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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 […]


MBFW Fall 2015 Designer Spotlight: Tam Nguyen and Han Tang

This collaborative collection from MFA Textile Design student Tam Nguyen and MFA Fashion Design student Han Tang explores the beauty behind mold and peeling paint and examines how the natural […]

Illustrated lineup of the collection by Emmanuelle Jones and Ghazaleh Khalifeh.

MBFW Fall 2015 Designer Spotlight: Emmanuelle Ciara Jones and Ghazaleh Khalifeh

Emmanuelle Ciara Jones, MFA Fashion Design, and Ghazaleh Khalifeh, MFA Textile Design, are set to present a collaborative Fall 2015 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this February. Michel Basquiat and […]

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Aldo Carrera Photo Shoot

This photo shoot is a collaboration between Academy of Art University Alumni photographer Aldo Carrera, 2014 BFA Fashion Design Yuko Okudaira and BFA styling student Katelyn Johnson. Chinatown served as the backdrop […]


Ugly Christmas Sweaters Have Never Looked So Good

Have you received an invitation to an ugly Christmas sweater party yet? If not, there’s most likely an upcoming occasion where a holiday sweater would come in handy. If you […]

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Alumni Update: Felita Wirawan

Felita Wirawan, 2013 BFA Fashion Design alumna, is taking big risks that are paying off. Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Felita Wirawan is making quite the name for herself […]

Photo by Chad Jenkins

Fashion design scholarship winner’s inspiring road to the Academy

Sam Shan’s path to the Fashion Design program at Academy of Art University is a little different than most. His is a story of courage, perseverance and a long road […]

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Going Green

With the annual San Francisco Green Festival at Fort Mason just around the corner (Nov. 14-16, details at the bottom of this post), we started thinking about the intersection of sustainability and fashion. […]

Jenny Hoang Neiman Marcus Spread

Jenny Hoang, BFA Fashion Design in Neiman Marcus October Issue

Jenny Hoang, BFA Fashion Design, was featured in a spread for Neiman Marcus’ “The Book”, The October Issue. “I have great interest in machinery, gears, rusted metal-something fierce and unexpected.” […]

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Alumni Update: Rinat Brodach Presents First Collection at Fashion Week

Rinat Brodach, 2010 BFA Fashion Design alumna, has been very busy since she was awarded with a year long internship in Paris after her senior year. Since then she attended The Chambre Syndicale […]