Renowned as one of the top fashion design schools in the nation, Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion presents 3 runway fashion shows each year. They were also the first school to show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Collections debut at New York Fashion Week in Spring and Fall as well as at the San Francisco Graduation Fashion Show in Spring.
French Textile Connection Spring 2013 Academy of Art University Runway show in New York during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photos by Randy Brooke.
From the press release:
The French Textile Collection is a collaboration of four M.F.A. Fashion Design students, five B.F.A. Fashion Design students, two B.F.A. Textile Design students, and the following prestigious French textile mills who donated fabrics to be used in the collection: print (AB CREATIONS); silk, jacquards (BELINAC, DENIS & FILS, PHILEA, SPRINTEX); wools (CLARENSON); lace (SOPHIE HALLETTE, SOLSTISS); knits (DEVEAUX, HENITEX INTERNATIONAL, PHILEA, SPRINTEX); velvet fabric, stretch corduroy fabric, jeans wear, pigment dyed (VELCOREX); and technic/sports fabrics (AVELANA, ROUDIÈRE). The students who collaborated on
the UBIFRANCE collection are: Korkor Apo, Maclay Bowers, Joe Chung, Mina Fadaie, Guiping April Feng, Massayuki Ito, Kyung Hwa Kim, Erica Laba, Eli Daniel Odisho, Liza Quiñones, Angela Sison, and Wen-Lin Lina Tsai.
This collaboration was made possible by UBIFRANCE, the French Trade Commission. UBIFRANCE is a governmental trade agency whose efforts create promotion and business opportunities for French companies in their international business development. It is a key force for French exports with the support of France’s
Ministry of Commerce. UBIFRANCE promotes French products and savoir-faire, and puts French-based professionals in contact with their international counterparts. For more information about UBIFRANCE and the participating French mills, please contact: [email protected].