The Academy of Art University, which was previously known as the Academy of Art College, held it’s 21st runway show, showcasing fashion on September 9, 2017. The show was held at
Skylight Clarkson Square. In the runway show, ten recent MFA and BFA graduates of the Academy of Art University showcased their collections, featuring two menswear collections and five womenswear collections. Two collaborations were also showcased.
Academy of Art University is located in San Francisco, California. It was founded by Richard S. Stephens in 1929. It was originally the school was known as Academy of Advertising Art. Academy of Art University began participating in New York fashion week in 2005. They appear at fashion week bi-annually.
Academy of Art University has a school sports team that competes as, the Urban Knights. They are a Division II NCAA school, participating in the Pacific West Conference. The school has 14 Varsity sports teams representing them.
The school offers 23 different areas of study in which to earn a Graduate degree, as well as 22 undergraduate programs. They also offer continuing education classes, as well as a pre-college program. The school prides itself on a diverse group of students and takes admissions from all over the world. They also have benefits for prior military service men and women.
During the show held during 2017’s New York Fashion Week, the designers all came from diverse backgrounds. This ensured a diverse showing of clothes. Those attending the runway show were not disappointed. There was a wide array of styles and fabrics and materials used in the designs, impressing those in attendance as well as those watching around the world via Livestream.
The Academy of Art University put on a great show, which showcased the potential future fashion industry leaders. The recent graduates got an exceptional chance to show their talents and make some great contacts in the business.