Academy of Art University Makes Headlines During Fashion Week

Anyone who knows anything about fashion knows that fashion week is a big thing. When fashion week comes around, anyone who wants to make themselves known, they strive to make it onto the runway. The problem however is that most people who want into this business are not as talented as they hope to be. It is very rare to actually find someone who has the talent to actually make themselves known.


On September 9th, 2017, the Academy of Art University put on the 21st runway showcase at the Skylight Clarkson Square. This is the actual residence for anything related to style during this week. When the runway showcase was over, ten people who were recent graduates of the university were debuted. There was 5 womenswear collections along with 2 menswear and 2 collections that were collaborated together.


The designers who were featured come from all backgrounds. They came from China, Maine and many places in between. Each of them held their own idea and showcased each of their own techniques. When it comes to impressing someone, the one person that is hardest to impress is Ms. J Alexander. You might know the name from America’s Next Top Model.


Many talented designers have emerged from the art school since its opening in 1929. What was once founded by Richard S. Stephens has grown into a massive school with over 280 full time teachers and a large number of part-time staff. Currently they offer classes to over 12,000 students each year.


The privately held school is one of the biggest properties owned in San Francisco. The main portion of the campus is situated on New Montgomery Street which is located in the South Market district. The school also owns and maintains the Academy of Art University Automobile Museum. Inside of the museum there are 200 vintage cars that have been labeled as the rarest cars on the market as well as the most valuable of all cars. The collection has been featured by Forbes with a value of over 70 million dollars. The school is much more than just an art school. It also houses a sports team which has won awards at the Pacific West Conference Championships.


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