New York Fashion Week is one of the best places to discover new talent and setting the standards for the future in trends and fashion. The Academy of Art University has been featured for twenty one years in a row, establishing the school as a major voice in discovering and showcasing talent, especially from diverse communities.
Designers from the Academy of Art University hailed from all over the world, from mainland China to across the United States from coast to coast, stunning Fashion Week with their innovative takes on silhouettes and craftsmanship. Among their peers and the experts attending the show, Ms. J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model and Sara Kozlowski, CFDA Director of Education and Professional Development were also majorly impressed with the Academy of Arts work.
Among the featured pieces included a bold and futuristic look from Hailun Zhou, completing an MFA in Fashion Design at the university, who was inspired by her observations from a concept class. Zhou used vinyl and PVC pipes among other materials to create a sleek and streamlined look. Another promising new talent, EdinSlezin from the Bay Area, also completing an MFA in Fashion Design, dabbled in a new look with denim wear and the unique individuals in San Francisco.
The Academy of Art is one of the most premier art schools in the United States, and is one of the largest private design schools. Since 1929 this university has grown from its initial beginnings as a school for advertising art to a beacon for art in all mediums. With over thirty areas of study, students enjoy an immersive and enriching environment in the bustling city of San Francisco and a capable and creative staff of professionals.
The faculty at the Academy of Art University are more than just professionals; they are mentors and experts in their own fields, ready to engage with aspiring artists in their chosen field, whether it’s web design, writing for film and television, fashion, or more. Students who wish to pursue a creative field but are unsure of a specialty can also discover their passions.