What happens when your model ‘muse’ is a balloon? When MFA students are mid-collection and inspiration strikes? A playful re-imagination of models, shape, and collection prototypes are artfully captured by Simon Ungless, and Danielle Rueda.
MFA Photography alumna, Isabella Bejarano reimagines the pages of Nancy Cunard’s autobiography in the visual form. Heiress, author, activist, and muse, Cunard inspired through her multifaceted roles and trans-continental heritage and 180 Magazine honors Cunard’s compelling avant-garde personal style.
Michelle Helene is a womenswear label created by School of Fashion alumna Michelle Grunberg (BFA Fashion Design, 2003). Her unique woven textiles and designs are created by hand and cater to an increasingly appreciative audience desiring environmentally-conscious and style-savvy fashion.
When faced with the task of coming up with a concept for her final project in FSH 478 Editorial Styling, Andrea Guindi, BFA Fashion Styling, turned to aspects of life in San Francisco that she found particularly resonant and influential to much of her time here as a student – the intersection of music and fashion.
We have all heard that fashion is at a crossroads. That the rules of engagement have changed, the patterns of consumption have shifted, and the industry’s structure has been deemed arcane and disrupted.
For more than 20 years, the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University has provided BFA Fashion Design students the opportunity to study for one year in Paris through the merit based "Paris San Francisco Sister City Scholarship Exchange.”
...the reality behind the fashion industry lies in the collaborative spirit between not only a designer or a team of designers, but also in the collective process between a group of creatives working together.
Suddenly, San Francisco is relevant again. The very notion might seem counterintuitive to loyalists of the city, living in a self-congratulatory fog of cable cars, Irish coffee and Victorian "Painted Ladies."
"If you build it, they will come." That has been the working philosophy behind SHOP657, a unique retail experience that has taken shape under the auspices of the School of Fashion's Merchandising Program.