Academy of Art University, a reputed art and design university based in San Francisco, created waves in the New York Fashion Week with a number of unique fashion presentations. Interestingly, this is the 21st appearance of the premier institute in the bi-annually fashion festival. Additionally, the season saw ten graduates of the University making their debut in the fashion show with five womenswear, two collaborations, and two menswear collections. The talents of the fashion school could present their creativities with a wide range of influence from the Chinese mainland to the coastal regions of Maine in front of the esteemed panel of judges and audience around the world.
Interestingly, some of those presentations caught the eyebrows of everyone. Hailun Zhou from China produced an amazing piece by taking notes from some photographs she captured during a journey. The product is prepared using a wide range of materials from vinyl to PVC. Similarly, Eden Slezin, a native of the Bay Area, created a reflection of “life and loves” crafted from vintage denim. Interestingly, he utilized an organic cone denim to design his creativity. Also, Dina Marie Lam from Los Angeles created her product by taking multiple emotions in regards to the passing of her aunt. She just needed to make sure that her creativity displays the feeling of transition.
The Academy of Art University was founded by Richard S. Stephens, a leading creative director of Sunset, in the year 1929. He aimed the institute as an ideal place for converting talents into world-class designers and professional artists with additional skills, proper instruction, and apt curriculum.
The University has more than 12,500 students along with close to 1,450 staff, including part-time teach staff. It is regarded as the largest fashion and art university in the United States. The students from the institute regularly participate the New York Fashion Week events from 2005.
The institute offers both online and offline courses to aspiring students. It provides graduation, post-graduation, and associate degrees in 25 subjects. Many prominent artists, including film personalities, have completed their education from the University. Interestingly, many of the graduates from the Academy of Art University have been placed with industry leaders such as Nike, Apple, EA, Pixar, Zynga, and more.