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Archive for June, 2015

  • Academy of Art University: Patricia Wijaya

    By Tyrone Farley on June 6, 2015
    Patricia Wijaya, B.F.A. Fashion Design, was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. Before pursuing her degree in the States, Wijaya worked as an assistant for Indonesian designers Itang Yunasz and Susan Budihardjo. Wijaya’s family history of scoliosis has been a source of inspiration for her collection; the center-curved seams on each garment mirror the shapes of scoliosis back braces. Wijaya’s […]
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  • Academy of Art University: Cherng-Hann Lee

    By Tyrone Farley on June 6, 2015
    Cherng-Hann Lee, B.F.A. Menswear Design, is from Taipei, Taiwan. Lee was the 2012 winner of a $5,000 CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund scholarship. Lee’s 2015 graduation collection is inspired by Medieval suit of arms, and is made of fabrics ranging from lace to wool, embossed corduroy to cotton to create looks that give his garments both an elegant and masculine feeling. […]
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  • Academy of Art University: Damien Chandra

    By Tyrone Farley on June 6, 2015
    Damien Chandra, B.F.A. Fashion Design, was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. Before coming to Academy of Art University Chandra worked as a design assistant for Daniyo Hiyoji womenswear in Indonesia. Chandra’s graduation collection is inspired by the work of figurative sculptor Willy Verginer. Taking a page from Verginer’s signature style of color blocking and abrupt textural changes, Chandra used […]
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  • Academy of Art University: Gaia Giladi

    By Tyrone Farley on June 5, 2015
    Gaia Giladi, B.F.A. Fashion Design, was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Irvine, California. In 2014 Giladi interned with Sausalito-based brand Gr. Dano, where she worked directly with the designer Jill Giordano, 2004 B.F.A. Fashion Design alumna. Giladi also assisted Academy of Art University M.F.A. alumni Arijana Kajdić and Jaci Hodges in pattern making, garment construction, and […]
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  • Academy of Art University: Eleonore L. Santos + Anna Metzel

    By Tyrone Farley on June 5, 2015
    Eleonore L. Santos, B.F.A. Fashion Design, hails from San Diego, California. For her graduation collection, Santos collaborated with Gurnee, Illinois native and B.F.A. Textile Designer Anna Metzel. During the summer of 2014 Metzel participated in a display design internship at Pottery Barn Kids in San Francisco. For their collaborative collection, Santos and Metzel were inspired by the work of figurative […]
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  • Academy of Art University: Dominic Tan

    By Tyrone Farley on June 5, 2015
    Dominic Tan, B.F.A. Menswear Design, was born and raised in Singapore. In 2008 Tan was awarded the Arts & Crafts Bronze Award by the Singapore Youth Festival. For two years Tan was first a design intern and later a design consultant with several socially conscious design projects through the non-profit organization Design For. He also assisted alumnus Seth C. Olson […]
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  • Academy of Art University: Linka Rowland

    By Tyrone Farley on June 5, 2015
    Linka Rowland, B.F.A. Fashion Design, grew up in Mendocino, California. Rowland reimagined fringe for her graduation collection, adorning her wool, leather and neoprene garments with hundreds of white, pink, orange, yellow and black rabbit foot key chains. Oversized silhouettes direct focus to Rowland’s unique interpretation of fringe. Photos Source: Academy of Art University
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  • Academy of Art University: Gisel Ko

    By Tyrone Farley on June 5, 2015
    Gisel Ko, B.F.A. Knitwear Design, was born and raised in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico. In 2014 Ko was a CFDA Scholarship competition nominee. A painting of a girl skiing glad in traditional dress Korean sparked the inspiration for Ko’s graduation collection. Ko’s collection features hand-knitted items such as a floral bomber jacket and a jacquard sweater, marrying sportswear with the feminine […]
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  • Academy of Art University: Livia Bianda

    By Tyrone Farley on June 5, 2015
    Livia Bianda, B.F.A. Menswear Design, hails from Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2014 Bianda served as the summer menswear intern at Alexander Wang in New York, assisted 2014 Academy of Art University seniors with their graduation collections, and contributed to the design development process and assisting in styling menswear looks as a part of the design team for the Indonesia Day festival […]
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  • Academy of Art University: Yunseon Kim + Carmen X Liu

    By Tyrone Farley on June 4, 2015
    Yunseon Kim, B.F.A. Fashion Design, was born and raised in Daegu, South Korea. Kim collaborated on her collection with Carmen X Liu, B.F.A. Jewelry & Metal Arts. Born in China and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Liu won Best of Show at the Academy’s 2013 Undergraduate Jewelry and Metal Arts Award Show, and was a first place winner in 2014. For […]
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