IADT-Seattle Fashion Programs Chair Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award
April 17, 2012
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Monir Zandghoreishi, program chair for the Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising programs at IADT-Seattle and creator of Project Red Dress, was presented the Life Achievement Award during the opening event for Metropolitan Fashion Week 2012 on March 24 in Bellevue. She was selected to receive the award for her dedication to the fashion industry both locally and internationally and for her years mentoring students.
Created to promote the talented fashion designers who create and work in Bellevue and Seattle, Wash., the First Annual Metropolitan Fashion Week Presented by thinkThin Products was a two-day event that took place on March 24 and 31. Executive Producer Eduardo Khawam’s vision for this new annual fashion event was to create a platform for local and elite fashion designers to present their collections to the regional and international media, buyers, shoppers and fashionistas. All of the fashion collections presented were created exclusively for Metropolitan Fashion Week 2012.
Zandghoreishi laid the foundation for her designing career as a youth, designing and sewing clothing for her dolls. Today, she is known in the Seattle area as a highly respected couture designer. She has a degree in Art & Fashion and has experienced couture training from several European countries, beginning her career in Per¬sia and Vienna. Since moving to Seattle in 1987, Zandghoreishi has been featured in Se¬attle Bride Magazine, Bridal Connection Magazine, Vogue, and a fashion show on KOMO TV’s (Seattle) North¬west Afternoon Magazine show. She served as the regional director of Fashion Group International in 2006.
Sharing her knowledge with the new generation of designers as Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising program chair at IADT is Zandghoreishi’s lifelong passion. In 2007, she created a local event called Project Red Dress for students enrolled in Washington-area fashion design programs. The 2012 event was featured recently on King 5’s Evening Magazine. “As a woman, designer, teacher, mother, and wife, fashion helps me bridge the gap and bring harmony to the outside, to ex¬press what one feels inside outwardly,” she says.
Photo by TurkPhotos & Lexus of Bellevue