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Spotted: Academy of Art Dress on 'Big Love' Star

Big Love beauty Ginnifer Goodwin wore an eco-chic dress created by Academy of Art students to the 20th Annual Environmental Media Association Awards on October 25.

Designed by Priscilla Guimarais, Kumiko Haruyama, Nui Tanapornwattana, Audrey Wang and Tramaine Tillman, the wispy seafoam dress was made from repurposed hospital scrubs as part of their sustainable collection, 1Oak (One of a Kind).

Congrats to the Academy students on their red carpet success!

Seven Academy of Art Students Headed to New York Fashion Week

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.

Walk a Mile in Rachel Zoe's Wedges at AAU's Styling Exhibit

Indulge your inner stylist fantasies this Thursday at the opening of "Styling: Dressing the Fashion Image," a curated exhibit featuring work from the ever-inspiring AAU students. A collaboration between the styling class, fashion design and photography students, the exhibition takes you to a world beyond The Rachel Zoe Project, demystifying the often over-glamorized career by shining a light on their essential role in the fashion world. So start tearing through your closet for the perfect ensemble now, the party is only two days away.

 

Opening Night Reception, 9/3, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., 668 Sutter St., Exhibit runs 9/3-9/30


 

 

Snag A One-of-a-Kind Tote Designed by AAU Textile Design Students

Eco-friendly shopping just got a lot cooler. The Academy of Art Textile Design students have yet again created one-of-a-kind pieces of art from a blank canvas, this time in the form of organic cotton shopping bags printed with water-based ink. Inside, you'll find thoughtful 'care instructions' asking the owner to use the bag until it's threadbare and then repurpose it into art for your home.

Your first chance to score one of the limited-edition bags is tomorrow evening from 7-9 p.m. at 601 Brannan Street, where you'll find them for one week only. In addition, Eco Citizen has selected 23 of the totes to be sold in their boutique.

Sidewalk Chic: Perfect Fit in Union Square

Name: Robert Shabazz

Age: 21

Occupation: Student at Academy of Art University

Spotted: Laeken sample sale at Shotwell, 7:47 p.m.

Wearing: Vintage raspberry velvet blazer and bowtie, tailored shirt and slacks, wingtips by Seven

How do you define your style? "Classically formal with a slightly modern, edgy twist. I like to look professional and well put-together, while still being fun and young."

Academy of Art Grads Shine at New York Fashion Week

Erin Fetherston and Alexander Wang weren’t the only designers with strong San Francisco ties to show their fall 2009 collections at New York Fashion Week this year. Making their debut under the tents at Bryant Park last Friday were eight recent graduates of the Academy of Art University, the first and only school to show during the event.

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