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.

Kate Hudson’s is Focused on Making Fabletics a Success and Taking On Amazon

The subscription based athletic clothing service Fabletics has captured the market since the company first launched in 2013 and has grown considerably in the three and 1/2 years since then. Since its inception, it has been helmed by actress Kate Hudson, whose original claim to fame was the movie Almost Famous.

 

The founders of Fabletics, which include actor Kate Hudson, set out to revolutionize the way women buy athletic wear. The brand was designed to offer quality, fashion forward athletic wear that is both durable and comfortable. Customers can order clothes from the convenience of home, something that consumers quickly realized was, once the internet and online retailer Amazon revolutionized shopping. Fabletics has grown exponentially since its inception. In fact, some people believe that the small company is giving Amazon a run for its money, especially when it comes to women’s athletic wear.

 

One advantage that Fabletics has over other online retailers is that they customize and tailor their selections to each and every customer. Not just through an algorithm, but through a quiz that is designed to understand each and every customer self-reported likes and dislikes. This online quiz is one of the first things new members see and takes only a few minutes. Becoming a member gives customers plenty of great benefits, including discounts and personalized selections that are sent to each customer on the first of each month. It’s easy, and it’s one of the biggest reasons why Fabletics has grown so fast.

 

 

Since the company was founded, it has grown quickly. Not only did the growth and potential of the company attract enough investors to be what Silicon Valley calls a ¨Unicorn¨aka a startup that has raised over 1 million in funding, but the online based company has been successful enough to start opening brick and mortar stores. Starting in 2016 the company has open 17 retail locations as of the middle of 2017.

 

Even though Kate Hudson is proud of the success she has achieved as the co-founder of a popular athletic wear brand, she still considers acting her main job and has no intentions of retiring anytime soon. Hudson takes Fabletics seriously and works hard to be involved in as much of the company as possible. She approves all of the designs and checks for quality, in addition to appearing in the vast majority of the advertising that Fabletics runs. Her level of involvement is a true testament to the quality and detail that Kate Hudson’s Fabletics have built the brand on.

What Don Ressler has Accomplished in his E-Business Ventures

Don Ressler is a businessperson who is renowned for being a founder of various innovative businesses such as the Intelligent Beauty. FitnessHeaven.com was the first enterprise that he established. The success of the firm was notable, and the Intermix Media acquire it. The entrepreneur then started doing business with Adam Goldenberg who at that time served Intermix as its COO. The two used their innovativeness to create Alena Media, which became one of the top e-commerce and marketing enterprises on Brandettes. The News Corp became interested in Intermix Media’s success and acquired it in 2005.

Goldenberg and Don Ressler moved on to develop other enterprises that could be profitable to them. They were well informed about the online marketing business, and they opted to establish a branding firm that they could control anonymously. They were assisted by the former staff of Alena Media to develop Brand Ideas, which was later changed to be Intelligent Beauty. The company grew and established two units, which are SENSA and DERMSTORE that have specialized in weight commodities and cosmetics respectively. The subsidiaries have managed to gain many members hence they have become very profitable. Adam and Don Ressler funded their business for about two years, and they were later offered $43 million by Technology Crossover Ventures.

The businessmen then created another subsidiary of Intelligence Beauty that was known as JustFab. The Matrix Partners facilitated its progress by making a $33 million investment on Bloomberg. The creativity of the company’s products was supervised by Kimora Lee Simmons. JustFab’s growth rate was swift, and it managed to reach more than 4 million clients by the end of 2010. The number of subscribers that had joined the firm rose to 6 million by April 2012, and this was highly attractive to the investors. Matrix Partners, Crossover Ventures, Intelligence Beauty, and Rho Ventures teamed up to offer a total investment of $76 million.

JustFab later needed to expand its business, and in January 2013 it founded FabKids. The firm then acquired the Europe-based e-commerce giant, The Fab Shoes at https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2011/09/21/former-intermix-coo-raises-33m-for-fashion-brand-justfabulous/#29968764750a. The company has penetrated the European market efficiently, and it helped JustFab to gain 3 million members in the continent. JustFab got a $40 million funding that it used in establishing Fabletics. The total investment in the company is $250 million.