IMAGINE 2010 to Showcase San Antonio’s Most Innovative Fashions

February 26, 2010

Nick Verreos and Rita Verreos to host student-produced fashion show

SAN ANTONIO (February, 26, 2010) — The International Academy of Design & Technology will host its third annual fashion show, IMAGINE 2010, on Friday, March 19, at Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Dr., at 7 p.m. The event will feature exclusive collections and fashions created by 2010 graduating designers from the Academy in San Antonio.

Nick Verreos will serve as this year’s special guest host. Verreos competed on the second season of Bravo’s "Project Runway" and appeared on the third season of the show as a talent scout. He launched his own design firm and the Nikolaki label in 2001.

Rita Verreos, Nick’s sister and local San Antonian, will co-host the event. Rita competed on the CBS network's "Survivor: Fiji" (season 14). Since participating on the show Rita has served as a model and keynote speaker for various shows, including "Ovations for the Cure," and a Stuart Weitzman fashion show in Boston. She is currently a spokesperson for Home Shopping Network.

The San Antonio community is invited to be a part of this dynamic showcase of vibrant fashions. More than 800 fashion aficionados attended IMAGINE 2009.

According to Brian Silver, president of the Academy, "IADT graduate students are at the forefront of fashion design and are prepared to thrill the audience at IMAGINE 2010. San Antonio is expanding its already rich culture with an innovative fashion culture."

Tickets are $15 - $35, and are available for purchase on Doors will open at 6 p.m. Photo and interview opportunities also will be available beginning at 6 p.m.

About The International Academy of Design and Technology
The International Academy of Design and Technology provides educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities in select design and technology fields. The Academy - San Antonio has been an established institution for more than 25 years and has 10 other campuses across the US. The Academy opened its doors to San Antonio students in April 2007. The Academy is part of Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO).The Academy does not guarantee employment or salary. The campus is located at 4511 Horizon Hill Blvd. For more information about the Academy and the programs they offer visit: or call (210) 530-9449.

About Stefani Montiel
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Stefanie Montiel released her first single at age five. By age nine, she had recorded her first album, "Angel Baby."" Since her early start, Montiel has graced the Tejano music scene with her presence and vocals, recording albums including "Todo Mi Amor," "Porque Soy Mujer," and "Dulce Sensacion." In 2000, she was nominated for "Best Tejano Performance" at the inaugural Latin Grammys. 2010 brings another Grammy nomination for the Tejano vocal sensation, as she continues to reign as the dulce sensacion in the hearts of her fans. This year, she was nominated for "Best Tejano Album" for her most recent album, "Divina."