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2016 SHOP657 Capsule Collection Designers

2016 SHOP657 Capsule Collection Designers

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As part of the Academy of Art University’s Spring 2016 Graduation Show, a crop of design students came together to work on a capsule collection that’ll be presented on the School of Fashion runway on May 11th. After the show, the designs will be available for purchase at our beloved SHOP657 store located on 657 Sutter Street.

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland and the adventurous journey through the Tenderloin, the graduating fashion design students used bold prints, obscure proportions, and dynamic shapes to capture and express the grit and grime of the infamous neighborhood and its rich history and an irrepressible vibe. Following the eco-friendly adage “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure,” the designers chose to repurpose the old into the new with recycled canvas courtesy of the School of Fashion textile department.

Timmy (Yun Ling Tham)

Yun Ling Tham Timmy, BFA Textile Design

Fashion School Daily: What is your style motto?

Yun Ling Tham Timmy: It could always be worse, so be thankful for what you do have.

Moodboard courtesy of Yun Tham Timmy

Mood board courtesy of Yun Ling Tham Timmy

Sketchbook courtesy of Yun Ling Tham Timmy

Sketchbook courtesy of Yun Ling Tham Timmy

Cherish

Cherish Bai, BFA Womenswear Design 

FSD: What advice would you give student who want to do collection?

Cherish Bai: No pain, no gain.

Illustrated lineup courtesy of Cherish Bai

Illustrated lineup courtesy of Cherish Bai

Meenseshwer

Meeneshwer Madhu, BFA Menswear Design

FSD: Ignoring the cost, what item would you buy right now?

Meeneshwer Madhu: A pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy.

Illustrated lineup courtesy of Meeneshwer Madhu

Illustrated lineup courtesy of Meeneshwer Madhu

Sylvia

Sylvia Rivera, BFA Womenswear Design

FSD: Which talent would you most like to have?

Sylvia Rivera: The ability to “read” someone as fast as a drag queen.

Illustrated lineup courtesy of Sylvia Rivera

Illustrated lineup courtesy of Sylvia Rivera

Jayme

Jayme Goodman, BFA Womenswear Design

FSD: What is the best advice you have ever received?

Jayme Goodman: My mom once said, “just try it, you might end up liking sewing.”

Illustrated lineup courtesy of Jayme Goodman

Illustrated lineup courtesy of Jayme Goodman

Olusoji

Soji Solarin, BFA Menswear Design

FSD: Which talent would you most like to have?

Soji Solarin: Never-ending patience.

Illustrated lineup courtesy of Soji Solarin

Illustrated lineup courtesy of Soji Solarin

Yuki

Yuki Zhang, BFA Womenswear Design

FSD: What is the best advice you have ever received?

Yuki Zhang: Maya Angelou’s saying: “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

Illustrated lineup courtesy of Yuki Zhang

Illustrated lineup courtesy of Yuki Zhang

Neysa

Neysa Makizuru, BFA Jewelry Design

Written by Angela Han, BA Fashion Journalism. 


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