Academy of Art University Gives A Glimpse Of The Future At NYFW

April 4, 2018

When it comes to the world of high fashion, few events are as noteworthy as New York Fashion Week. This year’s runway display of models, fashion, and celebrities was no different, though it did offer something unique. Thanks to the Academy of Art University’s own School of Fashion, attendees were given a glimpse of what future generations will be wearing.

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There wasn’t a crystal ball on the runway to really give us a look at future fashions. Instead, that insight came in the form of outfits designed by some of the most promising School of Fashion students that the Academy of Art University has to offer. The university took advantage of the event to put on its 21st annual show, featuring the best work from its design students.

The event took place at Skylight Clarkson Square, showcasing the talents of 10 of the school’s recent MFA and BFA graduates. The former students were given the opportunity to present five menswear and two women’s wear outfits. The graduates also worked together on two collaborations. Speaking about the collections, Simon Ungless, who serves as Executive Director of the School of Fashion, said each ensemble had a style of its own. Even though there was a high degree of originality to be gleaned from the fashion show, Ungless added that the students worked well together to create the collection.

About the Academy of Art University

Founded in San Francisco in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens, the school was first called the Academy of Art College. While it was much smaller in its early years, today the facility has a student body of 12,600 individuals. The school employs 283 full-time instructors, as well as providing teaching opportunities for 1,154 part-time teachers.

Today, the Academy of Art University is the country’s largest and most successful private art and design university. The primary campus makes its home in the South Market District and is found on New Montgomery Street, making the institution the biggest property owner in the city of San Francisco. The school offers MFA and BFA degrees in 25 areas of interest.

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