Excellence, Inspirational & Passion: Academy of Art University

We are all artistic in some form or fashion and there are numerous higher-learning facilities to express this artistic side. One of the best schools just so happens to be located in San Francisco, and it has produced a wide array of talent that has made it to the big leagues. Have you ever heard of the Academy of Art University? This artistic school covers the entire gambit of liberal arts, design, fine art and entertainment. Life at this academy is similar to life at a standard university. There are clubs, sporting events and plenty of school-related organizations to attend. The Academy of Art University has it all and then some.


New York Fashion Week is one of the grandest spectacles in modern-day society, and it takes place on an annual basis. New names are constantly being thrown into the spotlight. The Academy of Art University has well-represented this event on many occasions in the past. Last year, the academy held its showcase for the 21st time. Located at the famed Skylight Clarkson Square, the academy put on a great show thanks to its eclectic style. There were many debuts last year from recent MFA and BFA graduates. The Academy of Art University showed its stuff via five womenswear and two menswear clothing collections. There were also two dynamic collaborations thrown into the mix.


This spectacular event hosts people from all over the globe and from everywhere in between. This event has publicized a huge range of techniques, ideas and silhouettes. There is a lot of hard work, time and dedication that goes into the 15 minutes of runway time. Some of the best former-talent of (AAU) put a great show with their fashion lines. This includes the individuals of Hailun Zhou, Dina Marie Lam and Eden Slezin.


The Academy of Art Institute was founded by Richard S. Stephens. This extraordinary painter led the academy for over 20 years, but it was taken over by his son in 1951. The academy has been participating in New York Fashion Week since 2005 and hopefully, it will participate in many more for the years to come.