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Academy of Art University School of Fashion Partners with Creatives Want Change to Support Young Black Artists

“Our desire is to pave the way to train the next generation of fashion creatives without ignoring the racial divide that is apparent in the industry. As artists and educators, it is our responsibility to do our part to make that change and create opportunities,” states Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University.


Fashion Student Kenneth Brody McCasland Dresses Zendaya for Vogue Hong Kong’s November Issue

Fashion student Kenneth Brody McCasland dresses singer-actress Zendaya in a structural piece for her Vogue Hong Kong November issue fashion spread.

School of Fashion’s Chelsea Grays Designs New Collection from Paris

Chelsea Grays is not wasting any time spreading her wings and growing as a designer. From her student collection in the 2019 Spring Show, she’s now jetted off to the world’s fashion capital in Paris, France to work on her latest collection.

BFA Textile Design Grad Mario Chinchilla Dreams Up Reality with Textile

In 2018, Mario Chinchilla graduated from the School of Fashion with a degree in BFA Textile Design. The following year, he pursued his Master’s degree in Rome. Today, he works with fashion design houses like Fendi.

BFA Fashion Design Alum: Superstar Collaborator

Beyoncé, Pharrel, and Jonah Hill. These are just some of the big names Adidas has in their roster. Behind these names is another you must know about: Joe Chung, BFA Fashion Design alumnus, Adidas designer. Here he shares lessons learned in the industry, before and during the pandemic.

How Economics and Fashion Merchandising led to the LVMH Retail Excellence Program

Poppy Sun originally majored in Economics at University College London. However, this past May, she graduated with an Undergraduate degree in Fashion Merchandising from School of Fashion. Since her graduation in the spring, she has been accepted into the prestigious LVMH Retail Excellence program in China, where she currently lives.

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