School of Fashion’s Graduation Fashion Show
The Academy of Art University School of Fashion hosted its annual exclusive graduation fashion show on May 11, 2019, in San Francisco, featuring top work from its womenswear, menswear, knitwear, and childrenswear B.F.A. fashion design graduates.
Top press and industry professionals watched as models walked down the runway sporting innovative designs from graduating students. Designs included womenswear, menswear, knitwear, and childrenswear collections. Students’ creative inspirations for the 29 unique clothing collections ranged from the Japanese technique of Shibori to the vibrant culture of Colombia, strong women, coffee, and even pencil shavings. Other influences included the fluidity and movement of water, colorful birds, functionalism, drag performers, and one student’s experience of heritage and identity as a Chinese-Indonesian.
“It is so interesting to discover the possibilities that this school gives to everyone, the materials, everything is amazing. The students have big possibilities to work, to be free, to create.” – Livia Stoianova / founding designer of On Aura Tout Vu
“The visual and aesthetic developmental innovation is always so evident with the design students. I just love the creativity here and what Simon and the department in general does with the students, is always amazing to watch.” – Andre Walker / designer
Previous graduates from this program have proceeded to work for major fashion labels, including Alexander McQueen, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Chloe, and Marc Jacobs upon graduating.
School of Fashion: www.academyart.edu/academics/fashion