Runway Images by Randy Brooke Getty
In the blink of an eye, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has already come and gone. From February 12-19, San Franciscans were luxuriating in the warm weather while fashionistas braved the frigid New York weather to watch the creme de la creme of fashion show their best.
Among the talent showing at New York’s Lincoln Center were emerging designers from the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University, who presented their Fall 2015 thesis collections on February 14th. Auve Daily’s special correspondents [Alex Santiago and Bianca Marino] were among the celebrities, VIPs and fashionistas for an up-close and personal experience of backstage and the runway (stay tuned for the backstage scoop).
For the Fall 2015 season, 15 designers presented 10 collections, four of which were collaborations between Fashion Design and Textile Design students. In total, eight womenswear, one mixed menswear and womenswear, and one menswear collection were presented.
“This group of designers focused on transformation,” said Simon Ungless, Executive Director of the School of Fashion. “They used fabric manipulation and printing techniques to change the inherent qualities of textiles to create new textures and surface qualities. There is a focus back to the body and wearability in silhouette, which the designers have utilized advanced tailoring techniques to achieve.”
“We are committed to helping our students launch their careers, and we are thrilled to give them the platform to present their work to fashion industry professionals,” said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University. “It is an incredible opportunity for our student designers to debut their collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.”
Since 2005, the School of Fashion has premiered the collections of students and recent graduates during New York Fashion Week.