The Academy of Art was established in 1929 and has always stood for creativity and the vanguard of creativity. The Academy has been around just as long as San Francisco and has served as being many sources of talent and inspiration. It is almost like this academy was always meant to be in San Francisco in order for San Francisco to thrive.
The Academy of Art university’s main goal is to be able to prepare future professionals in fields such as communication, design and the arts. The university had hoped to be able to do this by offering students amazing undergraduate and graduate degrees, along with certificate and portfolio programs. They hope that by making these programs available to students that it would help to attract more students to the university.
On September 9, 2017, the Academy of Art University was able to have its School of Fashion hold its 21st runway showcase, that happened to be located at Skylight Clarkson Square. There was a wide range of ideas and techniques showed off at the fashion show this year that amazed the audience. Designers came to the show from China all the way to the coastal Maine, including a few places in between. Among the audience this year happened to be Sara Kozlowski, Director of Education and MS. J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model. This year’s show was one of the biggest shows that they have had so far.
These 15 minutes on stage is all a result of hours of painstaking labor, classes, workshops and not to mention countless internships that these students have done. During those 15 minutes, they were allowed to show off their visions for the future of fashion to their current peers, the whole world, and potential career mentors. This is one opportunity that the students are never going to forget and hopefully will be the beginning to the bright futures ahead of them. These students were able to show off never before seen pieces that came of to the audience as amazing pieces, allowing them to love their experience at the fashion show even more.