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ACADEMY OF ART fall 2015 NYFW

ACADEMY OF ART fall 2015 NYFW

Discovering new talent is always an interesting topic for us, and for the Fall 2015 season, we took a look at AAU.  15 designers, some of whom collaborated focused on transformation in creating their collections. With a  total of 10 collections presented, San Francisco based Academy of Art University showed off their young talent on the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York.   Here’s a glimpse of the collections, with a look at beauty backstage for hair, and catching up with models Shaun Ross and Piero Mendez.

Erin A.F. Milosevich unveiled a both flowing fabrics and structure to evoke movement and volume. The special touch, handmade crinoline.

Xiaowei Liu and Stella Xingyu Hu worked together to create a fabric focused vignette. Custom dyed fabrics and patchwork techniques paired brilliantly in this mix of mens and womens looks.

A technique of dyeing fabric with rusted metal was developed by Ozanhan Kayaoglu and used cleverly to drive his inspiration throughout.

Fashion Designer Han Tang and Textile Designer Tam Nguyen worked together for an elegant series of ensembles using wool and silk to embody the idea of weathered exteriors.

Xue Yang got inspired by vintage Chinese fabric and channeled restrictive traditions. Cocoon shapes from bodies to sleeves dominated the scene. Yang collaborated with fabric designer Oom Terdpravat who drew from floral, geometric embroidery of a Northwest Chinese hill tribe.

(more designer info below photo gallery)

 

The only collection devoted entirely to menswear was created by another duo. Fashion designer Kevin Smith was inspired by light and volume light and volume, while fabric designer Andrea Nyberg drew from nature. Their vision combined for layers of style.

Christian Willman explores structure with wool, eco-wool and cotton. The clean lines and boxy elements evoke power in design.

Emmanuelle Ciara Jones got inspired by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in fashionable collaboration with Ghazaleh Khalifeh creating textiles. Natural fibers translated into street style with spirit.

Paulina Susana Romero Valdez fused baroque art and culture with her Mexican for vibrant color pops against wool brocade and tweed, silk,cotton, plus hand-dyed leather.

A dark color palette set the stage for Farnaz Golnam’s sculptural silhouettes. Paneling and seam detailing added sophisticated dimension.

As advocates of young designers, we support their efforts in making a name for themselves in a severely competitive landscape, and we are proud educational institutions are making strides to get their students to the professional arena.

ACADEMY OF ART fall 2015 NYFW  RW + BS selects by Brigitte Segura., story: Sarah Freiseis.

photo credits:

RW: Randy Brooke | Getty Images

BS, Shaun Ross, Piero Mendez: Randy Brooke | Getty Images

+ David Dooley

(FashionDailyMag edits)

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