Designer Jeanette Au was born in Grand Rapids Michigan and grew up in New York City. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts. Au
went on to receive her B.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts before coming to the Academy of Art University to pursue her M.F.A. in Knitwear Design. Jeanette was inspired by Sergei Diagliav’s Ballet Russe and the paintings of Leon Bakst, which influenced the texture, patterns, and color palette of the collection. Jeanette Au incorporates wool, mohair, synthetic yarns, and metallic threads into her knit fabrics. She will be showcased in The Academy Of Art University Fall 2012 show at New York Fashion Week this month.