An illustration by Kazuno Tateishi, a fashion design student at The American College, was selected to become a full-page ad for Cortiva Travel Wear. Cortiva, a Cornelia, Ga.-based company, asked the school to suggest a student to create the illustration, and Tateishi won the job. The final advertisement will run in an upcoming issue of WWD.
Janet Gurwitch, executive vice president of women’s merchandising for Neiman Marcus, announced Giorgio Armani as the featured designer for the 1995 Ballet Ball. The celebrated annual event takes place Feb. 25 at the Hotel Nikko and will include a runway show of Armani’s designs, an appearance by a U.S. Armani representative, and a live ballet vignette along with dinner and dancing. Contact Lisa Loudermilk at (404) 350-7880.
Datiani Fashions Ltd. has launched a new petite division, Datiani Petites. The collection of contemporary better dresses will be shown in the Don Overcast & Assoc. showroom in the Atlanta Apparel Mart. Prices range from $59 to $89 wholesale. For summer, the line ranges from garden-party cottons to seasonless black-and-white looks.
A group of international fashion models descended upon Atlanta in November for the first annual International Mosaique Fashion Show. The show raised money for the Ethiopian Children’s Fund, the International Cooperation Council and Moving in the Spirit. Designers such as Ungaro and Oscar de la Renta created special designs. Over 400 people attended the event, sponsored by Georgia Power Company, Big River Industries, American Resource Enterprises, France Telecom, Tricom and USA Paris Models.
Rexer-Parkes, an Atlanta-based women’s specialty shop, hosted their first Men’s Holiday Shopping Night on Dec. 14. Local gents were treated to informal modeling, complimentary gift wrap and an extra 15 percent discount for the evening. The seven-year-old shop plans to make it an annual event.