The Academy of Art University presented their annual Graduation Fashion Show in San Francisco with 39 designers on Thursday, May 14, 2015.
In addition to showcasing student work to this year’s honored guests, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (The CFDA) and School of Fashion alumna and 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner up Ryan Roche, the fashion show introduced the collections of the B.F.A. and M.F.A. students to some of the most influential members of the fashion world.
“We see our role in these designers’ education as going beyond the classroom,” said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University. “We are committed to help launch our students’ careers and have their collections seen by as many industry professionals as possible.
The fashion show consisted of 21 collaborative menswear and womenswear collections created by students who studied Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Menswear Design, Technical Design, Textile Design and Jewelry/Metal Arts. Of the 21 collections presented, six were collaborations between Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, and Jewelry/Metal Arts students. Twelve Fashion Design and Textile Design students collaborated on a 15-look capsule collection to celebrate the 30th anniversary of BCBG Max Azria sister brand Hervé Léger. M.F.A. Fashion Designer Nina Hui was selected by BCBG to participate in an internship with Hervé Léger.
Capsule collection to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hervé Léger for BCBG Max Azria Group, by M.F.A Fashion Designers Geu Mi Lee, Melissa Kheng, Dora Li, Fei Li, Lindsey Trueman, Yibin Xu, Li Lai and Nina Hui, and B.F.A. Fashion Designers Emma Xueling Cui, Novi Utami, Nomin Gantulga, and Lauren Lusby. Lauren Lusby was named as a runner up in the 2015 Fashion Snoops International Print and Pattern Competition. Click on any of the designers below to check out their collection.
- Amanda Manashi
- Cherng-Hann Lee
- Damien Chandra
- Dominic Tan
- Eleonore L. Santos + Anna Metzel
- Gaia Giladi
- Gisel Ko
- Gyuwon Jeong + Jimin A Kim
- Hervé Léger for BCBG Max Azria Group 30th Anniversary Capsule Collection
- Jeremy Vu + Lupita Ramirez + Justin Lei Wang
- JC Munoz
- Karina Garcia + Mariana Pazos
- Keith Gunning
- Livia Bianda
- Linka Rowland
- Patricia Wijaya
- Ruone Yan
- Shuman Yao
- Xun Li
- Ye Kuang + Candy Hsinyu Chu
- Yunseon Kim + Carmen X Liu
Photos Source: Academy of Art University