Students studying fashion who really want to make it as a designer need to seriously consider attending the School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. This school has a strong international reputation in fashion design.
Each year during New York Fashion Week, which is held during September and February, the best new fashion designers from the school get a chance to launch their careers with a collection of men’s wear or women’s wear that is presented in a showcase sponsored by the school. Some of the clothing lines are collaborations involving more than one student.
Huffington Post reported that the new fashion designers attending the Academy of Art University come from all over the world. The private university, established in 1929, prides itself on having a 100% acceptance rate for all students. Nobody is denied their chance to learn fashion design or study art at this university.
The recognized new fashion designers from the school include Hailun Zhou from Qing Dao China, Eden Slezin from the S.F. Bay Area, Dina Marie Lam from Los Angeles, Carlos Rodriguez from Mexico City, Saya Shen from Beijing, China, Joanna Jadallah originally from Chicago, Cana Klebanoff from Queens, N.Y., and Ryan Yu and Jelly Shan, who are both from China.
Zhou gets her inspiration from fusing different materials together like vinyl and PVC with fabrics. Slezin creates his designs using vintage denim. Lam works with luxurious materials that remind her of her late aunt. Rodriguez creates the details in his designs with embroidery. Shen finds her creative muse in landscapes that she photographs. Jadallah works with her designs in wool, cashmere knits, and brocades. Klebanoff makes his mark using exquisite knitwear. Yu likes his designs to show the contrast between black and white. Shan’s clothing is inspired by her enjoyment of temples and prayer flags.
Innovation in fashion is always desired; however, becoming a world-renowned fashion designer is not easy. Only the best collections from the students from the School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco are presented during New York Fashion Week. The school has been showcasing the work of its best students for over two decades. Each year, the collections are spectacular.