IADT-Detroit Fashion Design Students Shine at Detroit Fashion Week 2011

October 4, 2011

IADT logoDetroit, MI (IADT) October 4, 2011. IADT-Detroit students were well represented at Detroit Fashion Week 2011. Five students showcased their original designs in the student showcase as part of several fashion related events that were held in conjunction with Detroit Fashion Week. The week-long fashion event kicked off with a preview party at the new Emagine Theater in downtown Royal Oak, complete with a red carpet entry into the theater. Guests were greeted with live music, a comedy show, fashion walk, and acrobatics show.

Five talented IADT-Detroit fashion students were selected to showcase their work in the Detroit Fashion Week Student Showcase that was held at Willy’s Overland Lofts. Eighteen student representatives from eight Michigan college and university fashion programs were hand selected to be in the showcase, including IADT-Detroit students Mariella Amador, Jesia Swift, Danielle Mansoor and Sarah Luther and alumna Breanne Galanek. The IADT-Detroit students showcased a diverse selection of work from swimwear and modern day classics to other creative fashions. International Academy of Design and Technology student Mariella Amador was awarded with the first ever Katerina Bocci Heart of Design Award. The award was established by noted Fashion Designer Katerina Bocci to recognize young designers that are making their mark on the industry.

Detroit Fashion Week 2011 came to a close with the Detroit Fashion Week Designer Showcase at the Detroit Public Library’s main branch. The runway show was held in the Adam Strom Hall on the second floor of the historic Woodward Avenue Library. Guests were able to enjoy the inspiring fashion designs and stunning architecture during the runway show. Preparations for the runway show began hours before the 9 p.m. start time. An array of stylists, models, seamstresses, designers, and support staff worked right up to the last minute making sure every stitch was perfect.

About the International Academy of Design & Technology in Detroit
With more than 30 years as an established institution, the International Academy of Design & Technology offers students a hands-on education with experienced faculty dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge, support, and guidance to pursue fulfilling career opportunities in the design and technology fields. The Detroit campus (IADT-Detroit), which opened in 2003, offers degree programs in fashion design, interior design, graphic design, game production, digital media production, Internet marketing, and Web design a development, information technology, and retail merchandise management.  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. The International Academy of Design & Technology – Detroit’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), 206 Grandville Ave, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, www.accredit-id.org. IADT-Detroit cannot guarantee employment or salary and is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO). Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.iadt.edu/disclosures. For more information, please visit www.iadt.edu/Detroit or call 888-838-2111.