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Alumni Update: Mingyu Du and Dan Dong

Partners in business and in life, School of Fashion alumni Mingyu Du and Dan Dong credit the Academy for being the catalyst that started their careers and their label 625 Lab, […]


Of fluff, fairytales and fantasies: Dyspnea S/S 2016 (Sydney)

I typed “Dyspnea” into Google, and at first, the results seemed irrelevant because Dyspnea is a medical term for “shortness of breath”. The short version of why Google’s search results […]

Looks from the Alexander Wang F/W 2015 collection.

School of Fashion Alumna, Alexandria von Bromssen, and Tony Bravo Talk Trends at FiSF

It was 6:30 PM and another hot day was beginning to dissipate into the dusk of the San Francisco night.  At 50 O’Farrell Street FiSF (Fashion Incubator San Francisco) at Macy’s […]

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Playlist: The Music From Our MBFW Fall 2015 Show

The clothes, celebrities and music are what make a fashion show an exciting experience. Take a listen to our MBFW Fall 2015 playlist: Bad Barbie vs. Evil Smarty ” I […]

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Behind the Seams: MBFW Fall 2015 Backstage Diary

Five o’clock PM. It’s the day of the Academy of Art University Fall 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show, and all is not calm before the storm. Two hours before the […]

From left: . Model Shaun Ross, model Karrueche Tran, actress Tashiana Washington and actor and DJ Eric West. Image: Getty Images

The Front Row: V.I.P.s at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015

It goes without saying that the main draw to a fashion show is the fashion, but there were other equally delicious reasons to attend Academy of Art University’s Fall 2015 […]


Guest Lecture: Supima’s Buxton Midyette Enlightens Design Students on the Positive Qualities of Cotton

On Thursday, February 26th, School of Fashion design students were treated to a lecture on cotton by Buxton Midyette, vice president of marketing and promotions at Supima. The purpose of […]

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MBFW Fall 2015: Kevin C. Smith, MFA Menswear Design, with Andrea Nyberg, MFA Textile Design

Kevin C. Smith, M.F.A. Fashion Design, is a California native who was born in Walnut Creek, grew up in Sacramento, and has a B.F.A. degree in Art Studio. Smith created menswear […]

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MBFW Fall 2015: Xue Yang, MFA Fashion Design, and Oom Terdpravat, MFA Fashion Design and Textile Design

Xue Yang, M.F.A Fashion Design, was born and raised in Jilin, China. Before coming to Academy of Art University, Yang attended film school and later became assistant costume designer for […]

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MBFW Fall 2015: Han Tang, MFA Fashion Design, and Tam Nguyen, MFA Textile Design

Han Tang, M.F.A Fashion Design, grew up in Beijing, China. Tang has a B.F.A. in Interactive Media Design from Jilin College of the Arts. Tang has worked as an illustrator for […]