When looking for the next generation of fashion and design inspiration there is no wonder why many people take notice of those participating in The School of Fashion at the Academy of Art fashion show. The most recent runway show occurred on September 9, 2017 and highlighted trends from designers from all nooks of the world. Some designers were as local as the east coast while others were from as far away as China. Skylight Clarkson Square hosted this elaborate event and showcased 2 menswear and 5 womenswear complete collections as well as two collaborations among these collections. This year marked the 21st runway show that presented recent BFA and MFA graduates. This fashion show is broadcast live stream for the world to see. In attendance to these fifteen minute presentations are career mentors as well as peers.
The Academy of Art University was founded in 1929 and previously known as the Academy of Art College. This top notch San Francisco based learning institution is a non-profit art school. The Academy of Art University has claims to be the largest privately owned art school within the US. There are currently over twelve thousand students enrolled and the expansive teaching staff includes over 280 full time teachers and a part time teaching staff comprised of nearly 1200 employees.
Students attending The Academy of Art University can earn an Associate, Bachelor’s, or Master’s Degree. In addition to the roughly twenty five subjects taught there are also online courses available to students. In 2007 The Western Association of Schools and Colleges granted regional accreditation to The Academy of Art University. A little known fact about the university is that it houses and operates the Academy of Art University Automobile Museum. This tourist attraction features over two hundred vintage automobiles that are some of the most valuable and rarest in the world.