Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University has been producing some very fantastic talent. The Academy of Art University contains a segment known as the School of Fashion. September ninth in the year of 2017 marked the twenty-first anniversary for their runway extravaganza. It was held at the posh and glamorous Skylight Clarkson Square. Five collections for women were debuted, while two groups for men were also shown off.

The designers are unique and come from various backgrounds. One of the designers is Asian while another one is from a sleepy coastal New England town. Their different ideas and skills wowed everyone in attendance. Some notable celebrities that attended and were dazzled and amazed included J Alexander who hails from American’s Next Top Model. Another person who was also in attendance was Sara Kozlowsky. SHe happens to be the director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Blood, sweat, tears and hours are spent on the mere fifteen minutes allotted for runway time to present ideas of fashion that is forward thinking Hailun Zhou, from China, used baggy, ruffled, and bloused metallics fused with emblazoned letters to capture the futuristic style. They were creative enough to use vinyl and polyvinyl chloride for the fabrics. Eden Slezin, from Maine, had more of a denim vision fused with vintage elements. The styles were also quite baggy with some color blocking, utilizing recycled rubber leftover parts from bicycles. Dina Marine Lam wanted to show the feelings of transitioning through the designs. The designs were quilted in thought, soft, and pastel colored. Carlos Rodriguez had a design that reminds one of the billowy clouds slowly becoming a thunderstorm with the darker edges near the bottom length of the dress. Many other artists showcased color blocking, experimentation with fabric, trim and overall design. It was an ultimately successful event.

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