The Art Institute of New York City to Light Up the Runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid storied fashion houses, famed couturiers and industry elite, The Art Institute of New York City's next crop of young designers will bring their fashions to the fashion industry's largest stage – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Six students and four recent graduates will present their Spring 2014 capsule collections on Thursday, September 5, at 6 pm at The Stage at New York's Lincoln Center.

These ten talented students and alumni of The Art Institute of New York City will have the chance to present their looks to an international audience and see what it takes to market themselves and their designs to potential clients and buyers. Their collections will include women's and men's sportswear and eveningwear, showing the culmination of techniques learned in school, and brought to life by their vision and creativity.

The designers include: Daniel Jennings, Darhel Anthony, Haley Hysong, Ian Jai Park, Josimar Torres and Michael Doyle, all current students in the Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design program at The Art Institute of New York City; and graduates Diana Sanchez (2012), Isaiah Isaac (2012), Luz Ortiz (2013) and Qutishia Lee (2013), who earned Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design degrees from The Art Institute of New York City.

For more information about the students and graduates showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, follow #AiNYC, #MBFW, #NYFW and visit aifashionweek.com/mbfw2013. An interactive feature story about the designers and the show is here: http://new.artinstitutes.edu/featured-stories/mercedes-benz-fashion-week.

"It is so gratifying to watch our students come into their own as designers and artists," said Amanda Lovell, Academic Department Chair of Fashion. "The knowledge and confidence that our students will gain from showing their collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will be invaluable as they transition from novices to professionals in the fashion industry."

The Art Institute of New York City is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions of The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important information.

SOURCE The Art Institute of New York City



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