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
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.
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