SEATTLE, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Art Institute of Seattle students Megan Cherewatenko, Liuba Palanciuc, and Justin Bartle from the Fashion Design program were featured on the daytime show. Karin Wu, Academic Director of Fashion Design/Fashion Marketing accompanied the students and provided details about the school's programs as well as the planning and production of this year's fashion show. Judson Henckel, a Student Producer in Fashion Marketing, joined Wu and spoke about the preparation and responsibilities of the students to execute the show. Scott Carnz, Dean of Academic Affairs, was also present in the audience.
"I am very proud of what our students have accomplished. Many come to The Art Institute with only a dream. Our rigorous academic curriculum builds their skill sets and enables students to take an idea and turn it into a marketable product," said Karin Wu. "They're work is on trend, well constructed, and avant-garde, exactly what we want to see from new designers in this competitive industry. Our Fashion Marketing students, in turn, get opportunities such as the fashion show and this TV segment to learn how to market and promote new designers and their products."
The three students who appeared each showcased two designs on models from their collection created for the school's annual fashion show. Each year the fashion show is created and produced entirely by students in the Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing programs. This year's theme was designated as "Fashion Roulette" and highlighted work from the school's talented new designers. During the segment, the student's noted their inspiration, thoughts on upcoming trends, and how the program has helped prepare them for the fashion world.
"I am always amazed by the incredible talent of the student designers in the fashion program at The Art Institute of Seattle. I've attended the fashion show for the last two years and am equally impressed by all the production work done by the Fashion Marketing students to stage a show of that magnitude with seemingly flawless ease. Our studio audience loved seeing some of the designs featured live on New Day Northwest and really appreciated each designer's eye for style," said Heidi Eng, Producer for New Day Northwest. "We love being able to introduce these bright new designers to our KING5 viewers."
To view the segment on New Day visit http://www.king5.com/new-day-northwest/Spring-fashions-from-hot-student-designers-118969349.html
To view images of designs from the students featured in the segment visit http://www.4shared.com/dir/icvtYcLR/Ai_Seattle-_3_31_New_Day_segme.html
The Art Institute of Seattle (http://www.artinstitutes.edu/seattle) is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes system is America's leader in creative education providing an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University.
SOURCE The Art Institute of Seattle