Dream. Inspire. Design. Fashion Show Features Student Talent

Schaumburg, Ill. — Aug. 20 — The fourth annual fashion show presented by the students of the International Academy of Design & Technology (the Academy) – Schaumburg will be held on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 8:00pm in the Schaumburg Prairie Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $15.00. MC for the evening will be Matt Rodewald of NBC5.

Created entirely by students and faculty, this year’s fashion show displays the depth and talent inside the walls 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."

The Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts is located at 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL. VIP Reception is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open to the General Public at 7:30 p.m. and show time is at 8:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (847) 969-2800.

About The Academy
Since opening in 2004, the Academy – Schaumburg has provided educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities and career success in select design and technology fields. The Academy does not guarantee employment or salary. The Academy has been an established institution for more than 25 years and has 10 other campuses across the US. The Academy – Schaumburg is authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to grant Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Merchandising Management and Visual Communications. The campus offers a "Blended Learning" delivery approach which permits students to take courses both in-house and online.

The Academy – Schaumburg is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The Academy is a member of the Career Education Corporation network of universities, colleges and schools. (www.bharattextile.com)

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