Academy of Art University and Fashion Week

The moment has finally arrived. Models are lined up backstage dressed and ready to walk down the runway. The guests are seated in the audience and are anxiously awaiting this year’s unique and impressive designs. Designers are backstage smoothing, folding and adjusting their creations. It’s New York City’s annual Fashion Week and this year is just as exciting as past years. The School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University always has designs in a runway show as part of Fashion Week each year and this year, a number of recent graduates from the University brought ten designs to a show at Skylight Clarkson Square on September 9th, 2017. There were five women’s collections, two men’s collections and three collaborative efforts.


Many audience members reported that while the designs were very unique and really showcased the diversity of the different graduate’s style, the show as a whole was very collaborative and it fit well together. Designs were somewhat formal but many of them had a more laid back and sporty appeal to them. Some of the notable people in the audience that day were Ms J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model and Sara Kozlowski. Sara is the current Director of Education at CFDA.


The School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University is located in California and students come from all over the world to learn from some of the most educated and knowledgeable experts on fashion. The diverse student body at the University helps make this fashion experience one that many graduates will never forget and they go on to use their knowledge to work in the field of fashion creating some of the most impressive and innovative designs around. Designers from all over plan for Fashion Week for the duration of the year. It is a time when the best of the best come together to present their designs and give their input on some of the other up and coming talent that is present that year. It will be another year of hard work for next year’s Fashion Week.


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