It is Fashion Week again in New York City and the School of Fashion students of the Academy of Art University are showing off their latest designs.
This School held its twenty-first showcase at the Skylight Clarkson Square. Ten recent graduates from the bachelor program and the masters program showed off for the first time their women’s wear and men’s wear designs. Some of the students collaborated with each other to form 2 partnerships.
The designers of this school have diverse backgrounds. One is from mainland China while another one could be from coast of Maine. Each designer or collaborator only had 15 minutes to show the world what they could do.
The range of styles did impress the audience at this schowcase. The audience did include some well-known people in the fashion industry such J. Alexander from show America’s Next Top Model and Sara Kozlowski, a CFDA Director of Education and Professional Development.
When this school started in 1929, it was originally a school for advertising. Richard S. Stephens, a magazine editor and painter, was the leader of this school until 1951. Richard A. Stephens, the son of the leader, replaced him in 1951. His daughter, Elisa Stephens, but ecame the new president in 1992.
The Academy of Art University currently has about 18,000 students. These students have participated in the NY Fashion week every year since 2005. These students are also fortunate enough to have shuttles that take them from their dorms to their classrooms in the city of San Francisco.
Some slumni of this university are:
Mobolade Ajomale, Olympic sprinter
Asencio, figurative painter
Rick Baker, winner of an Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairsy;ing and special effects for Maleficent
Scott Borrero, 2016 winner of Adorama & Nigel Barker’s “Top Photographer”
Alexandria von Bromssen, Runner-up on Project Runway (season 12)
Lee Cheol-ha, film director
Lauren Conrad, actress
Deanne Fitzmaurice, winner of a 2005 Pulitzer Prize