Fashion Week gets most of it’s buzz nowadays from who’s sitting on those prestigious first rows, but there would be no Fashion Week without the fashion! And without exception, every house name, respected, and well known designer had it start, it’s debut at Fashion Week. This Fashion Week Season The School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University put on it’s 21st runway showcase on September 9, 2017 and who’s to say some of those newbies won’t be names we’ll highly revere in years to come!
The gift of exposure and recognition that showing at Fashion Week brings does not come easy for these creative minds aiming at fashion fame, but are altogether worth it when influential people such as Ms. J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model and Sara Kozlowski, Director of Education and Professional Development at CFDA are inches away from your creations.
Already one of the top art schools in the nation Academy of Art University sets their students up for success during and after their time there having built great connections with new companies, designers and artists.
Being part of the first art university that has been invited to showcase student work at New York Fashion Week twice a year, students at Academy of Art University have a welcomed standard to keep and from what we got a taste this past Fashion Week season they are not about to lose that priviledge.
Outside the box sources used to make beautiful innovative outfits, gave you major “unconventional challenge” vibes that from a certain tv show about fashion designers, making you realize these School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University students deserve where they have gotten so far. Take designer Zhou, chosen this year for the CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase, who used vinyl and PVC to assemble separates, dresses and outerwear. Also designer Eden, who with sustainability in fashion in mind used recycled rubber bike tubes from Sports Basement and accepted donated organic denim from Cone Denim.
The future of fashion looks bright and beautiful in the hands of The Academy of Art University’s designers.