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Miami fashion design students participate in annual chocolate festival

on Wednesday,October 06,2010 22:10

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For the second consecutive year, fashion design students enrolled at the Miami International University of Art and Design made clothing that will be featured at the upcoming Aventura Mall's Chocolate Festival.

A total of 10 garments will be selected among the 30 submissions, and will be worn during the event's runway show as well as on display for onlookers to view up close. The winning piece of clothing will be chosen by a panel of judges, which must be a chocolate-inspired design.

Last year's top selection was made of Kit Kat wrappers, with an M & M's bodice and caramel and chocolate covered tulle for a skirt. It also had chocolate cups in the shapes of flowers spread throughout the garment.

Charlene Parsons, fashion design chair at the university, stated that "the garment designs are truly outstanding and impressive - I’m very confident that the finished garments will be spectacular; our students love working on this project."

Students who obtain degrees in this field may be qualified for good-paying jobs as the 2008 annual earnings of fashion designers ranged from $32,150 to $124,780, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
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