Dreams came true and promising careers emerged recently at the New York Fashion Week on September 9, 2017. Academy of Arts University School of Fashion participated. This is the 21st year for the School of Fashion to acknowledge its rising stars. This art university was the first of its kind to showcase its student’s work at New York Fashion Week. During this Fashion Week, among the graduates that showed a future in fashion were the following –
Jelly Shan, MFA, from Zhejiang, China
Ryan Yu, MFA, from Liaoning, China
Cana Klebanoff, BFA, from Monmouth, New Jersey
Joanna Jadallah, MFA, from Orange County, California
Saya Shen, MFA, from Beijing, China
Carlos Rodriquez, BFA, from Clarksburg, California
Dina Marie Lam, MFA, from Los Angeles, California
Rheanna Oliver-Palanca, MFA, from Kennebunk, Maine
Eden Slezin, MFA, from San Francisco Bay Area
Hailun Zhou, MFA, Qing Dao, China
America’s Next Top Model, Ms. J Alexander along with Director of Education and Professional Development of CFDA, Sara Kozlowski, were among the guests in the audience impressed with the ideas, craftsmanship and silhouettes displayed by the future designers.
The Academy of Arts University, formerly known as the Academy of Arts, was founded in 1929 by Richard S Stephens. It is located in San Francisco, California and is the largest accredited privately owned arts university in the United States.
Among the programs offered at the Academy of Arts University are associates, bachelors and masters with 25 different fields of study. With 18,000 students and 274 faculty members, it continues to grow, promote and foster a strong educational background for its many graduates.
In addition to its highly acclaimed educational programs, the Academy of Arts University is also the home of the Academy of Arts Automobile Museum which houses 200 rare and vintage cars worth $70 million.
The Academy of Arts University has its own athletic program called the Urban Knights which consists of various sports for both men and women. Many of its athletes have participated in professional sports as well as the Olympics – Brandon Poulson, Minnesota Twins; Mobalade Ajomale, 2016 Olympics, Bronze Medal; Lindsey Yamaski, WNBA; Jamie Williams, NFL.