Fall 2015 Collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
NEW YORK, NY- Twelve designers from The Art Institutes showed their Fall 2015 collections on Tuesday in the Theatre at Lincoln Center, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
This marks the fourth season that The Art Institutes showed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. This season’s group consists of both students and graduates of The Art Institutes system from the Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Vancouver, BC campuses.
The collections feature both men’s and women’s garments from a range of inspirations–tessellation origami, the architecture of a Ukrainian research laboratory, medical illustrations, and the strokes of Chinese characters.
Last year, the designers contended against fellow students and graduates from across The Art Institutes system of more than 50 schools. Their submissions were judged by a panel of fashion experts including David Siedlarczyk, designer at Calvin Klein Men's Intimates, Thuy Diep, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and principal at wFOURTH/Creative + Consulting; designer Douglas Hannant, and Daniela Anastasio Bardazzi, Creative Director at Etienne Aigner.
Megan Silcott, an 18 year-old living with an incredibly rare neurological disorder that has caused her to be paralyzed below the neck, opened the show with the assistance of a walker. The Art Institutes was able to make the young woman’s lifelong dream of walking the runway come true, with designer Nina Perdomo outfitting Megan from her collection.