The Academy of Arts Redefines Limits

New York Fashion Week is the place to be if you want to get big and have your name become known by all. It is where the real magic happens, and new names are showcased. The School of Fashion held its 21st runway at the Skylight Clarkson Square where fresh designers such as Hailun Zhou, Eden Slezin, Dina Marie Lam, and Carlos Rodriguez all showed off their indicate and original creations.

Ten BFA and MFA grads were able to debut their menswear and womenswear creations this season, and the diverse backgrounds of the designers really showed through in their clothing lines. There’s a lot that goes into the designs and the final product. It takes countless hours, classes, internships, and workshops to showcase a piece for a few minutes on the runway.

Each designer has something different and amazing to offer. Hailun Zhou uses her inspiration form her photographs and travels to create her dresses and outerwear. Zhou incorporated PVC and vinyl to create her designs.

Eden Slezin used vintage denim and even recycled bike tubes to make fashionable and wearable pieces.

Dina Marie Lam incorporated emotions into her pieces and used soft and pampering materials to create useable pieces.

Carlos Rodriguez used details such as embroidery to make his collection stand out, and SayaShen was inspired from landscapes and the trees and ocean of San Francisco. Joanna Jadallah used a unique combination of leather, cashmere knits, wool, and brocades.

The Academy of Art is the place to be to gain experience through hands-on designing and learning. Design, communication and the arts are thoroughly covered in their undergraduate and graduate programs.

The University has an inclusive admissions policy, and they’re open to all who are willing to learn and get a career in the world of art and design.

The Academy of Art challenges its students to push themselves and to be all that they can be and to think outside the box. The Academy encourages their students to dig deep, to let their colors show, and to draw on their experiences and surroundings to implement into their designs