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IADT Students Compete in Fashion Reality Show Filmed at IADT-Seattle

December 21, 2012 IADT General, IADT Seattle, Fashion Design 1 Comments

Three IADT alumni and one IADT instructor are among 10 contestants competing in a new fashion design reality show currently being filmed on campus at IADT-Seattle.

The show, called “The Look,” is being filmed by Evening Magazine through Feb. 2 and will air on Seattle channel King5 at 7 p.m. on Feb. 18–25. The winner, to be announced Feb. 25, will appear in 425 Magazine; display his or her new collection in Neiman Marcus in Bellevue, WA; and receive a $10,000 prize for his or her fashion design business.

Monir Zandghoreishi, part of the Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising departments at IADT-Seattle, created the concept of The Look and is co-producing the show. “The Look is a way to give promising young designers a chance to win the funds and media attention that can grow their business,” says Zandghoreishi (below with contestant Ginger Bellus).

The contestants from IADT include Fashion Design instructor Iris Klein; alumni Ginger Bellus and Monica Kitchen (shown in image at top), who both pursued the Fashion Design program at IADT-Seattle; and Deyonte’ Weather, a Fashion Design alumnus from IADT-Chicago. The other contestants are Justin Zachary Bartle, Sonia Chehade, Maxwell Cunanan, Julie Danforth, Lisa Hunter, and Tina Witherspoon.

Each Friday morning during the competition, the designers are presented with their challenge. For the next 14 hours, they sketch their designs, shop for fabric, and create their garment at IADT-Seattle. The garments are fitted and refitted on Saturday before models from local agency TCM Models & Talent present them on the runway. On each show, the designs are judged by a panel, and one winner and two losers are named. The final three contestants will present a five-piece collection at Neiman Marcus at The Shops at the Bravern in Bellevue, WA, on Feb. 7, 2013.

Good luck to Iris, Ginger, Monica and Deyonte’! We’ll be tuning in when February comes to cheer you on!


Joarys Rosario January 01, 2013 at 08:08 PM

This is so great! Learning and captivating ideas for a show is a way to express each student potential. I love the fact that I am going to be part of this school in Orlando, Florida. Good Luck to all the contestants!

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