Cool vs. Cruel Fashion Show – A Success!

303630 10151225078715449 1652479808 nLocal students from the fashion design department of the Art Institute of Vancouver, recently held a Cool vs. Cruel fashion show. This event was held on September 11, and showcased some amazing and fur-free couture. Congrats to all participants. The event was a real inspiration.

“Entering competitions such as this presents an amazing opportunity for students to learn and hone their craft,” said vice president of Academic Affairs at The Art Institutes John Pufahl. “They gain practical, hands-on experience and can build their portfolios of work, which will prove beneficial when they enter the industry.”

Learn more about the competition and see the original runway looks at Find more about The Art Institutes schools at

The Art Institutes is a system of more than 45 educational institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University.

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