In Events, Fashion, Updates on May 10, 2012 at 9:36 am
Every great fashion designer in the world has been trained by great professionals.
As a former student of the International Academy of Design & Technology–Tampa, I know that this institution offers just that: Great Professionals. As students perfect their skills in various aspects of fashion design, they are given the incredible opportunity of showcasing their own brilliant ideas in the annual IMAGINE fashion show. A spot in most big runway events would normally cost a design house a minimum of $50,000. For the IMAGINE fashion show, creativity is the only requirement for a designer to experience the pride and glamour of participation in a big runway show.
This year’s show will be held on Saturday, May 19th at the Mainsail Conference Center in Tampa. A VIP pre-party will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the extravagant runway show. Miss St. Petersburg USA 2013, Collins Medlin, will serve as the event emcee. Following a theme surrounding the uncertainty of the Mayan calendar and 2012, 44 students will present approximately 200 incredible designs ranging from beachwear to bridal.
With a plethora of exciting fashion, beautiful models and intriguing themes, the 27th annual IMAGINE fashion show presented by IADT is one event that must not be missed!
In Designers, Events, Fashion on September 16, 2011 at 2:04 am
This fall Tampa Bay Fashion week is please to have Terri Funaro showcasing on the runway again. Last year’s showcase of elegant evening and bridal wear was a true pleasure to watch!
Having 15 years in the fashion industry, Terri is truly a veteran in the game and one to watch. Terri began her career in New York and since relocating to Tampa, Terri has spent her time designing bridal wear, all while instructing at the International Academy of Design and Technology. Terri has used her talent to create some breathtaking, sophisticated bridal gowns, pageant dresses, prom gowns, mother-of-the-bride and bridesmaid dresses. Her ability to make beautiful gowns that are flattering and wearable brings beautiful designs to all women. From the length, to the color and style, any one of Tampa’s socialites can find the perfect gown for whatever event she has on her fall/winter calender.
Last year’s use of neutral, beautiful shades of champagnes and grays leaves us wondering what amazing gowns Terri will grace us with at this year’s show. Can’t wait!
In Fashion, Updates on September 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm
When it comes to being a fashion designer, creative passion, knowledge of the industry and design skills are necessary. Having a wild imagination will also bring you far in this industry filled with “magic makers.” Everyone from the fashion show coordinators to the designers work magic in providing what the final eye sees. So how do you learn these design skills? Let me tell you… trying to teach yourself how to sew isn’t easy! Are designers born with fashion design skill? Doubtful unless you are the great Coco Chanel! What do talented fashion designers like Essence Flowers and Nina Verklas have in common? They are both successful graduates from International Academy of Design and Technology!
International Academy of Design and Technology has several campus locations throughout the U.S. including Tampa (of course), Chicago, Las Vegas, Sacramento and more. You can even attend “The Academy” while being home in your pajamas – online! The design college locations like Tampa focus on helping students acquire innovative design and technology skills while they pursue their dream career. One of the Tampa’s instructors, Terri Funaro is one of our Fashion Week Tampa Bay 2010 designers. International Academy of Design and Technology help students transform their passions and creative ideas into an interesting, in-demand career. Fashion design is only one of the many appealing degree programs. The Academy offers degrees in interior design, graphic design, animation, audio production, fashion merchandising, professional photography, advertising design, game production, digital media production, building information modeling and post production.
A school that focuses on transforming students’ creative passions into careers is nothing less than perfect for sponsoring our fashionable event. We are proud to have International Academy of Design and Technology as a Fashion Week Tampa Bay 2010 sponsor!
In Designers on September 3, 2009 at 3:01 am
Fashion Week Tampa Bay welcomes designer Sandra C. Hagen in her second season with Fashion Week Tampa Bay. Last year, Sandra was one of the selected students from the International Academy of Design and Technology chosen to showcase her designs at the inaugural Fashion Week Tampa Bay. This year, with her own collection, Sandra is back stronger than ever. Sandra’s style and class are shown through her collections that display an array of vivid colors and add a modern, feminine flare to classic silhouettes.
Sandra was born and raised in Colombia, South America and drives inspiration from the style of her native country. Surrounded by a creative family, Sandra was always eager to learn. She began designing clothes for her dolls with her grandmother’s scrap fabrics. As a teen, Sandra altered clothes to make something new, fresh and original. At school, she polished her skills, participated in several prestigious events and received many awards and accolades. Today, Sandra is premiering her newest collection at Fashion Week Tampa Bay. We are very excited to see what she brings to the runway this year and in the years to come! Come check out Sandra C. Hagen at Fashion Week Tampa Bay!