Fort Wayne Teen Named 2nd Place National Winner in Fashion Competition

Malik Davis put his fashion skills to the test and emerged as a 2nd place national winner in The Art Institutes 2013 Passion for Fashion Scholarship Competition. Davis entered in the Fashion Design category and competed against high school students from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

He earned a $5,000 tuition scholarship to study fashion at an Art Institutes school, and will pursue his education at The Art Institute of Indianapolis.

Malik Davis’ entry included sketches for a black and white evening gown. Featuring a mermaid silhouette, the gown has long sleeves and a high neckline made from black lace and a white skirt with black beading and lace details. For the national competition, his sketches were brought to life as a stunning evening gown.

Davis’s work was judged by a prestigious panel of fashion’s elite, including Scott French, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheFashionList.com, CFDA Menswear Designer, and Fashion Instructor for The Art Institute of New York City; Suede, Founder of SUEDEsays™, designer and contestant on "Project Runway All Stars" Season 2 and "Project Runway" Season 5; Patty Hughes, a Lifestyle Television personality who has appeared on "The Rachael Ray Show" and was recently appointed Fashion Editor of Jamque magazine; Warren Satchell, a director of buying and merchandising who has worked with brands such as GAP Europe, Kenneth Cole, Indigo and Armani Exchange; Elise Goldberg Santiago, a fashion accessories design consultant who works for brands such as Cole Haan, Coach and Limited Brands and is a contributing writer for TheFashionList.com; Kelly Powers, a design consultant at K Powers Designs who has worked as a design director for Nine West, Olivet Luggage and Etienne Aigner. Her past experience includes work with Ralph Lauren, Vans, and Tommy Hilfiger; and Chet Holly, VP Global Sales and Merchandising for Richard Harris International.

For more information on The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, please visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion <http://www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion> .

The Art Institute of Indianapolis is part of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu <http://www.artinstitutes.edu> ), a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions of The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Indianapolis is located at 3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1010, Indianapolis, IN 46268. The Art Institute of Indianapolis is authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 670 Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 464-4400 Ext. 138, (317) 464-4400 Ext. 141. AC0080. See aiprograms.info <http://aiprograms.info> for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important information.