Academy of Art University’s Future in Fashion

The Academy of Art College currently known as the Academy of Art University is a privately owned art school. It is located in San Francisco, California, in the US. It was founded by Richard S. Stephens in the year 1929; it currently has 283 teachers who work full time and 1154 teachers working part-time.

The school has about 12,600 students, and it is said to be the most extensive art and design school owned privately in the United States. The main campus of the school is located on New Montgomery Street, South of Market district.

After its founding in the year 1929, as a school that advertises art. The founder, Richard S. Stephen headed the University till 1951 when his son Richard A. Stephens took over from him, and who later got replaced by his daughter in the year 1992. In 2012 the number of students increased in size from 2000 to 18000 under the leadership of Richard’s daughter Elisa Stephen.

The Academy of Art University held its showcase at the Skylight Clarkson Square for twenty-one times in a row. This round, ten recent BFA, and MFA graduates showcased five womenswear and two menswear. The designers came from different backgrounds including China to Coastal Maine thus the range of ideas were wide impressing the audience including the legend Ms. J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model.

These are the designers and their inspiration
Hailun Zhou, a designer from China, inspired by a recent personal photograph she took from a concept class. She designed an outwear separated and made out of Vinyl and PVC together with fabrics. She was selected for the CFDA fashion future showcase.

Eden Slezin, a fashion designer, hailing from Bay Area, inspired by his life and loves for vintage denim. He used organic Denim and recycled rubber bike tubes to come up with an attire. He was also selected as the CFDA fashion future graduate.

Diana Marie Lam hailing from Los Angeles was inspired by waves of emotions that came after the loss of her aunt. She chose different fabrics portraying emotions like warmth, comfort, and those who wanted the best out of materials. She was selected as the BCBGMAXAZRIA super intern and was also chosen for the CFDA fashion future graduate.

SayaShen, a designer from China, tried to bring life to digital prints of scenes in nature. She was inspired by the landscapes she captured around the topography of San Fransisco and snow forms of Hokkaido.

These are just but a sample of how talented these students are. Note down a few names, just in case you meet them at the peak of their careers one day.

Tony Petrello Tells Workers To Take Off Time From Work To Help Out Hurricane Harvey Victims

Everyone who lives in Texas, especially in Houston, has either been affected by Hurricane Harvey themselves or knows a close friend or relative that was affected by it. This devastating hurricane broke many records and left many people with destroyed homes. Grocery stores were low on food. Roads were flooded and covered with broken trees, and cars were damaged and wrecked. Fortunately, some philanthropists and local companies have been chipping in to help out the residents of Houston and its surrounding areas. One such local business is Nabors Industries, led by the esteemed Tony Petrello.

Tony Petrello has a particular passion for giving back to the community. That is why he encourages his employees to take part in projects that rebuild the community and help out people who have been impoverished by the hurricane. They like doing this in their spare time when they are not working at Nabors or spending their time at the fitness center, barbecue grill, or coffee shop that are located on site at Nabors.

They don’t just do this in their spare time. Tony Petrello was kind enough to actually tell the workers to spend the time that they would normally spend working at the oil digging site on helping out the community. Tony actually told them to go and help out wherever people needed help.

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The employees at Nabors Industries are dedicated to the community. This is partly due to the spirit that was injected into them by Tony himself. This spirit is evidenced by the fact that not only did the workers spend their precious time helping out with the relief efforts, but they also spent their hard earned money on charitable donations for the relief efforts. Altogether, the employees of Nabors Industries donated almost one hundred and seventy five thousand dollars for the relief efforts. Tony Petrello himself matched this amount with a donation of his own. This clearly shows that his leadership is what brought people who work for him to be charitable.

Tony Petrello studied at Yale University. He got his degree in Mathematics there. He later attended Harvard Law School. In 1979, he joined the national Baker and McKenzie law firm, becoming the managing director in New York nine years later. He currently holds the title of CEO at Nabors Industries, a company he joined in 1991.

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