An Artist Performs
Very few fashion schools can claim that they had a presence at New York Fashion Week. But, the Academy of Art University in San Francisco is no ordinary fashion school. It hosted an event which truly represents the future of fashion, as their students were able to present 5 womenswear and 2 menswear concepts at the fashion show.
The designers have a diverse set of backgrounds, coming from around the world. Ideas are inspired by a wide range of cultures and are designed to impress the audience. Lots of labor and time has gone into the new designs. It was a wide range of ideas that has impressed the judge and the audience to incorporate craftsmanship ideas.
This time has all contributed to 15 minutes of fame on the runway. Peers and other judges present their visions of the future, and hours of labor have culminated in fashion. Personal observations and photography come among the desire for individuality which comes as a direct result of designer creativity.
Dina Lam is a MFA candidate from Los Angeles, and she was inspired by a desire to incorporate emotions that came from the passing of her aunt. This includes a emphasis on transition with the use of soft materials. Her experience has also included a internship at a top fashion brand, for which she was recognized as a top performer.
Saya Shen from Beijing brings alluring scenes of nature to life. She is inspired by landscapes and also by the geography of San Francisco. She uses her expertise through her collections to allow her to go back to nature as an escape.
The Academy of Art University has been operating since 1929. In addition to fashion, the company has specializations in design, entertainment, fine art, and liberal arts. The school also supports their students in transitioning to their professional careers. The university also helps with student services and the academy.