Academy of Art University Shines on Stage


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Academy of Art | Posted on 08-03-2018

The School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University had it’s twenty first runway showcase on September 9th, 2017 at Skylight Clarkson Square. In this runway showcase, recent BFA and MFA graduates debuted five womenswear and two menswear collections and they had two collaborations among themselves.

The backgrounds of the designers is extremely diverse and they come from all over the world. With this in mind, they had so many ideas, techniques and styles that impressed the live audience. These recognizable faces included J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model.

All of the classes, workshops, internships, and hard work these students have put into all of these collections came down to fifteen minutes on the runway. These amazingly talented students presented these styles in front of peers, potential employers, their teachers as well as the rest of the fashion world (via livestream).

Among these designers there was fashion inspired by the passing of loved ones (Dina Marie Lam MFA Fashion Design), Designs pertaining to a certain culture growing up from a different area (Carlos Rodriguez, BFA Fashion Design), nature inspired pieces (Say Shen, MFA Fashion Design), strength of ancestors past (Joanna Jadalla, MFA Menswear Design), Japanese Samurais and Castles (Cana Klebanoff, BFA Knitwear Design), light leading us away from darkness (Ryan Yu, MFA Fashion Design), and recent trips abroad (Jelly Shan, MFA Fashion Design).

All of these designers are extremely talented and are proud of all of the work they have accomplished and they feel it is an amazing experience to see all of their hard work unfold on stage in front of their eyes.

The Academy of Art University is a privately owned art school in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens. The school had 283 full-time teachers and 1154 part time teaching staff. The school also has about 12,000 students. This university claims the title of largest art and design school in the United States.

The university also owns and operates an Automobile Museum which has about 200 vintage cars in its collection, valued at over $70 million.

The athletic teams at the university compete in NCAA Division II. AMong the sports teams, cross country and field and track are the best in the school.