guys. “Some brides are wearing sneakers, such as Chuck Taylors, because the grooms are wearing sneakers,” said Sewell.

To learn more about The Art Institutes schools visit www.artinstitutes.edu.

The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 45 educational institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University. 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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Students and Graduates from The Art Institutes System of Schools Put Their Best Fashion Forward at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Students and Graduates from The Art Institutes System of Schools Put Their Best Fashion Forward at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

[New York, NY, Jan. 21, 2015] – Breaking into the fashion world takes talent, determination, and the unique opportunity to showcase a collection in front of the industry’s biggest names. Twelve students and alumni of The Art Institutes system of schools will put their talent and determination to the test on one of fashion’s biggest stages—Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week—to prove that they’ve got what it takes. These budding designers will debut their Fall/Winter collections Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., at Lincoln Center in New York City.

This marks the fourth season that The Art Institutes has partnered with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to provide a career-starting platform for up-and-coming designers. To earn the honor of showing their collections, the 12 designers competed against fellow students and graduates from across The Art Institutes system of more than 50 schools. Their submissions were judged by a panel of fashion experts including David Siedlarczyk, designer at Calvin Klein Men's Intimates; Thuy Diep, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and principal at wFOURTH/Creative + Consulting; designer Douglas Hannant; and Daniela Anastasio Bardazzi, Creative Director at Etienne Aigner.

Since their selection, the 12 finalists have been closely mentored by faculty and staff as they finalized their runway collections to debut at the show. This year’s crop of designers brings an international component to the show, having spent their childhoods in countries ranging from China and Thailand to Italy and Mexico. The designers featured in the show are current students and graduates of The Art Institutes locations in Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Vancouver.

A number of the designers changed careers to pursue their passion for fashion. Three are veterans of the United States military, including Parker Trumble, a Navy veteran who graduated from Miami International University of Art & Design in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design. While stationed in Italy for most of his service time, Trumble studied fine leather and metals. His desire to learn more led him back to school and on a new career path in the fashion world. While still a student, Trumble created a collection that caught the attention of the Perry Ellis Company. The relationship led to a scholarship, internship, and finally a full time job as an assistant designer with the company. “I got into fashion to create wearable art. [Friends] call me a fashion scientist because I am always testing and figuring out way to achieve what is in my head,” Trumble said.

The Art Institutes are making one young lady’s dreams of walking the runway come true. Megan Silcott, whose dreams were put on hold when she was paralyzed from the neck down as the result of a tragic illness, will walk the runway as a model in The Art Institutes fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Silcott will wear the fashions of designer Nina Perdomo, an Associate of Applied Arts in Fashion Design student at The Art Institute of New York City.

Want to see the show? The Art Institutes is hosting a live runway event on its website, new.artinstitutes.edu/, at 8 p.m. EST on Feb. 17, when viewers from across the globe can watch as the designers debut their runway collections. Additional information about the designers and their inspiration for their collections will be posted to The Art Institutes blog, new.artinstitutes.edu/blog, as the event date draws closer.

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ©The Art Institutes International II LLC. 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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12 designers share the excitement of seeing their designs on prestigious New York runway 12 designers share the excitement of seeing their designs on prestigious New York runway

[New York, NY, Jan. 21, 2015] – Breaking into the fashion world takes talent, determination, and the unique opportunity to showcase a collection in front of the industry’s biggest names. Twelve students and alumni of The Art Institutes system of schools will put their talent and determination to the test on one of fashion’s biggest stages—Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week—to prove that they’ve got what it takes. These budding designers will debut their Fall/Winter collections Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., at Lincoln Center in New York City.

This marks the fourth season that The Art Institutes has partnered with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to provide a career-starting platform for up-and-coming designers. To earn the honor of showing their collections, the 12 designers competed against fellow students and graduates from across The Art Institutes system of more than 50 schools. Their submissions were judged by a panel of fashion experts including David Siedlarczyk, designer at Calvin Klein Men's Intimates; Thuy Diep, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and principal at wFOURTH/Creative + Consulting; designer Douglas Hannant; and Daniela Anastasio Bardazzi, Creative Director at Etienne Aigner.

Since their selection, the 12 finalists have been closely mentored by faculty and staff as they finalized their runway collections to debut at the show. This year’s crop of designers brings an international component to the show, having spent their childhoods in countries ranging from China and Thailand to Italy and Mexico. The designers featured in the show are current students and graduates of The Art Institutes locations in Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Vancouver.

A number of the designers changed careers to pursue their passion for fashion. Three are veterans of the United States military, including Parker Trumble, a Navy veteran who graduated from Miami International University of Art & Design in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design. While stationed in Italy for most of his service time, Trumble studied fine leather and metals. His desire to learn more led him back to school and on a new career path in the fashion world. While still a student, Trumble created a collection that caught the attention of the Perry Ellis Company. The relationship led to a scholarship, internship, and finally a full time job as an assistant designer with the company. “I got into fashion to create wearable art. [Friends] call me a fashion scientist because I am always testing and figuring out way to achieve what is in my head,” Trumble said.

The Art Institutes are making one young lady’s dreams of walking the runway come true. Megan Silcott, whose dreams were put on hold when she was paralyzed from the neck down as the result of a tragic illness, will walk the runway as a model in The Art Institutes fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Silcott will wear the fashions of designer Nina Perdomo, an Associate of Applied Arts in Fashion Design student at The Art Institute of New York City.

Want to see the show? The Art Institutes is hosting a live runway event on its website, new.artinstitutes.edu/, at 8 p.m. EST on Feb. 17, when viewers from across the globe can watch as the designers debut their runway collections. Additional information about the designers and their inspiration for their collections will be posted to The Art Institutes blog, new.artinstitutes.edu/blog, as the event date draws closer.

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ©The Art Institutes International II LLC. 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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