Academy of Art University Students Presented The Future of Fashion At NYFW
On the 9th of September Academy of Arts Fashion Students brought their studies to a crescendo by showcasing their visions for the future of fashion at one of the industries premiere events. The event was New York Fashion Week (NYFW). NYFW is a fashion event that can make or break a new fashion designer but luckily these select students brought everything they had and made an impression that we all hope will last.
The Academy of Art held the annual event at the Skylight Clarkson Square which became the go to place for all things Style during NYFW. The event brought to bear ten of our most recent alumni from both BFA and MFA programs as they showed off their new collections—five for women and two for men.
The designers taken as a group have a very diverse background. They come from places like China or coastal Maine and many places found in-between to give you a range. However, their diversity wasn’t what made an impact on the judges, such as the legendary Ms. J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model and Sara Kozlowki who is Director of Education and Professional Development at CFDA, it was the quality of their ideas, silhouettes and craftmanship techniques.
The Academy of Art University is proud of its Fashion Design students for making such an impact on the fashion world this year. It makes us happy to be fulfilling our mission statement of preparing aspiring professionals for the fields of design, communication and the arts by delivering outstanding degree programs that lead to real jobs within the industry. One of the highlights of this year’s fashion graduates is their diversity and indeed our University prides itself on maintaining an inclusive admissions policy.
Founded by Richard S. Stephens in 1929 as the Academy of Advertising Art, we have since grown much larger and rebranded over the years into the trusted University we are today. Housed in San Francisco we also have several online programs available to distance learners who can’t make the journey here. The Academy of Art University is a privately owned, for profit institution that employs 283 full time teachers and around 1154 part-time teachers.
In addition, we are also a regionally accredited university. The Academy of Art received its accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 2007. We also hold several other accreditations from the National Association of Schools and Art and Design, The Council for Interior Design Accreditation, and the National Architectural Accrediting Board.