First established as an advertising art school in 1929, the Academy of Art University located in the beautiful city of San Francisco, California has 12,600 graduate, and undergraduate students enrolled. Since 2005, the school has participated in NY Fashion Week where many of its students can showcase their work and great talent. No longer just an advertising art school, the university is one that prise itself on innovation and creativity, where it has succeeded since its establishment.
In September of 2017, the Academy of Art University held its 21s runaway showcase during NY Fashion Week at the Skylight Clarkson Square where ten grads and undergrads showcased collections for both men and women. What is the point of all this, if not to showcase some of the universities top talents? With a diverse group of students originating from around the world, the goal is to impress their would-be mentors, peers, and the whole world at large.
Some notable attendees included Ms. J Alexander, best known as a judge on America’s Next Top Model and Sara Kozlowski, Director of Education and Professional Development at CFDA. These students are set to inspire to become the next-generation of creatives that will shape fashion around the world.
The Academy of Art University aims to prepare its students for fields ranging from design, communication and the arts. While in attendance, they gain hands-on experience while building their portfolio. Acquiring students through its inclusive admissions process, teaching discipline as an approach for students to develop a style of their own all in the hopes of becoming professionals in their fields.
It goes without saying that their showcase at NY Fashion Week puts all of their work to the test and allows their students to get real-world experience of what it is like to be a part of an industry that is always looking for the next best thing. Their teachers pass on their career knowledge to the future generation, which brings success to the industry as a whole as they foster their talents and passions moving forward. With a belief in no-barrier admission, community support, ethics and professionally enlisted instructors they are sure to continue succeeding in their mission.