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Fashion Graduates Impress the Press at This Year's NY Fashion Week

This year's Fashion graduate students have debuted their unique and stunning designs, which have caught the attention of the media at this season's New York Fashion Week. From StyleList and Women's Wear Daily to Forbes and the New York Times, the rave reviews have come pouring in.

Jennifer Paull of AOL's StyleList wrote, "The most successful looks from these fledgling designers were usually those that concentrated each key idea into one standout item of clothing." She went on to praise designers Hyo Sun An, Steven Oo and Naomi Sutton and their amazing work.

The staff at Women's Wear Daily wrote that "the clothes sent out by six MFA students at this San Francisco school surpassed some of the contemporary shows already seen for fall," notably Marina Solomatnikova, Bethany Meuleners, Steven Oo and Sabah Mansoor Husain.

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Designer: Sabah Mansoor Husain
Photo: Randy Brooke
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Designer: Hyo Sun 'Nicky' An
Photo: Randy Brooke
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Designer: Naomi Sutton
Photo: Randy Brooke

Suzy Menkes, fashion editor at the International Herald Tribune, wrote in the New York Times, "While New York fashion tends toward the dutifully wearable, the San Francisco-based fashion college gave food for thought. How was it possible that clothes from six selected students, with global origins in the United States, Russia and Asia, could seem more inventive and creative than established New York brands?"

Forbes Online even sat down with Fashion Graduate Director Simon Ungless and designers Bethany Meuleners and Steven Oo. They discussed what goes into a show of this size and how it feels to be featured alongside established professionals.

Finally, New York-based TV station NY1 wrote, "The designers may just be starting out, but their clothes and attitudes seem like they've been at it for years." The station also produced a video piece on the designers backstage and on the runway.

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Designer: Bethany Meuleners
Photo: Randy Brooke
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Designer: Marina Solomatnikova
Photo: Randy Brooke
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Designer: Steven Oo
Photo: Randy Brooke

To see all of the coverage and the designs, visit the School of Fashion's blog at fashionschooldaily.com.

Since 2005, Academy of Art University has selected its best graduate students to showcase their collections at New York Fashion Week. The Academy is proud of its students and the work that they have produced.

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