The Academy of Art University Fall ’12 Fashion Show was featured in this Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle! Looks from Farida Khan, Wu Di, and Donghyuk Dan Kim graced the cover of the Style Section, and a two page spread featured behind-the-scenes photos, runway images, and interviews with the designers. Here are a few highlights from the article!
Working with black and ivory, Amy Bond’s intriguing collection was full of complex, sensuous shapes, particularly an ivory silk dress with a bustled hem.
Donghyuk Dan Kim gave military uniforms a wearable twist, combining oilcloth cotton shirts with tailored wool pants that mixed fabrics, most memorably in wool plaid pants and jackets with leather grid-like accents and stripes.
Kate Y. K. Lee’s layered wool and leather pieces, ranging from a luxe quilted leather jacket with a stand-up collar to pants and leggings, were a modern take on suiting.
Jade Juanyu Liu presented lightweight, menswear-inspired pieces crafted from Swiss bonded wool, as well as terrific vests and coast in a fur-like copper fabric that added texture and dimension.
Deanna Pei-Ju Lo worked leather into pleats, and also used two saturation of navy along with black and velvet blocks – a subtle take on color blocking and fabric mixing.
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