Academy of Art University, a San Francisco-based fashion and designing school, outperformed others in the recently held New York Fashion Week. Ten graduates, both MFA and BFA, from the School of Fashion at the university made their debut in the Fashion Week with two menswear and five womenswear along with two collaborations in them. The school has designers from diverse backgrounds, and that reflected in their designs as well. The designs saw influences from coastal Maine to mainland China with an impressive range of ideas, excellent craftsmanship technics, and more. The debutants displayed their talent and vision on fashion in front of their peers and mentors.
Some of those impressive designs have even made big headlines in the news medias as well. It included the design of Hailun Zhou, an MFA graduate from China. She designed it by taking some observations from a few personal photographs she took during a journey. Her product is made from different materials from Vinyl to PVC. Another one that impressed is designed by Eden Slezin, an MFA graduate from the Bay Area. He designed an attire by taking influence from the reflection of his own “life and loves” tone for vintage denim. Interestingly, he used organic denim to prepare the menswear.
The Academy of Art University was established in the year 1929 by Richard S. Stephens, a creative director of Sunset Magazine. It is considered to be the largest design, fashion, and art University in the country with over 12,000 students and over 1,300 teaching staff, including part-time teachers.
The Academy has set clear goals of creating industry-best professionals through innovative curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities. Interestingly, the graduates from the university are regularly lands on top-notch industrial players such as Apple, Nike, EA, Zynga, Pixar, and more.
The university offers majors in Acting, Animation & Visual Effects, Advertising, Architecture, Art History, Art Edu., Fashion, Fine Art, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Game Design, and more. The aspiring students have a choice for opting bachelor’s, associate, and master’s degrees in at least 25 subjects. Additionally, the Academy of Art University also provides online education for most of the courses to make it accessible for all the students, irrespective of the locality.