For the School of Fashion, the Academy of Art University is holding the runway showcase for the 21st time. Located at the Skylight Clarkson Square, the main focus point of everything related to Fashion Week, there are ten recent BFA grads and MFA grads who were debuted during the fashion week. Of these collections, five were focused on womenswear and two were focused on menswear and two of them were collaborations between them.
The designers who were featured in the showcase were diverse in their backgrounds ranging from China’s mainland to the coast of Maine. There were a few far off places through in the midst of it. The broadness of ideas covered silhouettes and craftsman techniques that were set to impress the audience including the Ms. J Alexander that most people know from being a part of America’s Next Top Model.
A school that was formed in 1929 and was labeled as being a school for the advertising art was founded by Richard S. Stephens. He was a painter and editor of a magazine. He controlled the school until 1951 when his son took over. In 1992, Elisa Stephens took over from her father. It was under her presidency that the number of students had increased from nearly 2000 people to over 18,000 people in 2012.