The world may be an ever-changing realm, but fashion is universal. Every year, many hopeful designers and fashion fans make the pilgrimage to New York City to spot the trends and make their mark on society. Academy of Art University houses such hopefuls, whose promising talents and schooling prepare them for their futures careers in fashion and design. These students come from all over the world to San Francisco for the chance to have a fashion career.
The showcased collection features artists from a variety of backgrounds, hailing from Mainland China and all over the United States. The themes range from construction based to futuristic. Some designers, such as Jelly Shan, use colors to highlight a peaceful, girly style, using playful fabrics and tassels to remind viewers of joyful childhood. Others, such as Ryan Yu, play with light and darkness, creating flashy silhouettes that draw in viewers. The firm black and white fabrics entice the viewer. Joanna Jadallah uses a ancestral past of fleeing from home to create a vibe of survival through her knitted wool fabrics. Their soft, lightweight appearance call back to home in their beautiful earth tones.
One notable thing about all of the featured students is that they have access to many prestigious brands to intern at, building their experiences and making connections for themselves. This speaks highly of Academy of Art University. The school, founded in 1929, is home to over 12,00 students. The school has partnered with New York Fashion Week since 2005, giving students the opportunities they need to branch out. The school expands over San Francisco. The school offers bachelors, masters, and associates degrees to its students, as well as online courses for those with a busy schedule. They have programs not only in design, but architecture and art.
The school also hails to famous alumni in various fields, such as makeup artistry, acting, and directing. They provide 25 programs for students to major in to work in various industries. They also attract notable faculty to the college. Together, this creates a mix that brings new students to their halls.