Fashionistas everywhere look to the New York Fashion Week to get the latest in fashion trends and the clothing designers from San Francisco Academy of Art once again brought in a range of unique looks and styles to runway at the Skylight Clarkson Square on September 9, 2017.
With multicultural influences, the designers from the Academy of Art created an impressive five women’s and two men’s lines, each as unique as the designers themselves.The varied materials of PVC, vinyl and fused fabrics, MFA designer Hailun Zou created a line that was bold and futuristic, while MFA designer Eden Slezin incorporated organic denims and created an appealing and sustainable look. The soft, feminine line created by MFA Dina Marie Lam and the richly embroidered designs of MFA Carlos Rodrigues contributed clothing that was richly luxurious. MFA Saya Shin’s look was inspired by the beauty of fluidity of nature, while MFA Jelly Shan paid homage to NW China’s religious elements. MFA Joanna Jadallah created her line with a touch and feel of Palestine and Cana Klebanoff contributed a line paying homage to the mythology of the Samurai. MFA Ryan Yu’s contrasting look of light and darkness rounded out the Academy of Art 2017 show.
The Academy of Art founded by Richard S. Stephens in 1929 has been an actively involved in the NYFW since 2005 and the designers from the academy have consistently made an impact with their personalized clothing lines.
Current academy president, Elisa Stephens increased the Academy of Art presence and promoted the academy’s strong influence upon the arts of all disciplines. Currently offering associates, bachelor and master degrees in many artistic disciplines, the accredited Academy of Arts has become one of the premier centers for art and design.
Looking toward the future of clothing design, the Academy of Arts will be one of the leading contributors of the fashion world.