Every year in February and September, the city of New York is filled up with pomp and color as the region celebrates the New York Fashion Week. It is during this event, that careers are created, and people are recognized for their skills, wits, and beauty. In simple terms, the New York Fashion Week is a platform where great talent is discovered.
Though this fashion week has been seen as the pillar of fashion in New York, other organizations, especially education institutions have taken upon themselves to promote beauty and glitz in their own terms. One such institution is The School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University based in San Francisco California. On a yearly basis, this institution holds at least twenty-one fashion events.
The latest fashion event organized by the institution took place at the 21st runway on the 9th of September 2017 at the Skylight Clarkson Square. During this event, a total of 10 MFA and BFA graduates were able to debut at least two womenswear and five menswear products. The runways which usually take about 15 minutes are a compilation of months of practice in classes, hours of internships and vigorous practices at the workshops.
It was during these events that a wide range of ideas, craftsmanship techniques, and silhouettes was displayed to the amazement of the attendees who included J Alexander and Sara Kozlowski. J. Alexander is from the America’s Next Top Model show while Sara acts as the Director of Education and Professional Development (DEPD) at CFDA.
Academy of Art University
The Academy of Art University is a privately owned art school based in San Francisco California. The school was founded in the year 1929 by Richard S. Stephens.
The school brags as being one of the largest institutions in San Francisco with over 283 full-time teachers, 1154 part-time teachers, and over 12,600 students.
In 2007, The Academy of Art University was accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Apart from this, the institution holds an accreditation certificate from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Though the institution is a for-profit institution, it focuses more on spotting and managing talent rather than financial gains.