Date Published: 3/30/2012
[PITTSBURGH, PA March 2012] -- Ariona Beinato-Carter of Macedonia, OH was recently named the local first place winner at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category.
The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition was created to encourage and reward young fashion talent.
The Nordonia Hills City Schools senior earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
In addition to her tuition scholarship, Beinato-Carter progressed to the national round of The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition where her entry was judged against other local winners from throughout North America for the Competition’s grand prize: a half- tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school, and a VIP trip to New York City to include a “meet and greet” at Seventeen’s New York City offices, lunch and a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with a Seventeen Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple.
In the Fashion Design category, entrants were asked to create innovative and wearable evening wear designs. In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, competitors created concepts for fashion marketing, merchandising and retail management plans.
Beinato-Carter’s entry included a plan for the Fashion with Benefits fashion show.
For more information on this year’s Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), 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. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.