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Academy of Art University Fall 2012 Runway

Academy of Art University’s Fall 2012 collections at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion week.
Academy of Art University Spring 2012 was a magnificent launch for many designers’ careers. Featuring nine fashion designers hailing from different backgrounds in women’s wear, men’s wear, children’s wear, in addition to technical design, textile design, knitwear design, and accessory design, each designer brought a refreshing take on fashion and new trends for 2012. This year, there were eight women’s collection and one men’s collection that was streamed live at: http://www.academyart.edu/fashionshow/

Designers freatured were Wu Di, Amy Bond, Xiang Zhang, Deanna Pei-Ju Lo, Donghyun Dan Kim, Farida Khan, Kate Y.K. Lee, Jeanette Au , and Jade Juanyu Liu

— Vela-Susan Park
See images from the collection in the slideshow below. Photos provided by runwayy.com

Elisa Palomino Fall 2012

Elisa Palomino Fall 2012 collection at Cibeles Fashion Week in Madrid. See more images in the slide show below

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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 Fu?rstenberg, 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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Elisa Palomino Spring 2012

Elisa Palomino • Photo by Christopher Dadey

Elisa Palomino’s latest collection, “A Fairy Dance” once again gave us a thoroughly thought-out, brilliant collection of exquisite feminine clothes.

Flowers were everywhere: bold huge crème roses on a luscious suede black coat; white roses and vines on a gorgeous cut-on-the-bias 30’s black silk gown; black perfect roses on a sheer black tulle flapper dress. From the black we moved on to a stunning red and bordeaux, then to the perfect robin’s nest blue and ending in the prettiest most girlish whites accented with light blue or pink. Adding to the decadence of the embroideries were the magical head pieces that topped each look: a wreath of colorful roses in metal; one gigantic rose in suede or chiffon; a red pagoda with trees made of what looked like pipe cleaners. Pure magic, pure delight!

These were clothes that every woman dreams of – dresses that dazzle, dresses that move, dresses that whisper, “now that’s a woman!”

I was lucky enough not only to see the clothes come down the runway in a dizzying display of beauty but to see the models backstage as they were getting ready. Everywhere I looked, I spotted another nymph as she came out of the makeup room and entered the changing room. It was truly a sight to behold as these fairies descended upon us, delighting us with their sheer perfection.
— Tziporah Salamon

Elisa Palomino • Photo by Christopher Dadey

See more images at Vogue.es

Elisa Palomino Fall 2011 Cibeles Madrid

Elisa Palomino’s Fall 11 collection, Sacred Forest, is inspired by the great Japanese actress Sada Yacco. A geisha from the flowery kingdom who became the first woman actress of Japan, she was a big hit on the stage of Loie Fuller Theatre in Paris, inspiring the Japonisme movement and impressionist painters, creating the bases for the Art Nouveau. The collection is inspired by the influence of Sada Yacco on the fashion of Paris at the turn of the century – the way she looked in her kimonos became the sensation of Paris. The Japanese-style motifs, such s chrysanthemums, flowers, birds and various grasses represented a new decoration thereafter and until the l920’s. The prints and embroideries of the collection combine flowers of the four seasons: irises, wisteria, chrysanthemums and plum blossoms from the flower and willow world, with lavish silks and brocades. A purple cascade of Wisteria falls from puffer kimonos and chunky knits and clusters of Noda Wisteria hang from a long fringed gown. A scene with sparrows flying around irises, peonies, and hollyhocks is richly embroidered on decadent velvet and suede frocks. Wild chrysanthemums, “Queen of Fall Flowers, symbol of simplicity and perfection grow along the hem of rich woolen coats and are lavishly embroidered on cozy mohair knits. This was a collection to swoon over. A collection so exquisitely thought-out and executed to perfection that it sets your imagination on fire. I found myself lusting over these pieces – dreaming about them for nights afterwards, counting the days until they can be in my possession.

— Tziporah Salamon

Photos courtesy of Cibeles Madrid.