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.