The New York Fashion Week is one of the events at which new names are introduced and get a chance to shine and establish themselves. The Academy of Art University took part in the event for the 21st time in a row earlier this year at the beginning of September.
The New York Fashion Week was at the Skylight Clarkson Square which was the home to all things Style during the week. Some of the participants were recent BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and MFA (Master of Fine Arts) graduates, ten to be exact. The participants debuted two menswear collections and five womenswear collections, as well as a couple of collaborations amongst them.
From the full range of ideas and craftsmanship techniques of the debuted collections to the various backgrounds of the designers that created them, everything about the show at the New York Fashion Week was diverse and unique. The talent that was presented at the New York Fashion Week was recognized by guests such as Ms. J Alexander known for his work at America’s Next Top Model and the Director of Education and Professional Development at CFDA Sara Kozloski, among many others.
In the short time frame of only fifteen minutes, the participants presented the results of hours upon hours of brainstorming, creating, and polishing. The pieces were an enigmatic mixture of silhouettes, concepts, expressions, and materials.
From Quing Dao, China, Hailum Zhou who is an MFA of Fashion Design, drew her inspiration about the pieces from the photographs she had taken on a day’s trip to enrich herself with new creative ideas and concepts. She used materials such as PVC and vinyl to create the pieces, as well as other fabrics that were created by combining different elements and fusing them into one. Zhou was selected in 2017 for the CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase.
The designers and artists that debuted their pieces at the New York Fashion Week stunned the audience with their unique ideas and concepts that promoted views on the future of fashion and its sustainability, as well as creativity and thinking out of the box.