academy of art
There's one thing that's certain—the Academy of Art always manages to outdo itself. Last night's graduation fashion show took over the old Exploratorium space at the Palace of Fine Arts, filling the venue's halls with students' portfolios and leading the way to the longer-than-life runway.
The Academy of Art annual fashion show and events always promise a stellar lineup, and this year was no exception. Guests of honor included Alexandar McQueen creative director Sarah Burton and haute couture milliner Philip Treacy.
If you’ve always wanted to go to New York Fashion Week, but never had the opportunity, your chance comes in the form of a contest from the Academy of Art University.
Running now through Aug. 26, the Share Your Eye for Style Contest will reward one fashion-obsessed entrant with two VIP tickets to the Academy of Art fashion show at Lincoln Center in New York on Sept. 10, 2010.
If San Francisco’s most fashionable enclaves seemed a little deserted over the last two weeks, it’s for good reason. Not a few fashion-minded Left Coasters flocked east for New York Fashion Week, and we’ve been eating up their electronic missives from under the tents ever since.
For a Fashion Week redux with a San Francisco perspective, we turn to a few of our favorite local fashion sources for the skinny:
Jennie of Going West had a whirlwind spin through New York, which culminated in a photo shoot at Bryant Park and the discovery of two new bags she didn’t know she had – too bad they were under her eyes.
Jennine of The Coveted wonders about Xanax intake backstage at the Academy of Art show, held on Saturday as part of New York Fashion Week.
Speaking of the show, Fashion School Daily was also backstage and has the pics to prove it. Who knew Muscle Milk was the new model snack du jour?
The San Francisco Chronicle predicts that this year’s Macy’s Passport will still manage to pull off a stylish evening of fashion for a good cause, despite its pared-down schedule.
San Francisco may no longer have a fashion week of its own, but the City by the Bay will at least be well-represented under the Bryant Park tent on Saturday, when seven recent graduates of the Academy of Art present Spring 2010 womenswear collections during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.
A few things you need to know about each:
Amanda Cleary: Inspired by packaging, this MFA Fashion Design student and native Californian incorporated box tab and cut out detailing into her collection.
Start the week off with style...
This Sunday marks the end of one of our absolute favorite things about San Francisco: Stern Grove Festival season. This year, they're ending on a high note by having the San Francisco Opera perform gratis amidst wine-fuzzy culture aficionados and a seriously magical forest...affirming that it really isn't over until the fat lady sings. So, let's get down to business. What does one wear to such a unique event? It's the opera—generally a high-brow event, but it's in a park and in a city with less than predicable weather. But you're in luck because we think we've found just the thing:
Name: Rachel Rondell
Occupation: Fashion Design student at Academy of Art University, whose major is Womens’ Ready to Wear
Spotted: Outside of Etiquette Lounge, 11:53 p.m.
Wearing: 5th & Row jacket (her own design/label), dress from Thrift Town (“a closet staple,” she says), and Dolce Vita heels
How would you describe your style? “Dark with a little bit of sunshine.”