Sunday, July 15, 2007

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

3rd year of the Cool vs. Cruel Fashion Design Competition

Public Relations and Ai’s Fashion Department are pleased to announce the launch of the 3rd year of the Cool vs. Cruel Fashion Design Competition, exclusively for currently enrolled Art Institutes’ students, sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). In this competition, fashion students will be challenged to create a fur-free evening wear, outwear or suit design inspired by several designers’ garments. Guidelines, entry forms and designer examples are attached. This competition’s launch and deadline align with Q1. The competition launches July 9 and deadlines on September 22. Our hope is that this competition can be incorporated into the curriculum of many fashion design classes in the upcoming quarter.

Each participating school will hold a local judging, where one first place local winner is selected to progress to the national level of the competition. In the national level of the competition, all local first place winning entries will be judged by a panel of industry professionals in New York City, to determine the grand prize award winner in the competition.

The grand prize award winner will receive and all-expenses-paid trip to New York City for a press event, in the first week of November 2007 and an all-expense-paid five day internship opportunity TBD in New York City with a designer who is involved with the Humane Society of the United States Fur-Free Campaign. Second and third place winners in the national competition will each receive a $100 gift certificate and finalists from participating schools will receive an official certificate of participation and an HSUS “Goodie” bag.

We would like to encourage participating schools, where appropriate, to host a gallery show of the designs in their school’s local competition, to help garner media attention regarding this competition.

There are two sets of guidelines for the Cool vs. Cruel Fashion Design Competition attached, the first for faculty members administering the competition which contain a list of internal target dates regarding this initiative and one for current students who would like to participate in the competition that contain only the deadline date.

Template press releases will be provided as the competition progresses for dissemination in your local market.

Currently, the entries from last year’s competition are on a traveling gallery show throughout The Art Institutes system, we plan to do the same traveling gallery show with the winning garments from the 2007 competition.

Thank you in advance for helping to make this competition a success.

Devra Pransky

Public Relations Specialist

Education Management LLC

Saturday, June 16, 2007

AIFL fashion show VIDEO

AIFL fashion show VIDEO

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Gryphon Fashion Show

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

from Editor In Chie,:Culture Shock

I hope everyone already has their Culture Shock
Fashion Show tickets because they are selling out
fast. If you have not yet bought them make sure you do
because they will most likely be sold out by tomorrow
(Wednesday)!! So scrounge for your money and pay a
visit to Mr. West or to the Accounting office because
you do not want to miss this huge event that everyone
has worked so hard on.
Editor In Chief,
Maegan McGovern

Volunteers for Swims Shows in Miami Beach July 11-July14

Once again I will be putting together the Volunteers which includes Dressers for the (Mercedes Benz Fashion Week) Swims Shows in Miami Beach July 11-July14, July 10 is a prep day. Need volunteers for various duties such as stuffing gift bags, dressing, and setting up Front of House/ Backstage and Sponsor assistance

Contacting you early, since I know the quarter ends in a few weeks and starts again right before the Swim Shows start.
I’ll be following up with the proper paperwork of schedules and as soon as I get more information from the NY office. Planning on 2 shifts per day 4pm – 9pm / 6 pm –11pm (this might change) ranging 20-40 volunteers per shift depending on Designer line up.

Thank you in advance for your help in recruiting the Fashion Students with the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim Shows in July. Feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone you think might be interested. The students can call me directly if they have any questions.

Miriam Carnase
305 807 9289

Monday, May 21, 2007


September 24 – December 13, 2007





Information about the program uploaded as a PDF file in the fashion club’s yahoo forum ( file is too big to be posted on the blog )

Saturday, May 19, 2007

costumecontest : pink GHOST

GENART is looking for volunteers

GENART is looking for volunteers for the Shop Miami Event on June 15th. Submit names to or go directly to