An article on the huffingtonpost.com named the Academy of Art University NYFW Show the future of fashion. For the 21st time, the Academy of Art held its runway showcase from the School of Fashion. It was held at the Skylight Clarkson Square.
The Academy of Art University has been in San Francisco since 1929. They offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees for people who want to be design professionals.
The designers have very diverse backgrounds living everywhere from Maine to China. There were many impressive pieces on the runway and it was obvious the students put in hours of hard work to bring it to life. Audience members included fashion enthusiasts like Ms. J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model.
Ten recent graduates put together their best ensembles and showcased their individual spirit. The group released two menswear collections, five womenswear collections, and two collaborations within the seven collections. It was founded as a school for advertising art by Richard S. Stephens, a painter. It stayed in the family with his son and then his daughter becoming president respectively. The school is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. They offer programs for over twenty subjects and do have some distant learning students. Graduates have been hired by Nike, Apple, Zynga and more to help handle their art needs.
The Academy of Art University offers a no-barrier admissions policy that allows anyone to come in who has a passion for learning. They hold themselves to the highest ethical standards in art and teach their students the same. They are happy to give back to San Francisco and employ professionals to teach their students who are working creatives out in the design world and aware of the current trends.
Under president Elisa Stephens the number of attending students has grown to over eighteen thousand. Their alumni include well-known designers and Pulitzer prize winners.