The International Academy of Design & Technology Seattle Celebrates the Success of the 5th Annual IMAGINE! Student Fashion Show

October 12, 2010

SEATTLE (Oct. 12, 2010) - The International Academy of Design & Technology in Seattle (IADT-Seattle) presented the 5th annual fashion show, IMAGINE! 2010, Friday, Sept. 24 in the lobby of Seattle's Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle, Wash. to a standing room-only crowd of more than 500.

For the second consecutive year, Eduardo Khawam directed this red-carpet themed event featuring the work of IADT-Seattle students.

"The students provided an amazingly diverse selection of garments that made the judges job of choosing the Best of Show and winners of each category very difficult," said Monir Zandghoreshi, program chair for fashion design and fashion merchandising at IADT-Seattle.

The top honors for Best of Show went to Rebecca Beesley for her evening and bridal designs. Beesley's winning design from Project Red Dress, an initiative supporting the American Heart Association, opened the show. The winners for each category were:

  • Evening / Cocktail: Carol Franklin
  • Day wear / After 5: Vanessa Duke
  • Costume: Gingerlyn Bellus
  • Alumni Choice: Carol Franklin

Designers received prizes provided by: Fabulous Fit of New York, Sewing Machine Service Company of Renton, Wash., Doubletree Guest Suites, Seattle and Evergreen Beauty & Barber College, that for the third year, also provided the hair and make-up for the models.

Sponsors included: Blink Product Design and John Roberts Powers, among others.

VIP gift bag sponsors included: Doubletree Guest Suites and IADT-Seattle, among others.

About The International Academy of Design & Technology 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 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, graphic production, digital media production, fashion merchandising and game production. Both credential levels are not available for all programs. IADT-Seattle is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees. IADT-Seattle does not guarantee employment or salary and is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information on IADT-Seattle visit