Eight students from Academy of Art University School of Fashion debuted their thesis collections at New York Fashion Week on Friday, September 11, 2015.
The spring 2016 show marks the 10th anniversary of the School of Fashion’s first fashion show at the prestigious New York event.
“In the decade since our first presentation at New York Fashion Week, the show has gained momentum, growing in size and in the caliber of fashion professionals, designers, recruiters and media who attend,” says Academy President Elisa Stephens. “We are committed to helping our students launch their careers, and we are honored to give students a platform of this magnitude to present their work as fashion industry professionals.”
The School of Fashion first presented collections at New York Fashion Week in September 2005, showing annually from 2005 to 2007. To give more students the opportunity to show their collections in New York, in 2008 the School of Fashion expanded its presence by showing both spring and fall collections, a practice it has continued ever since.
“This season’s designers have created collections that are concentrated on minimalism, tending to the contour and structure of the garments,” says School of Fashion Executive Director Simon Ungless. “The designers have shifted their focus away from embellishment and on to the purity of the silhouette by the craft in which they shape and proportion the clothes. This type of constructive tailoring is an inventive way to appreciate the human figure, which elevates the nature and art of their designs.”