This article will recap another article regarding the Academy of Art University and a fashion show it was a part of. Then it will jump into some general information about it. The New York Fashion Week is the set up where new names are discovered and are shown to the public. This is a very rare opportunity to do something like this.
So far, there has been 21 of these showcases. The latest one was a couple weeks ago on Friday, September 9, 2017. It took place at Skylight Clarkson Square. In this year, there were ten recent MFA and BFA graduates who showed all new collections of five womenswear and two menswear collections. Also, there were two collaborations.
There are diverse backgrounds of the designers who participated. Some places were coastal Maine and mainland China. There was a great range of techniques of craftsmanship, ideas, and silhouettes. These techniques truly grabbed the interest of the attendance. There were famous models there as well. Even though the show was only 15 minutes long, there was much work to be done. There were workshops, classes, and internships, as well as unexpected hours of painstaking labor. But this was all for visions to show the fashion’s future.
Now some general information about the Academy of Art University. This school is a privately-owned art school that is for-profit in San Francisco, California. This school was established in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens. Currently there are close to 12,600 students, 1,154 part-time teaching staff, and 283 full time teachers.
This school as appeared to be the biggest privately-owned design and art school in the U.S. It is also one of the biggest property owners in San Francisco. The main campus can be found in the South of Market district on New Montgomery Street.
The building isn’t just a school it is also an Automobile Museum as well. It is called the Academy of Art University Automobile Museum. There are 200 vintage cars, including some of the most valuable and rarest as well. There is also a sports program with nine sports including track.