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Jeanette Au Fall 2012 Preview

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.

Academy of Art University Fall 2012 Preview

looks from the collections of Donghyuk Dan Kim, Xiang Zhang, Amy Bond, Jeanette Au, and Wu Di. (from left ) All of whom will be showing their collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Photographs by Bob Toy.

Left: South Korean designer Kate Y.K lee will debut her Fall 2012 collection which was inspired by the sculptural elements of architecture and emphasizes rounded silhouettes, which are offset by defined lines andsharp, angled seams. She constructed the garments using leather, wool knits, lightweight wool, and silk charmeuse.

About the School of Fashion:
Over 2,700 fashion students study under the guidance of experienced fashion professionals in the School of Fashion, which houses the following areas of specialization: Fashion Design for Women’s Wear, Men’s Wear, and Children’s Wear; Technical Design; Textile Design; Knitwear Design; Accessory Design; FashionIllustration; Fashion Journalism; Fashion Marketing; Fashion Merchandising; and Visual Merchandising. The University works with international brands and recruitment agencies on internships and job placement.
Graduates have gone on to such companies as Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Blanc de Chine, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Corso Como 10, Chloë, Diane Von Fürstenberg, Donna Karan, Gap, Kate Spade, Kiton, L.A.M.B., L’Ecole Lesage Paris –Atelier de Broderie, Liz Claiborne, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Martin Margiela, Martine Sitbon, Missoni, Nike, Nordstrom, Northface, Old Navy, Oscar de la Renta, Pamela Dennis, Phillip Lim, Pottery Barn, Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Roland Mouret, St. John, Threeasfour, Tocca, Viktor & Rolf, and Williams Sonoma.
Guests to the School of Fashion include Azzedine Alaïa, Prosper and Martine Assouline, Yigal Azrouël, Geoffrey Beene, Rose Marie Bravo, Andrew Buckler, Julie Chaiken, The Honorable Bertrand Delanoë Mayor of Paris, David Downton, Steven Cox and Daniel Silver of Duckie Brown, Keanan Duffty, Patrik Ervell, Loulou de la Falaise, James Galanos, Joan Kaner, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony, Antonio Lopez, Fern Mallis, Alexander McQueen, Rosita and Tai Missoni, Isaac Mizrahi, Josie Natori, Christina Neault of IMG Fashion, Ian Hannula and Joe Haller of N.I.C.E. Collective, Elisa Palomino, Laure du Pavillon, Zac Posen, Oscar de la Renta, Zandra Rhodes CBE, Ralph Rucci, Nathalie Rykiel, Jeremy Scott, Carla Sozzani, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene, and Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE, as well as Christophe Girard Director of Fashion Strategy of LVMH Fashion Group, Robin Givhan, Cathy Horyn, and Suzy Menkes
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Academy of Art University Fall 2010


Six of the best and brightest students at the Academy of Art University debuted their collection at the tents at Bryant Park on Saturday, February 13th. The collections are representative of 4 of the school’s programs: Fashion, Knitwear, Technical and Textile Design. I always look forward to this show, if only to take a peek at what young designers are thinking about, if they’re questioning or reacting to the current climate of Fashion or if their approach is more interior. More often than not, their ideas are always conceptually rich, drawing from models of nature, or the history of photography or painting or architecture. Sometimes, it is the personal telling of someone’s memory or past. It is always exciting to see how they will translate it into clothing, and being that Fall is always big on knits, I was ready for some textural surprises. Knits in beautifully geometric shapes sprouted cone-like off of shoulders in Steven Oo’s merino wool collection, inspired by the Architecture of Massimiliano Fuksas. Hyo Sun An created spaghetti like strings hanging riotously off of shoulders on strong silhouettes which quite easily felt sci-fi and kind of streetwise/rock and roll. The romantic, prairie like creations of Naomi Sutton was my own personal favorite. It felt both dark and naieve, almost Amish, with long white cotton dresses that resembled undergarments taking on an American goth feel. Sabah Mansoor nestled jewel shaped crystals in her crocheted knits which had an interesting stars in the night sky effect. She also employed a Japanese technique of dying which consisted of creating a pattern by binding, stitching, folding and twisting fabric. Marina Solomatnikova’s collection was elegant, feminine and had a strong art-deco feel, with high silk blouses peeking out of structured sueded jackets. Bethany Meuleners truly employed the layering technique in her deep plunging gowns, mixing sheer chiffon over wool and lace and letting them as she states,”land off kilter.” A promising show for 6 young designers to watch.
—Jeanie Kwak
Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn

Runway Spring 2010

Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week featuring finales by Lacoste, Georges Chakra, Andy and Debb, Academy of Art University, Christian Siriano, Chado Ralph Rucci, Vivienne Tam, Thuy, Diane VonFurstenberg, Rebecca Taylor, Tuleh, and Custo Barcelona. Filmed by Stevyn Llewellyn for Modern Glossy.

Runway 2009 Part 2

Fashion week’s fall 2009 collections depicted here in part two of a two part video series highlighting each designer’s show finale. Designers featured here are: Miss Sixty, E.Y. Wada, G-Star, Tracy Reese, Phillip Lim, Ports 1961, Anna Sui, Erin Featherston, Terexov, Academy of Art University, Narciso Rodriguez, Yeohlee, William Rast, Charlotte Ronson, and Ilana Sunderland’s presentation. Be sure to read all of our fall 2009 fashion week reviews here.

Filmed by Stevyn Llewellyn for Modern Glossy.