For ten recent graduates of the School Of Fashion at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, September 9, 2017 will be a day they remember for the rest of their career if not lives. This year’s New York Fashion Week, which is where newcomers in the industry get to debut their work and get their name out there was held at the Skylight Clarkson Square this year and the Academy of Art University grads combined had 9 new creative and innovative designs flashed on the events runway.
With graduates from all over the world the Academy was able to pull together top new designers and introduce them to the runway showcase for the 21st straight year. This years graduates designs included fashions in both the womenswear and menswear categories and also included two collaborations. Ms J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model was just one of many in a large audience that was impressed with the designs the recent grads unveiled.
Their hard work, creativity, innovation and imaginations captivated the attention of the advanced fashion industries creme de le creme. This class of talent included Hailun Zhou, Eden Slezin, Dina Marie Lam, Carlos Rodriguez, Saya Shen, Joanna Jadallah, Cana Klebanoff, Ryan Yu, Jelly Shan.
Names you may have never heard of before but will more than likely hear a lot in the coming years. They have just recently made their step into the limelight but their stay is more than likely going to last a long time.
This class is just another year on the job for the Academy of Art University, who has a history of churning out some of the best new young designers in America year after year.
The Academy was originally founded as an advertising art school back in 1929 but over the last 20 years has made its mark on the fashion design industry. In addition to the San Francisco campus they offer an innovative arts education online as well that has been educating students via the internet since 2002.
Not only do students of the Academy afford themselves a chance to one day make it to the big runways they also get to experience a wonderful educational institution that provides transportation and affordable housing throughout their academic journey.