The Future of Fashion: the Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University recently hosted its 21st runway showcase this past September 9th of 2017 at Skylight Clarkson Square. They debuted five women’s collections and two men’s collections.



Considering that the Academy of Art has a wide and diverse variety of designers coming from all corners of the earth, it isn’t surprising that they were able to collaborate with a plethora of ideas and concepts and bring them together to put on multiple magnificent fashion shows.



San Francisco’s Academy of Arts University has been around since 1919, spreading their ideas and concepts of innovation and creativity. From fashion to painted works, to photography, the Academy of Arts caters to every artist’s dream of success to bring their art to the rest of the world.



The Academy of Arts University was the first art school to ever be invited to present student work at New York Fashion Week biannually.



The academy has a plethora of notable alumni such as Whitney Martin who was a storyboard artist for the popular FOX television show King of the Hill and Diego Galtieri who won a visual effects Emmy award for his work on NBC’s Heroes.



It will not be surprising at all to see one or more of these young fashion designers make it big in the fashion world outside of their academic career. These students put their blood and sweat and extensive, painstaking hours for only fifteen minutes of spotlight. In front of those that will determine their future, they present their imagination for the future of fashion.


Two students that really made an impression at Skylake were Dina Marie Lam and Eden Slezin. Eden captivated the audience with his creative and intrinsic use of vintage denim designs. Dina wanted to evoke feeling and emotion with her collection of soft, inviting, and luxurious materials. Both Dina and Eden were selected for the CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase; a high honor for any inspiring fashion designer student.