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Academy of Art University's School of Fashion | Spring 2014 Collections | Exclusive Preview

Academy of Art University's School of Fashion | Spring 2014 Collections | Exclusive Preview

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center | Friday, September 6th at 8:00 PM | The Theatre




[San Francisco, CA], August 29, 2013 - Every designer dreams of showing their debut collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and this season that dream will occur for ten designers from the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University in San Francisco.


Since 2005, the School of Fashion has premiered the collections of students and recent graduates during New York Fashion Week. "Part of our commitment to our students is to help launch their careers and have their work seen by industry professionals," said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University. "Debuting these designers' collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center is an incredible opportunity for each of them."

For the ninth season, the show will be streamed live at:
www.academyart.edu/fashionshow

Designers Presenting Collections

For the Spring 2014 season, there will be four womenswear collections and four menswear collections. One of the womenswear collections is a Fashion and Knitwear Design collaboration, and one of the menswear collections is a Fashion and Textile Design collaboration.

Shanshan Bai

Winbo Shiau

Shanshan Bai, M.F.A. Fashion Design, is originally from the Hami, Xinjiang Province in China.

During her time as a student, Shanshan was the winner of both the 2013 Four Seasons Hotel Uniform Design Competition in San Francisco, as well as the 2013 Sea Fashion Challenge.

Shanshan was inspired by the natural curling lines of floral panels, and the continuous twisting of sculptured surfaces. She constructed her garments using a blend of silk gazar and wool, as well as linen yarn. She collaborated with Winbo Shiau, M.F.A. Fashion Design and Knitwear Design, on their Spring 2014 collection...more info
Winbo Shiau, M.F.A. Fashion Design and Knitwear Design, was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan and earned an undergraduate degree from the Chinese Culture University in Taipei.

Max and Lubov Azria, who were the 2013 Guests of Honor at the School of Fashion's May Graduation Show, personally selected Winbo for a design internship in Los Angeles. Winbo collaborated with Shanshan Bai, M.F.A. Fashion Design, on their Spring 2014 collection, giving a dynamic twist of street-chic style to traditional woven knitwear...more info
Fashion Designs by Shanshan Bai, M.F.A. Fashion Design
Fashion Designs by Shanshan Bai, M.F.A. Fashion Design

Ryan Morar

Melissa Avalos

Ryan Morar, B.F.A. Menswear Design, grew up in Santa Monica / West Los Angeles where he graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School. His collection is inspired mainly by Robert Rauschenberg's "Combines" mixed media artwork, along with influences of discordant sounds of early 1980s Sonic Youth and Beat Happening albums. Elements of garments were deconstructed to create different shapes, new silhouettes, and give a raw, free form aesthetic to the collection. Since graduating, Ryan has worked as a freelance designer for Stussy in LA, where he created a small collection of men's denim garments. He also interned for Jeremy Scott where he made patterns and sewed toiles for the Spring 2014 Collection. Ryan is currently living in Antwerp, Belgium, and interning at Walter Van Beirendonck through the end of the year. Melissa Avalos, B.F.A. Textile Design, was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico.

Visually inspired by Robert Rauschenberg's "Combines" mixed media artwork, Melissa collaborated with Ryan Morar, B.F.A. Menswear Design, listening to old-school hip hop as her soundtrack for those long days spent printing her textile designs for their collection.
Fashion Designs by Ryan Morar, B.F.A. Menswear Design
Fashion Designs by Ryan Morar, B.F.A. Menswear Design
Textile Designs by Melissa Avalos, B.F.A. Textile Design
Textile Designs by Melissa Avalos, B.F.A. Textile Design

Vicken Derderian

Leslie Dilloway

Vicken Derderian, M.F.A. Fashion Design, was born and raised in Pasadena, California, and graduated from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

With a formal background in Architectural Design, Furniture Fabrication & Design, as well as Fine Artistry, Vicken's Spring 2014 collection explores the connection between fashion and architecture as they relate to containing both the body and the individual...more info
Leslie Dilloway, B.F.A. Menswear Design, grew up in Grass Valley, CA, and graduated from Bear River High School. The inspiration for her graduation collection came from ethnic Turkish prints and textures that she infused with a grungy 1990s feeling in her fabric development. Her muse was a fictional Turkish cab driver in London in the late 1980s - early 1990s who is mysterious and carefree. The drawstrings throughout the collection bring a casual, sporty element. Leslie's work will be featured in the upcoming Fourth Edition of Emerging Fashion Designers for Spring 2014.
Fashion Designs by Vicken Derderian, M.F.A. Fashion Design,
Fashion Designs by Vicken Derderian, M.F.A. Fashion Design,
Fashion Designs by Leslie Dilloway, B.F.A. Menswear Design
Fashion Designs by Leslie Dilloway, B.F.A. Menswear Design

Didvik Kuang

Gwen Shihyao Lai

Didvik Kuang, B.F.A. Menswear Design, was born in GuangDong, China, and graduated high school from Norwich Academy in Connecticut.

Didvik's collection was inspired by Giorgio Armani's wardrobe for the 1980s movie American Gigolo, but with a lounge wear influence.

