Academy Of Arts University Graduates Shine At New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is about more than simply seeing the designs of the best-known designers in the world but also highlights the work of up and coming designers recently graduated from schools across the nation. One institution making its way to New York Fashion Week on a regular basis has been the Academy of Art University which has been at the heart of this annual event since 2005 when the institution became a regular fixture at the event with the arrival of its recent graduates.
At the 2017 New York Fashion Week event the Academy of Arts University arrived with ten recent graduates taking part in the event as this bi-annual tradition continued with both BFA and MFA graduates making their way to New York. A total of 21 runway shows were completed by the ten graduates of the Academy of Arts University as the group completed many years of work to bring their creations to the runway; the ten students from the Academy of Arts University completed shows in both the menswear and womenswear sectors which highlighted a range of technical and creative skills praised by some of the top critics in the industry.
Established in 1929 by Robert Stephens, the Academy of Arts University began life as a way for former advertising executive and editor, Stephens to ensure the next generation of advertising creatives were properly trained. Based in San Francisco, the school has undergone a major change in the way it operates in the 21st-century under the leadership of President Elisa Stephens.
Students at the Academy of Arts University have the choice of 25 programs to complete including a number offered Online by the institution; courses on offer range from Associates to Masters degrees offered through the San Francisco-based campus.
Among the famous alumni of the Academy of Arts University are former reality TV star and fashion designer Lauren Conrad and Academy Award-winning makeup artist, Rick Baker. Other alumni have moved between the world of athletics in the form of Canadian sprint champion, Mobolade Ajomale to the world of film in the form of the director, Vicky Jenson.