Students from International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) were featured in a “Project Runway”-style event November 6, 2013 at Titanic The Experience on International Drive. The “fashion show 101 years in the making” showcased designs constructed throughout the past semester as part of a challenge: craft one garment, inspired by the Edwardian-style popular in the early 1900s when White Star Line’s R.M.S Titanic set sail bound for New York.
Three top awards were given.
Carla Weaver, winner of Most Innovative Design, created a black v-necked evening gown with a mirror of the V in the slit detail in the front of the dress, as well as a modestly-cut V for the back neckline. Beaded heavy lace overlaid the satin-lining, with a high empire waist cinched in with a satin sash. Styling included white opera gloves, peacock feathers in the model’s hair, and (a nod to Titanic, the movie) a Heart of the Ocean-inspired necklace and earrings.
J, of J’s Everyday Fashion, hosted (at left) and encouraged contestants along with judges for the Titanic Fashion Show: Coco Mayer, Creative Entertainment, Allison Walker, Central Florida News 13, and Caty Mills, Premier Exhibitions.
The designers are all either current or recent graduates of one of the Fashion Design programs at IADT, Orlando.All of the entries showed great creativity with an eye for beauty and a nod to history.