new york fashion week
Once again, 10 lucky (and extremely talented) student designers will show off their collections at next week's Spring 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC. If, like us, you'll be stuck in San Francisco, you'll have the chance to view the show in real time via a live webcast. Here, a quick rundown of what to expect, with info on when to tune in.
Shanshan Bai and Winbo Shiau: Inspired by natural curling lines of floral panels and the twisting of sculpted surfaces. Her clothes use a blend of silk gazar, wool, and linen yarn.
Ryan Morar and Melissa Avalos: Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg, Sonic Youth, and Beat Happening albums. Pieces of garments were deconstructed to create new shapes and silhouettes.
Fashion’s tastemakers, buyers, editors and financiers work this week to not only note the trends and set the tone for the coming season but to hunt for the insider’s holy grail: the industry’s next Marc Jacobs or Proenza Schouler.
Each season the Academy of Art University presents a select few to the masses at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, a veritable auction block for the next fashion-industry darling. Friday's presentation of their 2013 collections at Lincoln Center proved that their best and brightest are not only accomplished technicians, in step and on-trend, but that their vision behind their clothes is strong, strong enough to keep the industry at full attention, on thier radar, ready to see what’s next.
Old news: designer collections for Target and H&M. Newish news: designer collections for eBay (think Narciso Rodriguez and Norma Kamali). Breaking news: the first-ever crowdsourced collection designed and produced by SF native and international fashion celeb Derek Lam exclusively for eBay.
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.
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...