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California College of the Arts recently held its annual fashion show, showcasing eight exquisite collections created by CCA’s senior Fashion Design students.
The term-ending event, juried by a team of industry professionals, featured a variety of cutting-edge creations worn by runway models. 7x7 presented its Emerging Talent award to Tisina Parker, who is the granddaughter of CCA Honorary Doctorate recipient Julia Florence Parker, one of the country's preeminent basketmakers. Tisina's stunning collection was inspired by Native American textile traditions and aesthetics.
It's that time of year again—the flowers are blooming, the weather is getting warmer, and art students across the city are showing off their best work. Check out this year's batch of up-and-coming artists and designers at this series of shows put on by the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, and Academy of Art University. Gallerists and museum curators will no doubt be out scouting this talent, so now's your chance to say you saw them here first.
On Friday night, an eager crowd gathered under a tent at the California College of the Arts for the school’s 2010 Senior Fashion Show to watch four- and five-piece collections from 18 graduating seniors head down the runway.
A distinctly artistic thread ran throughout the collections. Instead of an eye toward trends or the commercial, the looks instead revealed a willingness to experiment with textiles and sculpt fabrics into a panoply of diverse shapes and silhouettes. Here, seven looks from the show that we just had to share:
1. Laura Schmits’ imaginative jackets and use of fabrics in various stages of decay caught more than our eyes. At the end of the show, Schmits was honored with an emerging talent award from Surface magazine.