New York Fashion Week which is held every year in the months of February and September, is the place where new talented designers go to showcase their newly created fashion line in the spotlight.
New amazing talent is rare to find but discovering new gifted fashion artist 21 times in a row is unheard of, but that is exactly what The School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University did.
On September 9th, 2017 they hosted their 21st runway show at Skyline Clarkson Square, the home of all things stylish, where 10 BFA and MFA graduates displayed a collection of 5 outfits for women and 2 for men with 2 of them being a byproduct of collaboration.
Each of the designers ranges from different walks of life, ranging from China to Maine, and many other places, so there is no great surprise that there about the diverse bursts of ideas, techniques, silhouettes that influence their design and have amazed their audiences.
They manage to impress some big names such as Ms. J Alexander who many might recognize from the popular show America’s Next Top Model and Sara Kozlowski, who is the Director of Education and Professional Development at CFDA.
All the hard work that was put into class, workshops, internships and hours of labor to prepare them for those 15 minutes of showing their vision for the future of fashion to associates, possible professional mentorship, and live streaming to the world.
About the Academy of Art University
The School for advertising art was founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens, who was a painter and Sunset magazine editor.
He believed that with the right enthusiasm, work ethic, and coaching, any inspiring artist could pick up the skill sets they need to become the professionals they always wanted to be.
He also thought that students should be accepted into the school regardless if they have a portfolio or not, but foremost he believed that art education should be taught by true professionals.
It was in 1992 when his granddaughter, Elisa Stephens took over and increased the number of students attending from 2000 to 18,000 by 2012, and in 2005 they started participating in the New York Fashion week events twice a year.
Academy of Art University has received accreditations from the Western Association of Schools.
%7 of their students were able to complete a 4-year degree, and 31% completed the 4-year degree with 6 years.