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The Future of Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University Fashion department featured 10 of its most prominent fashion graduates at New York Fashion Week for the 21st time this season to showcase their visions of the future of fashion. And what an amazing experience it was.

The Academny of Art University is one of the largest art and design school in the United States. They have participated in New York Fashion Week twice a year since 2005. Every year in the spring they host the San Francisco Graduation Fashion Show.

Some of the New York Fashion Week featured designers were selected for the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Future Graduate Showcase. Many of the designers pieces were very impressive and were noted as leaders of the next generation of creatives by Jayne Foster, Graduate Director of Fashion at the Academy. They were also able to express their individuality and passion through many of their designs but still able to illustrate a cohesive collective. Those among the group were;

Hailun Zhou, MFA Fashion Design, from Qing Dao, China. Eden Slezin, MFA Fashion Design, from the Bay Area. Dina Marie Lam, MFA Fashion Design, from Los Angeles, CA. Carlos Rodriguez, BFA Fashion Design, born in Mexico City, Mexico. Saya Shen, MFA Fashion Design, from Beijing, China. Joanna Jadallah, MFA Menswear Design, born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Orange County, California. Cana Klebanoff, BFA Knitwear Design, born in Queens, NY and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Ryan Yu, MFA Fashion Design, born in Shenyang, Liaoning, China and Jelly Shan, MFA Fashion Design, born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Growing up with San Francisco in 1929 when the Academy of Advertising Art was founded by Richard S. Stephen this painter and magazine director was a visionary who inspired and motivated along with the city around him students into professional artist and designers.

The Academy of Art University continues its commitment to art & design while maintaining a strong connection to the passion of its founder.