The Academy of Art University: The Future of Fashion Design

The School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University hosted its 21st annual runway show on September 9, 2017. Talented BFA and MFA graduates gathered at Skylight Clarkson Square during New York Fashion Week. The runway show presented five female and two male collections.



The designers came from a wide variety of unique backgrounds and demonstrated impressive craftsmen techniques. The participators used their knowledge they learned from classes, workshops, and internships to make the runway show a great success. The audience at the runway show included the peers of the designers, career mentors, and fashion enthusiasts. Mrs. J. Alexander from America’s Next Top Model also attended the runway show.



The Academy of Art University NYFW show featured MFA and BFA design graduates from California. Dina Marie Lam created designs with warmth and comfort. Eden Slezin focused on vintage denim. He used recycled rubber bike tubes from Sports Basements, extra fabrics from Armour Vert, and donated fabric from Cone Denim. Joanna Jadallah was inspired by the culture of her ancestors in Palestine. Her design material included lightweight wool, lambskin leather, and cashmere knits. Carlos Rodriguez combined hand and machine embroidery techniques to give his designs a more unique texture.



The runway show also featured several MFA fashion design graduates from China. Jelly Shan interned at Max Studio and presented a girly and edgy look. Ryan Yu used a contrast of black and white to create futuristic silhouettes. Saya Shen used Kornit Digital to incorporate landscape photographs into her fabric. Hailun Zhou designed outwear pieces of separates and dresses using vinyl and PVC.



The Academy of Art University has been inspiring and teaching artists in San Francisco since 1929. Their easy admission process makes it simple for art students to receive the training they need. Student will receive professional training in a creative environment. Artists are also encouraged to develop their own style and blend personal talent with professional knowledge.



The admissions process at the Academy of Art University is easy, quick, and hassle-free. Prospective students need a high school diploma or GED. Acceptable documentation includes official transcripts from a high school or home school program. The school will also accept a California High School Proficiency Exam letter.



The Academy of Art University offers a Bachelor and Master degree of Fine Arts in Fashion Design. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree includes concentrations in Fashion Styling, Textile Design, and Fashion Product Development. The Master of Fine Arts degree provides advanced training in knitwear, design, and merchandising textile.