It's All Hands On Deck for Fahrenheit Models Fashion Week

Fashion Event co-produced by JWU’s College of Business and Student Group Fahrenheit Models

North Miami, Fla. – March 27, 2013 – On the heels of Miami Fashion Week, Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami Campus student organization Fahrenheit Models, in collaboration with the College of Business, will host its very own Fashion Week from April 3-5. This three-day event, featuring a fashion expo, a spring fashion show, and an awards banquet, will be the first for the campus and the Fahrenheit Models Organization, which has hosted successful fashion shows on the campus in the past.

“The event will showcase the university’s fashion merchandising program to the south Florida community,” says Antonio Boone, one of the founders of Fahrenheit Models and a JWU sophomore. “It will also provide ongoing career exploration and experience to JWU students who are interested in working within the fashion industry.”

In addition to the student members of Fahrenheit Models, students from fashion merchandising and retail marketing have been assigned tasks to aid in the production of the event. Activities related to producing fashion week have also been embedded into the fashion merchandising class curriculum.

“Participating in Fashion Week allows our students to gain hands-on experience in executing an event and is another resume booster that sets our students apart from their competition,” said College of Business Professor Jack Rose. “Our students will be rolling up their sleeves to provide assistance in any function that is needed to produce a first-rate Fashion Week. While the models on the runway receive many accolades, the success of any event is dependent upon the entire team — from the dressers, to the makeup and hair specialists, to the selection of the clothing, to working with designers.”

Fashion Week Itinerary
Fashion Week will kick off on Wednesday, April 3 from noon-3pm at the Wildcat Center with a Fashion Week Expo, where attendees will get a chance to interact with industry professionals; sit in on workshops about styling, fashion buying and selling, and fashion forecasting; and network with local retailers and potential employers.

On Thursday, April 4 a cherry blossom-themed spring fashion show will take place from 7-11pm on the Catwalk leading up to the Wildcat Center and will exhibit fashions from up and coming designers, local retailers and a local jewelry designer. The event will be hosted by Harley Morgan, CEO and founder of the Righteous Ones Entertainment Agency. This event is free and open to the public.

Fashion Week will wrap up on Friday, April 5 with the Trends Award Brunch from 11am-2pm in Palm Court honoring the event contributors, professors and a local designer or boutique owner. This event is by invitation only.

About Fahrenheit Models
The student run organization, Founded in 2011, Fahrenheit Models is a student-run organization focused on introducing students with a passion for fashion to the broad scope of fashion related careers including modeling, fashion marketing, fashion show production, events management and photography. Like Fahrenheit Models on Facebook.

About JWU Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students at its four campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, NC. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, education, nutrition, hospitality and technology. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university’s impact is global, with alumni from 152 countries pursuing careers worldwide.