New York Fashion Week has traditionally been a place where stars emerge. Every year there is an influx of great talent, and this year the Academy of Art University took center stage. The School of Fashion recently held its runway showcase. The Academy of Art University revealed new menswear and womenswear collections. The runway showcase featured designers from many different backgrounds. There were many celebrities at the show, including J. Alexander from America’s Next Top Model.
Rodriguez created the details for his collection using different hand and machine techniques to enhance the garments. Rodriguez recently gained experience by working as an intern at Savitude, a tech startup company. Rodriguez was assisted on the designs of his collection by Rheanna Oliver Palanca.
Dina Marie Lam
Lam was influenced by many different emotions due to the death of her aunt. Lam wanted to express herself through her collection. Lam wanted the materials to symbolize comfort and warmth. Lam was selected for the CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase.
A native of China, Shan’s collection was inspired by the joy that she experienced on a recent trip to China. Shan took notice of the temples and clothing around her. Shan experimented with different colors and believes that her collection is unique.
Klebanoff was influenced by the Japanese Samurai culture, as well as the architecture of different castles. Klebanoff wants his collection to represent strength, as well as comfort. Klebanoff was the recipient of the San Francisco Paris Sister City Scholarship Exchange. Klebanoff had the opportunity to study at the Studio Bercot in Paris, France.
Academy Of Art University
Based out of San Francisco, California, The Academy of Art University is the largest privately owned art and design school in the United States. The school has always emphasized creativity. The University is considered a major part of San Francisco.
The Academy of Art University educates students that are interested in the fields of communication, design, and the arts. Students are challenged every day to reach their full potential. Famous alumni include; Raven Symone, Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad, Rick Baker, and Asencio.