The International Academy of Design & Technology celebrates annual student fashion show IMAGINE! 2009

September 15, 2009

SEATTLE, WA (September 15, 2009) – Fashion design students from The International Academy of Design & Technology (the Academy) will be on the runway showing off the results of this year's efforts at a gala, outdoor fashion show Friday, September 18, 2009, 8 p.m. at the Academy campus in Tukwila.

"The students never cease to amaze me," said Academy President Sharice Lance. "Their work is always innovative and fresh and I know under the faculty's direction the quality is outstanding as well." After using more than 3,000 yards of fabric, 35 students will present 100 garments, modeled both by students and professional models. The designs represent garments in the categories of casual and active sportswear, day wear, career, cocktail, costumes, evening wear and bridal. The work will be judged and a "best of show" winner will be announced that evening.

A VIP reception and fashion show will be presented on site at the Tukwila campus located at 645 Andover Park West under canopies and in tents in the same style as the celebrated Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York City. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/70045 or phone 206-575-1865 and are $50.00 for VIP seating, $25.00 General Admission, $20.00 Students.

For more information please contact us at imagine@iadtseattle.com, 206-575-1865 or visit our website at www.iadtseattle.com for updates on the event.

About The Academy – Seattle
The International Academy of Design & Technology provides educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities and career success in select design and technology fields. The Academy – Seattle does not guarantee employment or salary. At the Academy, students are part of an energetic community that shares ideas, solves problems, and finds new ways to approach career training today and in the future. While enrolled at the Academy, each student is given an opportunity to grow vocationally, intellectually and professionally.

The Seattle campus, which opened in 2004, offers a variety of Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Digital Media Production, Fashion Merchandising and Game Design & Development. Both credential levels are not available for all programs. The International Academy of Design & Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees. The Academy is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information on the Academy-Seattle, call 206.575.1865 or visit www.iadtseattle.com.