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School of Fashion Shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

"I like this setup," former San Francisco Mayor, Willie Brown, said of the dual runways in Lincoln Center for Academy of Art University’s annual fashion show at the start of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. "Twice the runway means twice the front rows!" The horseshoe configuration was a necessity at this student show on Sept. 6th that drew 1,200 guests, including writer Michael Musto, runway coach Jay Alexander and television style expert Robert Verdi. The School of Fashion’s show made the dreams of ten designers come true when they showed their four womenswear and four menswear collections. After the show, Verdi reflected on the students as indicative of an overall renaissance in young American designers. "There's evidence that there's a very talented emerging design community in the United States," he said.

SF Gate – Sept. 12

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