Anyone who follows the fashion industry will know that New York City is the mecca of fashion in the U.S. New York Fashion Week is a huge event and platform every aspiring designer or model wants to be a part of. The exposure can easily launch an individual into limelight.
Finding a designer talented enough to make a name for themselves in the industry on a consistent basis can be beyond difficult. With that being said, the School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University aims to do just that. The institution held its 21st runway showcase in September at Skylight Clarkson Square.
Each collection debuted possesses the heart and soul of its designer. The show is full of various designs rooted in several different cultures which isn’t surprising considering the diverse background of the designers. Individuality is something the university strongly encourages as it brings a range of ideas and original creativity.
The academy also teaches students that being successful takes long hours of hard work. Hours and weeks of tough labor may only amount to 15 minutes worth of product. The ability to make it through the tough times to reach the good times is essential.
The Academy of Art University has been standing for nearly a century. Founded in 1929 in San Francisco, California today it boasts a student base well over 10,000 students. It is arguably the largest privately owned for-profit art school in the nation. It is an academy built by an artist for artists.
In 2005, it began participating in New York Fashion Week bi-annually. After it began participating in the event student numbers increased tremendously.
The academy is passionate about helping young people showcase their talents and achieve their dreams. Alumni look at the academy as a sanctuary for aspiring artists no matter their passion.