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.
Textile has often oscillated between art and commerce in search of the perfect medium. Today, the relationship between fashion designer and print designer is the closest it has ever been, thanks to a shared artistic process.