Saturday, April 25, 2009

Academy of Art University Designs Take the Stage

A packed house. Tickets sold out for weeks.  Without a doubt, this will be a show to remember.  

And once again, the Academy did not disappoint. 

There's a reason why the Academy of Art University presents at both New York and San Francisco Fashion Week, year over year.  The talent displayed at the Academy's Annual Graduation Fashion Show on April 23rd was a sneak peek into what this year's Fashion Week may include.

Graduates of the Academy of Art University showcased their inspiration and hard work in styles reminiscent of Prada, Elie Saab, and Donna Karan to name a few.

Imagine this...
Andy Warhol-esque elements, mixed with a bit of the 80's, were present in a colorful Fall collection fit for the slopes of Tahoe.  Plaid silk suit designs from Yu Qi Tan's line brought me back to Wunderkind.  A hot military look with twist (think G-Star meets William Rast) showed that bright + muted colors are the perfect match.  Capes with futuristic cocoon-like hoods paired with dresses in quilted fabrics were made for Christian Dior.  And the textures in 
Bridget Miranda Sidden's sleeveless dress rivaled that of Rodarte.

But when you thought you'd seen it all, the Academy ended the show with a jaw dropping jewelry collaboration project.  Amazingly stunning jewelry designs had us captivated.  Designs including the gold leaf (dress) embellishments and the jewelry corset that lifted the dress edges causing a billowy wing effect blew us away!  

Two words sum it all up:  absolutely fabulous.

1 comment:

adrin said...

Great selection of outfits, fabulous designing. Awesome job!

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