The New York Fashion week presents an opportunity for new personalities to showcase their talents and skills. Many people who were never known to the world were brought into the limelight through the New York fashion week. However, the Academy of Art University has proved that it can outdo the New York fashion week by far. The Academy held its 21st runway competition on 9th September 2017. The showcase event was hosted at Skylight Clarkson Square.
This year, the Academy ten BFA and MFA graduates presented a collection of five womenswear, two menswear, and two other collaborations. The designers emanated from different diverse backgrounds ranging from Coastal Maine to mainland China.
The diversity brought in a lot of new ideas and a mixture of designs representing different cultures something which impressed both the audience as well as other top legends such as MS. J Alexander and Sara Kozlowski. All practices, internships, and workshops ended up in a 15-minute runway where the competitors showcased their best designs to catch both the judges and the audience’s attention.
History of Academy of Art University
Academy of Art University was previously known as Academy of Arts College before it adopted its current name. It is a privately owned institution which was founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens. It is located in San Francisco, CA. Academy of Arts University began as an institution for advertising Art. The institution has seen an increase in the number of students ever since it was founded and right now it boasts of over 20, 000 students.
Academy of Art University has been participating in bi-annual New York Fashion week events since 2005. The institution is dedicated to helping raise talents among its students and introduce them to the world of fashion. Every year the University transports all participating students to the event where they showcase different kinds of designs.
It is evident that Academy of Art University strives to be a leader in innovation and creativity. The institution has grown over the past years and has been instrumental in raising talent among students from all corners of the country and even outside.