AI students gear up for their big graduation fashion show March 13th!

AI students gear up for their big graduation fashion show March 13th!

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It is always an extra pleasure when highlighting the San Antonio Fashion Community, to put the special spotlight on the students. As the future of our fashion scene, we take extra care to keep up with the high energy and new perspectives of our budding talent and now, it’s graduation season and we are excited to share information about their annual fashion show.

Bathsheba Lawshea | Not A Lady Collection


On Tuesday, March 13th, the graduating class from The Art Institute of San Antonio will host KALEIDOSCOPE, a name chosen by the students for its representation of all the diverse styles of the presented collections. Featured designers include: Beatriz Benitiz, Marlene Canavati, Madeline Dodson, Caitlyn Freidu, Daniel Green, Bathsheba Lawshea, Dulce Miranda, Edgar Perez, Andrea Ramirez, Jose Rosales, Esmeralda Velez and Lyric Willis.

The fashion show will start at 7pm at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, located at 4431 Horizon Hill Blvd, San Antonio, TX and is entirely planned, organized and executed by the students. The evening will begin with mocktail drinks and hors d’oeurves created by The Art Institute of San Antonio’s culinary students, then showcase biographies of each student designer, captured by students of the AI media arts program.

Marlene Canavati | Vanguard Collection

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This season, local retailers have partnered with the students in the non-profit school’s Bachelor of Science in Fashion & Retail Management program to highlight the new trends for Spring 2018. Fashion retail partners for the show include Bevello, Cotton On, Chic’tique, Dicks Sporting Goods, Hemline, Versona Accessories, and Victoria Secret. The garments and accessories from local retailers will be styled by students to demonstrate their knowledge of the upcoming trends.

Andrea Ramirez | Collection: The Jungle

Style Lush TV caught up with three of the graduating AI students to ask about the inspiration for their collections and yes, gain some sneak peeks before the show. Watch the episode above and be sure to support your future fashion community March 13th.

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Burgundy Woods has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music/Music Industries from the University of the Incarnate Word and a Design & Trend Forecasting degree from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. She began her career in Hollywood, California, where she worked for major record labels such as Virgin Records, Interscope Records, EMI Music and Capitol Records. Later after attaining her fashion degree, she was discovered by MySpace, Inc. and was immediately hired to be their Fashion Curator starring and producing her show THE B-SPOT Fashion & Trends on their Fashion & Shopping channel. During this time, online media was in its infancy. She and her colleagues contributed to the invention and molding of the online fashion media industry. Many of the stylized ideas and tools that were launched through these platforms are still used to this day as industry standards for online fashion media. Later, with her extensive experience in developing online fashion media, she continued the show independently and has successfully rebranded THE B-SPOT into Style Lush TV online fashion network. Now, with over eight professional years in online fashion media and trend forecasting, she continues to pioneer, maneuver and develop her industry. She is currently the Senior Digital Fashion Editor, On Camera Fashion Personality and Senior Video Producer for Style Lush TV. She is also the President of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative. The states official non-profit for the positive growth of the Texas Fashion Industry