The Academy of Art University in San Fransico is known for the innovative and creative work that their students do. Students leave the Univeristy feeling prepared for the art world that they have set their sights on. Recently some recent gradutes of the School of Fashion had the opportunity to showcase some of their new designs during fashion week in New York.
The 10 BFA and 5 MFA graduates showcased the unique styles that they developed while students at the Academy of Art University. The 15 students were from everywhere from Coastal Maine to China, and the divesity of their experiences were reflected in the diversity of their experiences. Desipite their individuality and uniqueness there was still a sense that these artists also worked together as a collective.
Hailun Zhou, MFA Fashion Design, from Qing Dao, China, drew much of her inspiration from a creative concepts class. While in the class she took a creative photo journey, and was inspired to create designs from vinyl and PVC. Classes like these are one of the things that makes the Academy of Art University such a valuable experience for students. Not only do students at the University learn practical skills that will help them to succeed in their chosen fields, but they also learn tecninques and how to draw inspiration in ways that get them thinking out of the box.
Another graduate that was featured in the showcase was Chicago born Joanna Jadallah . She is a recent graduate with a MFA in Menswear Design. Her collection was inspired by her Palestinian ancestors who had fled their homeland. She chose soft, traditional fabrics including lightweight wool and lambskin.
No matter what inspired them, whether it was their homeland, a class at the univeristy or the culture and land of San Fransico, each of these graduates learned valuable skills and were inspired artistically at the Academy of Art Universtity. The Academy of Art university is one of the top private art Universities, and it offers programs of study in 20 disiplines in art. Students come from all over the world to study at the university.