Every year for the last 21 years, the School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University holds a runway showcase featuring the works of the school’s recent graduates.
In an article by the Huffington Post, the Academy of Art’s most recent show at New York’s Skylight Clarkson Square on Sept. 21, 2017, was detailed complete with photos of many of the new designs brought forth by the grads. Though the Academy of Art is located in San Francisco, the show took place in one of the fashion meccas of the world, New York City and featured seven new clothing collections, five for women and two for men.
The article briefly noted the diverse backgrounds of the 10 graduates ranging from native American soil to south of the border Mexico and all the way to China. However, it quickly moved into the actual designs themselves and featured photos of some of the favorite ones at the showcase.
The showcase provides each of the graduates with a chance to show their imagination and creativity within their designs and have them displayed in front of potential future clients and/or employers.
This is part of why many want to get into the School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. While it is an opportunity to learn from many standouts within the industry, the chance to make connections may be even more valuable.
Though the Academy of Art was founded back in 1929, it took a quantum leap forward in 2007 when the school got its regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is a full-time university complete with undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and online degrees in as many as 25 different subjects. The school even has an athletic department and competes at the NCAA Division II level under the mascot name the Urban Knights.
However, the university with a 12,600 student body has stayed true to its roots as a private art and design school, the largest of its kind in the country. Events such as its fashion showcase continue to show that the university makes its mark in the world of fashion and design.