Using linen, blended wool, nylon and suede, Didvik created a collection that channels Richard Gere's leading man look with a pajama like aesthetic...more info
Gwen Shihyao Lai, M.F.A. Fashion Design, grew up in Taichung, Taiwan and graduated from the Tainan University of Technology where she received the "Most Original and Creative" Student Design Award for her undergraduate fashion collection. Gwen was recently selected to participate in the Fall 2012 Inspirare Design Competition. Her Spring 2014 collection was inspired by the paintings of Filipino artist, Thaddeus Ochoa Pagaduan. The pleating of the collection's cotton, linen, silk, and ikat fabrics was inspired by the artist's use of tree bark. The collection's bleaching represents the sunlight and fire from nature...more info
Fashion Designs by Didvik Kuang, B.F.A. Menswear Design
Fashion Designs by Didvik Kuang, B.F.A. Menswear Design
Fashion Designs by Gwen Shihyao Lai, M.F.A. Fashion Design
Fashion Designs by Gwen Shihyao Lai, M.F.A. Fashion Design

Nika Tang

Marine Rongrong Wei

Nika Tang, M.F.A. Fashion Design, was born in Guangzhou, China, and grew up just east of San Francisco in Berkeley, California. Nika's Spring 2014 Collection focuses on volume, movement and texture.

The initial shape of the garments takes on the half dome and ruffled silhouette of a sunfish, and the fabric reflects the textures of caviar eggs. Additionally inspired by the stone carvings of realism artist Kris Kuksi, the designs of Swiss architect Mario Botta, and the sculpture of South Korean artist Byoungho Kim, Nika's collection combines traditional macramé and tailoring techniques, with modern textile printing and fabrication...more info
Marine Rongrong Wei, B.F.A. Menswear Design, grew up in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, and graduated from the Xi' An Academy of Fine Art.

The inspiration for Marine's graduation collection comes from vintage crafted clothing during the time of the Great Depression in the United States.

She was interested in how people combined fabrics with different textures and weights, as well as the oversized silhouettes of that era. Marine is currently working as an Alteration Specialist at Uniqlo...more info
Fashion Designs by Nika Tang, M.F.A. Fashion Design,
Fashion Designs by Nika Tang, M.F.A. Fashion Design,
Fashion Designs by Marine Rongrong Wei, B.F.A. Menswear Design
Fashion Designs by Marine Rongrong Wei, B.F.A. Menswear Design
Collections shown throughout the years include those who studied in the areas of Fashion Design for Women's Wear, Men's Wear, and Children's Wear, as well as Technical Design, Textile Design, Knitwear Design, and Accessory Design.

For the ninth season, the show will be streamed live at: www.academyart.edu/fashionshow

About Academy of Art University

With more than 18,000 students, Academy of Art University is the nation's largest private art and design university. Established in 1929, the school offers accredited A.A., B.A., B.F.A., M.A., and M.F.A. programs in Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Fashion, Fine Art, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, and Web Design & New Media. Online degrees are offered in most areas. Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), NASAD, and Council for Interior Design Accreditation (BFA-IAD)...click here for more info

Academy of Art University
School of Fashion
- 79 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 | Visit www.academyart.edu or call 800.544.2787 (U.S. only) or 415.274.2200

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About The School of Fashion
Over 2,700 fashion students study under the guidance of experienced fashion professionals in the School of Fashion, which houses the following areas of specialization: Fashion Design for Women's Wear, Men's Wear, and Children's Wear; Technical Design; Textile Design; Knitwear Design; Accessory Design; Fashion Illustration; Fashion Journalism; Fashion Marketing; Fashion Merchandising; and Visual Merchandising.

The University works with international brands and recruitment agencies on internship and job placement. Graduates have gone on to such companies as Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Blanc de Chine, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Corso Como 10, Chloë, Diane Von Fürstenberg, Donna Karan, Gap, Kate Spade, Kiton, L.A.M.B., L'Ecole Lesage Paris - Aletlier de Broderie, Liz Claiborne, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Martin Margiela, Martine Sitbon, Missoni, Nike, Nordstrom, Northface, Old Navy, Oscar de la Renta, Pamela Dennis, Phillip Lim, Pottery Barn, Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Roland Mouret, St. John, Threeasfour, Tocca, Viktor & Rolf, and Williams Sonoma.

Guests to the School of Fashion include Azzedine Alaïa, Prosper and Martine Assouline, Yigal Azrouël, Geoffrey Beene, Rose Marie Bravo, Andrew Buckler, Julie Chaiken, The Honorable Bertrand Delanoë Mayor of Paris, David Downton, Steven Cox and Daniel Silver of Duckie Brown, Keanan Duffty, Patrik Ervell, Loulou de la Falaise, James Galanos, Joan Kaner, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony, Antonio Lopez, Fern Mallis, Alexander McQueen, Rosita and Tai Missoni, Isaac Mizrahi, Josie Natori, Christina Neault of IMG Fashion, Ian Hannula and Joe Haller of N.I.C.E. Collective, Elisa Palomino, Laure du Pavillon, Zac Posen, Oscar de la Renta, Zandra Rhodes CBE, Ralph Rucci, Nathalie Rykiel, Jeremy Scott, Carla Sozzani, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene, and Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE, as well as Christophe Girard Director of Fashion Strategy of LVMH Fashion Group, Robin Givhan, Cathy Horyn, and Suzy Menkes.

All images are © of their designers and courtesy of Academy of Art University's School of Fashion.


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