One of Chicago’s hottest fashion showcases is set to take place at the UIC Forum Stage on Friday September 21st at 8PM when students from The International Academy of Design & Technology host IMAGINE ‘12. Emceed by Jane Monzures of Loop FM’s morning show and host of Living Healthy on WGN, this student-produced exhibition will showcase the multitude of design talent and production of IADT’s students, in addition to highlighting unique programs at the school. Featuring an impressive array of garments by 44 student designers, IMAGINE’12 is sure to impress, excite and inspire. This year’s entertainment will feature a musical performance by K.Rose, a nineteen year old phenomenal singer/dancer managed by Queen Latifah and signed to Interscope Records and Epidemic Music. She is the newest face on the music scene who’s preparing for stardom.
IMAGINE is created, produced and performed by the students and faculty of IADT Chicago. Each program at IADT plays an intricate role in bringing IMAGINE show to life including Interior Design, Advertising & Design, Multi-Media Production & Design, Merchandising Management and Fashion Design. From developing a creative logo, assembling impressive stage designs, casting professional models, and designing unique garments, all of these programs come together as a team. Student designs, which are chosen by a panel of local fashion insiders and industry experts, will grace the runway in a variety of categories such as evening, cocktail, ready-to-wear, daywear, etc.
IMAGINE ’12 will honor and feature a fashion installation from IADT graduate and locally acclaimed designer Horacio Nieto, whose celebrity clientele includes Candela Ferro -Al Rojo Vivo, Patricia Velasquez - The Mummy and Ana de la Reguerra - Nacho Libre. Known for his remarkable bridal and evening gowns, Nieto also specializes in women’s ready to wear and men’s casual wear such as trench coats and wind breakers.
The evening will include a $1000 grant contest for alumni hosted by the IADT Fashion Design Department. Eight graduates of IADT have been invited to submit a garment using only white cotton that reflects a ‘resort wear’ theme. The designs will be a featured segment on the runway with the winner being announced that night.
Horacio Nieto, Nora del Busto, Anthony Stephon Badger, Tonya Pierce, Fraley Le, Randall Hill, LaTonya Williams, Chrystal Alexander, Mandy Schmitt and Lamborghini Syas.
To purchase tickets for IMAGINE ‘11, please contact 312.980.9295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticket prices are $15 for students, $25 for general admission, and $40 for Premium floor seating.
IADT Chicago will donate 100% of ticket sales to CESF (www.cesfund.org), a charitable organization that raises funds for IADT Chicago student scholarships and the Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC).
For additional information, visit www.iadtchicagoimagine.com.
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