It is at the New York Fashion Week that the new names get a platform for their launch and coming into the limelight. Discovering a great talent is rare. The School of Fashion is a part of the Academy of Art University. It is holding its 21st show on the runway. This will be on September 9, 2017. It is being held at Skylight Clarkson Square. There will be collections being showcased by ten BFA and MFA graduates. Five collections of women’s’ wear and two of menswear will be showcased at this event.
The Executive Director of the School of Fashion has said that there will be a collective spirit on display here, but each collection will be different. These designers come from diverse backgrounds. They come from mainland China and go right up to coastal Maine. Hence there would be a wide range of ideas, as well as craftsmanship techniques. This highly impressed the audience, which included Ms. J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model besides Sara Kozlowski, who is the Director of Education and Professional Development at CFDA. So many classes, and workshops, besides internships, last-minute hassles and non-stop hours of labor lead to just 15 minutes on the runway. These designers presented their views on the future of fashion to their peers, and their potential career mentors and even the entire world.
All these designers will inspire as well as lead the next generation. There were several favorite looks. One of these was by Hailun Zhou. She is from MFA Fashion Design, located in Qing Dao, China. Her inspiration is her observations as well as the personal photographs she had taken on a day’s journey that was for a concept class. This inspiration led to outerwear, separates as well as dresses. These were made of vinyl and PVC. She has also used fabrics made by fusing together different materials. Zhou was selected in 2017 for the Fashion Future Graduate Showcase organized by CFDA.