From the Press Release: Flora Cervantes, M.F.A. Fashion Design, collaborated with Lori Solem, M.F.A Fashion and Textile Design, on a collection constructed from canvas, cotton, wool, and latex. Flora grew up in Warwick, NY, and holds a B.A. in International Political Economy and Business Administration and an A.F.A in Fashion Design. Flora drew inspiration from the environment, in twisted shapes found in nature, and in the way human emotions are bent and gnarled by life experiences. Lori hails from Sumas, WA where she earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Fashion Design, Sustainability, and Social Accountability. Lori was inspired by gritty industrial textures and illustrations of the French artist Gustave Doré.
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.