Academy of Art University

Located in San Francisco, California is the largest privately owned art school in the country called the Academy of Art University. The school has about 13,000 students as well as a full time staff body of 283 teachers. The school was originally called the Academy of Advertising Art when it was founded in 1929 by Richard Stephens. The school participates in a biannual fashion runway event. Their most recent event took place in September of 2017 at Skylight Clarkson Square. The event was a great success and it featured a handful of outfits. The outfits were designed by a group of individuals who each took their own view on things. Each designer discussed what materials they used as well as the motivation they used to create their outfits. The first designer goes by the name of Hailun Zhou. Hailun is a designer that was born in Qing Dao, China. Her inspiration was derived from photographs that she had taken during one her her creative classes. To represent the events that she captured, she use vinyl and PVC materials to create her outfit. Eden Slezin was another designer who featured an outfit in the runway. Eden was inspired by his appreciation of life and love that he witnessed while growing up in the Bay area. He created his outfit using a handful of various materials including bike tubes and organic denim. Dina Marie Lam was another designer who showed an outfit in the runway. Dina was inspired by the loss of her aunt. The passing generated a lot of emotions which she used to fuel her design. She wanted to create something that represented transition. In result, she decided to use warm material that were soft and luxurious. Another designer to show off an outfit in the runway was Saya Shen from Beijing, China. Saya was inspired by landscapes that she photographed. She photographed wavy landscapes including ocean waves and trees and in result, decided to use oversized silhouettes to design her outfit. Each of these designers had different means of creating their outfit. Each of them created an amazing piece.

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