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Fashion Design Schools Charlotte NC

Local resource for fashion design schools in Charlotte. Includes detailed information on local schools that provide access to degrees in fashion, as well as advice and content on the advantages and career paths available for a student with a degree in fashion design.

Central Piedmont Community College
(704) 330-2722
PO Box 35009
Charlotte, NC
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $1260
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $7465
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State and Local

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Art Institute of Charlotte
(800) 872-4417
2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC

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Central Piedmont Community College
(704) 330-2722
PO Box 35009
Charlotte, NC
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $1260
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $7465
School Information
Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State and Local

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Mars Hill College
(828) 689-1307
100 Athletic St.Mars Hill
Mars Hill, NC
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $19894
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Type of Institution : Four-Year college
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Art Institute of Charlotte
(800) 872-4417
2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC

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Cleveland Community College
(704) 484-4000
137 South Post Road
Shelby, NC

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Meredith College
(919) 760-8600
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $23500
School Information
Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Afingo Launches Social Network For Fashion

Afingo
Afingo ( www.afingo.com ) says its new website, newly launched this month, will connect fashion designers directly to their audiences in a social network.
   ‘For consumers, Afingo.com will give exclusive access to learn about the latest fashion trends directly from their favourite designers. Designers and retailers can share behind-the-scenes industry information with customers in exchange for immediate consumer reviews and opinions,’ says its release today.
   ‘The multi-functional fashion portal allows consumers to offer input directly to designers and retailers about their collections, provides designers with necessary information to give consumers exactly what they want, assists retailers by selling products directly to consumers and helps “in the biz” suppliers to develop a thriving business.’
   Consumers will be able to rate designs from their profile pages, while designers can post look books and give information on when new products become available to the public.
   The site will also connect retailers, providing store location information and contact with designers.
   Basic membership is free, with VIP access for consumers beginning at US$49 per annum. Designers and retailers can expect a fee of US$29·99 per month or US$299 per annum beginning in February.
   The site has been founded by Canadian-born Liza Deyrmenjian. Moe Somani serves as COO....

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Free Radicals From Starfish: Fashion That Moves

Starfish
Starfish
Starfish
From top Starfish’s Bounce Boléro runner dress. The Springer frock. Four ways of wearing the Starfish Swirler.

Starfish ’s summer 2010–11 collection, Free Radical, is inspired by one of New Zealand’s modernist artist Len Lye’s fascination with art that moves, the mystery of motion and the celebration of energy that is life.
   Lye’s ideologies are evoked through the collection’s unique kinetic mix of colours, prints and texture. Motion expressed through the beautiful swing crop cardigans, tunics that swirl against one’s body, flowing draped dresses, playful flounces and bold prints.
   Flirty and feminine flounces and peplum shapes mix with 1950s silhouettes and relaxed masculine tailoring to create the uniquely Starfish look for the next season.
   Beautiful greys, whites and cinnamons mix with jewel tones of sapphire blues and ruby reds and Starfish’s own unique colours (locally dyed to Öko-Tex standards) of Hot Spark, Atomic Orange and Energetic Emerald to create a rainbow palette of colour for the upcoming season.
   A specially designed spot print by Amy Van Luijk is featured throughout the collection and is an interesting interpretation on Len Lye’s animated film Free Radicals. This is juxtaposed with diagonal strip leggings and pencil skirts.
   Pushing the boundaries of sustainable fashion once again, Starfish is able to offer its customers two unique garments, the Swirler, and the Flip and Twist Top. Each of these garments can be worn in a multitude of ways offering a unique investment piece.
   And, as always, the Starfish collection is created using natural fibres, organic cottons, hemp silks, and locally produced fabrics. It is manufactured locally, ensuring that you know that your clothes are creating a lesser impact on the environment.
   A few pieces which should become summer staples in y...

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Welcoming ‘Techfashion’ At W-41

W-41

After assistant fashion editor Bronwyn Williams, intern Alice Palmer and I attended the trends’ presentations at Massey University yesterday (which were, incidentally, impressive), it was interesting to see this Dutch label, W-41 , embracing another emerging trend: that of combining technology with fashion. At least one group of students touched on this, and seeing it in the market-place the same day was certainly interesting.
   The themes have been around for a while: for example, on the right of this page is a QR bar code, which provides information to those cellphones that have a QR reader. Others have been finding ways to incorporate microprocessors into clothes, in a fairly obvious fashion. And my friend, author Stefan Engeseth (who has just launched his book, The Fall of PR and the Rise of Advertising ), wrote years ago about two cellphones that could physically link together in a jigsaw fashion to encourage people to meet.
   W-41, meanwhile, has blended its own code, readable via a free downloadable application, with a range of T-shirts. Embedded in the code is the wearer’s favourite URL, whether it be their website or their favourite YouTube clip. It seems like a good idea, namely because it does not really change the way we wear clothes or use technology. Snapping a photograph on a cellphone is a normal activity in 2009—I say it has even replaced the notepad—and those who wear W-41 codes invite it.
   In addition, th...

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