Fashion Evolution at The Academy of Art University’s NYFW Shows
Every year it is New York City’s Fashion Week that sets the tone for the rest of the year when it comes to fashion. At some of these shows and on these runways, new names will come into the spotlight and some classic and popular names will showcase their new creations as well. The School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University has participated in 21 of these runways, all taking place at Skylight Clarkson Square.
During this year’s Fashion Week, a total of five different women’s ensembles and two men’s ensembles were debuted along with two other collaborations. These outfits were created by ten students who recently graduated from the Academy of Art University with BFA and MFA degrees. On September 9, 2017 these students got to show off all that they have learned along with their own creativity. The results were impressive with different designers really expressing their individuality along with the current trends that are popular in fashion.
These students don’t lack in their fashion and cultural backgrounds. These designers come from all over the world to study fashion in San Francisco from places like China, Maine and plenty of other areas in between. The audience was a tough crowd with iconic fashion designers and professionals that included Ms J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model, Sara Kozlowski who is the Director of Education and Professional Development at CFDA and many more. This short show of fifteen minutes takes months and months to prepare for and can be very stressful though very exhilarating for the designers that are involved.
The Academy of Art University is located in the San Francisco area since 1929. Based on innovation and creativity, AOAU prides themselves on creativity, talent and inspiration; bringing some of the newest and most promising talent to the mix. Looking into the future diversity is becoming something that everyone embraces and while this institution has always embraced and utilized the diversity and creativity of their students, the Academy of Art University prides themselves on tapping into this diversity to bring about newness and change to the world of fashion.