21st Century Fashion at the Academy of Art University’s 21st Runway Showcase

For nearly one hundred years, San Francisco’s Academy of Art University has been leading the way in art and fashion education. At New York Fashion week, ten recent MFA and BFA graduates showcased their fashion skills. Their years of study, workshops, and internships culminated in 15 minutes of runway time at the 21st runway showcase on September 9, 2017 at Skylight Clarkson Square.

From Beijing to Mexico City the recent graduates’ backgrounds was reflected in their work. The graduates debuted two menswear and five womenswear collections, along with two collaborations. Models were seen wearing San Francisco inspired vintage denim, lush Hokkaido snow inspired fabrics, and futurist black and white patent leather.

The Academy of Art University is a community of about 2,600 students from 112 different countries. In this diverse melting pot of ideas and inspiration, students are encouraged to develop their own styles under the guidance of professional artists and educators.

The urban location of the school allows students to engage and interact with the community. This was illustrated in Eden Slezin’s work that highlights the indivuality celebrated in San Francisco, and Saya Shen’s work that emphasizes the topography of San Francscisco, the trees and the waves.

As part of it’s vision for the future. The Academy of Art University continues to promote a rigorous and engaging curriculum that prepares students for the future. Its student-centered education encourages students to develop portfolios that meet the industry standard. It will also continue to add new short skill based courses to prepare students to work in the evolving creative industries of today.

In addition to the Academy of Art University’s physical location, the University has offered online education since 2002. These courses offer the same level of education with greater flexibility. This makes it easier for part time students to achieve their dreams of becoming creative professionals.

With the success of the Academy of Art University’s 21st Runway showcase, the fashion world eagerly awaits next year’s fashion show.

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