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Art Institute of Seattle’s Love Of Fashion Student Fashion Show At Benaroya Hall

Art Insitute of Seattle Love of Fashion student fashions (photo credit: Art Insitute of Seattle)

Art Institute of Seattle Love of Fashion student fashions (photo credit: Art Institute of Seattle)

The Art Institute of Seattle’s Annual student fashion show, Love of Fashion, is coming to Benaroya Hall on March 12th.

Ready-to-wear Spring and Fall 2013 trends will be unveiled.  Designs are inspired by Olivier Messiaen’s, Turangalila Symphony, with a special collection, Club Ludo, in honor of Seattle Symphony’s musical director, Ludovic Morlot.

Love of Fashion student design (photo credit: Art Institute of Seattle)

Love of Fashion student design (photo credit: Art Institute of Seattle)

The event adds another special feature in that the designers not only create the fashion but also produce the show as well. It promises to be a fun and unique experience.

The Art Institute of Seattle allows students to explore the path to becoming a creative professional with programs that provide an outlet for their unique and creative ideas for design, media, fashion or culinary arts. Students can learn to refine their talents and gain an education that’s rooted in the real world.

WHEN: March 12, 2013 from 8 pm – 9 pm.

Doors open at 7 pm.

Benaroya Hall
200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101
Ph. 206-215-4800

Tickets start at $20 for general admission and top out at $60 for front rows VIP seating with swag bag. Please click here to purchase tickets.

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