13 of The Art Institutes’ students and alumni presented their collections to a packed house in The Theatre at Lincoln Center for Fall 2o14. The selected designers were chosen by a selection committee of industry experts including John Bartlett, Bonnie Young, Cliodna Egan and Christina Neault, as well as Douglas Hannant. Many on the selection committee were spotted front row cheering the designers on.
This year’s students included a former marine, carpenter and architect, all of whom switched careers to pursue their true passions at Art Institutes schools. Gustavo Alonso, Luis Aponte, Joshuan Aponte, Lauren Barisic, Lorena Cabrera, Anna Charest, Samuel Ciccone, Michael Doyle, Ryan Edmonds, German Madrigal, Christopher Maracha, Rei Yamamoto and Simone Young all earned the extraordinary opportunity to present their collections alongside fashion industry legends for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
*photo courtesy of Frazer Harrison