Academy of Art University Fashion Week

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.

Eva Moskowitz Leads Independent Charter School to Success

Eva Moskowitz is the current founder and CEO for Success Academy charter schools. Moskowitz gained a passion for education by attending the University of Pennsylvania. Later, she attended Johns Hopkins University for a Masters and PhD. Operating Success Academy in New York City, Moskowitz provides quality education for low-income students in the inner-city neighborhoods. Since the creation of Success Academy, the charter school continues to grow.

Recently Eva Moskowitz received a Broad Prize in the amount of $250,000 from the National Charter School Conference in Washington, D.C. While Success Academy receives support from hedge funding, the $250,000 prize will support college-readiness programs for the students at Success Academy. Although the Broad Foundation award will support Success students for future college endeavors, the award is a recognition of the success of the charter school. Moskowitz believes that by winning the award it acknowledges that students from poor neighborhoods can receive the same or better education as students in the suburbs.

As the success of Success Academy continues to rise, Eva Moskowitz is set to start the Success Academy Education Institute. With the Institute project, Eva Moskowitz will release the charter school’s educational tricks on a public network. The first project aims to provide the Success Academy’s reading curriculum. The reading curriculum will be made available on a digital platform to educators for free. Along with the expansion of the Education Institute, Eva Moskowitz recently won a State Supreme Court ruling. The ruling stated that Success Academy’s pre-kindergarten classes are not under the jurisdiction of the city of New York. The win for Eva Moskowitz and Success Academy allows the charter school to be independent.