Academy of Art University held its 21st runway fashion showcase for New York Fashion Week on September 9th 2017. Ten aspiring BFA and MFA graduates released five womenswear pieces, as well as to menswear pieces and two collaborations to the fashion debut. Fashion show limelight shined on Skylight Clarkson Square, the official residence for all things Style and fashion. The designers themselves came from a nice spread of diversity. There were designers from China to a few other far off places that introduced a unique range of ideas in silhouettes, patterns, materials and craftsmanship techniques that impressed those attending the show. Among the attendees included America’s Next Top Model, Ms. J Alexander and Sara Kozlowski, Professional Development at CFDA and Director of Education. Every last workshop, class, internship and “last minute” hours of painstaking labor and preparation boiled down to the fifteen minutes of runway excitement. In the presence of peers, classmates, potential career mentors, professionals and the whole world from livestream, watched what these designers had to share.
Since 1929, Academy of Art University was established in San Francisco, California by Richard S. Stephens. With 283 full-time teachers and 1154 part-time teaching staff, and about 18,000 students. It is said to be the largest privately owned art institution in the nation.
Sunset Magazine‘s own creative director and founder, Richard S. Stephens aspires to transform students into professionals of industry. He thought that anyone pursuing artistry interests could learn the crafts they need if given appropriate training, diligence and “elbow grease”. Richard S Stephens also felt students ought to be admitted into an art institution regardless of experience. Most importantly, education need be delivered by true experts.
By the devotion of present President Dr. Elisa Stephens as well as Chairman Emeritus Richard A. Stephens, the goal of Academy of Art University is to succeed with a professional faculty, top-notch facilities and curriculum in many study avenues. Majors include: Acting, Architecture, Art Education, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Motion Pictures, Multimedia, Music, Photography, Landscaping and more! Graduates have launched careers with many impressive companies such as Nike, Apple, and many others.