International Academy of Design and Technology-Orlando Hosts 6th Annual Imagine Fashion Show

July 19, 2012

IADT-Orlando IMAGINE fashion showOrlando (July 5, 2012) – The International Academy of Design & Technology-Orlando (IADT-Orlando) will present its 6th annual IMAGINE fashion show on Saturday, August 4, at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes (4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837). The V.I.P. event starts at 6 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. The fashion presentation starts at 7:30 p.m.

The runway event will feature garments designed and constructed by students receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising. This year’s designs are a celebration of futuristic Steampunk fashions for the fall/winter 2012-13 season. Steampunk infuses the elegance of the Victorian era with a futuristic interpretation displayed in clothing designed for day, cocktail and evening wear. Gracing the runway will be professional models from Benz Modeling agency donning hair-styles and make-up from the Aveda Institute Orlando. The Aveda Institute plans to create Victorian inspired hairstyles with a splash of punk to accent the avant-garde quality of the garments.

In addition to creating garments for the event, students will also compete in a designer challenge judged by guest industry professionals. The three-week long competition requires students to test their creativity while incorporating the theme of the event. This year’s designer challenge consists of students working in groups to create Steampunk-inspired children’s clothing that will be modeled by children who are currently battling or have overcome their cancer.
IMAGINE 2012 has partnered with the charity Runway To Hope, which provides direct support to the children and families in the Central Florida community through research, education, technology and family assistance. For more information about the charity's involvement with Central Florida families, visit their website at www.runwaytohope.org. Seeing the finished garments on children who understand firsthand the impact cancer has on their young lives will be a meaningful end to a fashionable night.

At the conclusion of the show, student awards will be presented to participating designers, including Best Interpretation of Theme, IADT-Orlando One to Watch, and Most Innovative Design.

Tickets can be purchased at http://imagineorlando.eventbrite.com. General admission is $20 and V.I.P. tickets are $50.

About the International Academy of Design and Technology in Orlando
With more than 30 years as an established institution, the International Academy of Design and Technology offers students a hands-on education with experienced faculty dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge, support and guidance to pursue opportunities in the design and technology fields. The Orlando campus (IADT-Orlando), which opened in 2001, offers degree programs in Graphic Design, Game Production, Information Technology, Internet Marketing, Retail Merchandise Management and Web Design and Development. Students also have the opportunity to take a portion of their coursework online through IADT-Online. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.iadt.edu/disclosures. IADT-Orlando cannot guarantee employment or salary and is part of Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO). For more information, visit www.iadt.edu/Orlando or call (888) 489-8111.