Project Runway starts August 20, but many new designers will be showing off their own artistry on Friday, August 21 at the fourth annual fashion show of the International Academy of Design & Technology - Schaumburg, Ill.
Created entirely by students and faculty, this year's fashion show displays work from all points of the Academy -- from graphic design to photography, set construction, lighting, fashion conception and clothing production. Approximately 45 Fashion Design students have supplied all the garments. All students in the college have been invited to participate and will be models, stylists, and dressers. The categories of design include everything from evening wear to sleepwear and even a group of garments created from recycled materials.
"Each year we see inspired designs by our students," said Mark Holroyd, president of the Academy - Schaumburg. "But it is the collaboration by our students across programs and high level of participation that really makes this event unique."
IADT - Schaumburg opened in 2004, and is one of ten IADT campuses nationwide. According to the school, the campus offers a "blended learning" approach -- permitting students to take classes both on-campus and online.