The Academy of Art University held a fashion show last September 2017, inviting some of its graduates and alumni to showcase their talent. The collection presented during the event includes menswear and womenswear, and the fashion designers collaborated with each other to create innovative designs for futuristic attires. The fashion designers were thrilled to show their collection to the public, and the clothes that they created are unique and were made with everyday items, such as PVCs and other synthetic fabrics which they claim would become the norm in the future. Those who have attended the fashion show said that the collections were all beautiful and economic, and that the fashion designers highlighted the need of the societies in the future to recycle garbage and turn them into something useful, like fabrics. The fashion show concluded with a bang and the ones who attended the show were never disappointed with what they have seen.
The Academy of Art University is considered as the largest private school in the United States specializing in art and design. The school currently enrolls more than 12,000 students, and they have more than 1,000 faculty members. The school was established in 1929, with the objective of teaching advertising art to its students. Richard S. Stephens is the founder of the school, and the ownership transferred to his children as years go by. Through the years, the number of students enrolled at the Academy of Art University is also increasing, with 2012 considered to be the year with the most number of students enrolled, at 18,000.
The school is actively participating at the New York Fashion Week every two years, and students are being flown from San Francisco to New York City to participate. The school wanted their students to become great fashion designers, which is why they are exposing them to a lot of fashion shows. They believe that by exposing their students to events like the New York Fashion Week, they are actually giving them ideas for designing their clothes. The influence around the students is also important, which is why they wanted them to meet key people in the industry as early as possible.