Rhythm of Style Fashion Show Features Student Talent

February 16, 2009

More than 175 garments created by students will be on display

Nashville (February 16, 2009) - The fourth annual Rhythm of Style Fashion Show presented by the students of the International Academy of Design & Technology (the Academy) -Nashville will be held on February 28, 2009 at 7:00pm in the River of Life Church auditorium. The River of Life Church is located at 224 Stewart's Ferry Pike, Nashville, TN. Tickets are $20.00.

Created entirely by students and faculty from the Academy, this year's fashion show displays the depth and amazing talent inside the walls of the Academy - from music, graphic design, photography, publicity and promotion, set construction, lighting, sewing, and fashion conception. All students in the college have been invited to participate. Fashion Design and Merchandising students have supplied all the garments and will be models, stylists, and dressers. The show will feature a Senior Grande Finale exhibiting artwork and clothing created by the senior class.

"Each year we see unique and inspired designs by our students," said Richard Wechner, president of the Academy - Nashville. "But it is the collaboration by our students across programs that truly shines throughout the event."

Judges will include Alain Patterson, of Alain Patterson Couture, Nashville and Lynn Lesher, fashion designer and pattern maker for Nashville celebrities including Dolly Parton.

A portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to Gilda's Club and a portion will be donated to The River of Life Church. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (615) 232-7384.

About The International Academy of Design & Technology
The Academy provides educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities and career success in select design and technology fields. The Academy has been an established institution for more than 25 years and has 10 other campuses across the US. Since the Nashville campus opened in 2004, the Academy has served the needs of students for employment and career advancement and the needs of industry for qualified professionals at the Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Applied Science degree levels.

The programs at the Academy focus on career and design areas, such as Digital Audio Production, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Digital Media and Animation, Game Design & Development, and Digital Photography. Courses are currently conducted within the college; however the campus is transitioning to a "Blended Learning" delivery approach which will permit students to take courses both in-house and on line.

The Academy - Nashville is Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.