The Academy of Arts University Committed Towards Excellence in the Fashion and Design Industry

The New York fashion week provides a platform through which new upcoming designers showcase their talents in the fashion industry. On September 9, 2017, a group of ten designers who are BFA and MFA graduates participated at the 21st runway showcase event organized by the School of fashion at the Academy of Art University. The fashion show was held at Skylight Clarkson Square which is famously known as the official residence for all things style. The participants showcased five womenswear, two menswear including two collaborations.
This year’s event was attended by some iconic people in the fashion industry, and they include the legendary Ms. J Alexander of Americas Next Top Model among others. The designers who originated from different backgrounds had a lot to show regarding ideas, silhouettes and craftsmanship techniques most of which impressed the audience. The designers are allocated 15 minutes each to showcase their talents and want they have learned in school over the years in front of their peers, potential mentors and fashion moguls around the world who are watching them online via live stream. It is on this platform that the designers can present their visions for the future of fashion.
About The Academy of Art University
The Academy of Art University is a privately owned for- Profit institution and was previously known as Academy of Art College. The school is based in San Francisco, California USA. The academy was founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens and started off as an advertising academy. The academy boasts of being one of the largest privately owned fashion school in the whole of United States of America and has provided employment to more than 283 full-time tutors and 1154 part-time teaching staff and has about 12,600 students.
The Academy of Art University Founder Richard S. Stephens was a painter and magazine editor. Richard passed the mantle of leadership to his son in 1951 who then was succeeded by his daughter Elisa Stephens In 1992. Under Elisa Leadership the school recorded tremendous growth, the number of students rose from 2000 to around 18,000 by 2012.
The Academy of Art University has been actively involved in the New York fashion week event twice every year since the year 2005.

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