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The Heat of Fashion Designer Competition Runway Fashion Show
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Saturday, September 06, 2014, 06:00pm - 08:00pm

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  • The Heat is on! Join The Atlantic Hotel & Spa for the Semi-Finals Live Mannequin Presentation as fifteen semi-finalists battle it out to win a coveted spot in The Heat of Fashion Designer Competition Runway Fashion Show.
  • These fifteen contestants, composed of students and recent college graduates, successfully made it past the online voting period and into round two.
  • During the evening, the contestants will each be showcasing two designs, on models, to the South Florida community.
  • Throughout the Semi-Finals Live Mannequin Presentation, there will be a cocktail reception where guests will be able to purchase an array of eclectic hors d'oeuvres and cocktails from the hotel restaurant, Beauty & the Feast Bar|Kitchen's, globally inspired American menu.
  • Industry experts who will make up the judging panel, for the semi-finals and finals, include Linda Zamora, Swimwear Fashion Designer; Sheila Waldon, Director of Fashion at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale; Debbie Berman, Owner of Shop DNA Boutique; Chaquita Collie, Merchandising and Design Instructor at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale; and Sanjeeda Baig, Fashion Designer and Stylist, among other experts still to be announced.
  • This elite judging panel will select the top eight finalists, which will be announced on Sunday, September 7th.
  • These lucky finalists will then go on to present their collections in The Heat of Fashion Designer Competition Runway Fashion Show, which will take place on September 20th at The Atlantic Hotel & Spa.
  • The winner of the Runway Fashion Show Finale will be selected based upon certain criteria; including originality, innovation, concept and inspiration behind the design, choice of fabric and trims, written and visual explanation of the design, technical awareness, wear-ability and commercial viability.
  • One grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, photo shoot, TV and radio production for a commercial, 1st place trophy and product placement in a trendy Fort Lauderdale boutique. The second place winner will receive a photo shoot and 2nd place trophy. The third place winner will receive a trophy for their accomplishment.

Finals: Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tickets for the Semi-Finals and Finals can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/.  For additional details please visit www.HeatOfFashion.com or contact Pheline Jerome, Event Coordinator, at 954-226-1407.

Location The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale