Fashion design students at the Art Institute of Philadelphia will get to see their designs come alive at the 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show. From Guatemala to Egypt to Japan, dresses inspired by 10 countries will be featured as part of “Passport to the World” in Hall B.
The students’ garments were first modeled for Flower Show Designer Sam Lemheney in December. The chosen designs will be paired with floral designs from the area’s best who will interpret the dresses into blossoming displays.
Sixteen dresses were chosen based on texture, color and overall design. Every dress represents a country and each student had to use one “untraditional” material in one of their dresses.
“I remember doing these kinds of projects in design school,” says Senior Flower Show Coordinator Betty Greene. “It’s hard! The details and materials [the students] used are just wonderful!” (more…)