From the press release:
Max Lu, M.F.A. Fashion Design, was born in Taipei, Taiwan and grew
up in Taipei City. After he completed his B.F.A. in Fashion Design, he worked as a freelance print pattern designer and fashion stylist assistant. In Taiwan he received an Honorable Mention Award from the Competition of Taiwan Textile Federation and won first prize at Manga Fashion Design Competition. For Spring 2016 Lu created a collaborative collection with Jingci Jessie Wang, M.F.A. Fashion Design, who hails from Hei Long Jiang province, China. Wang completed her B.F.A in Fashion Design in China and worked at Starview Trading Limited where she designed lingerie, underwear and sleepwear collections. She won the second prize for the Bosideng scholarship, the Okawa Textile Company Competition Finalist Award, the 3rd Gunze Fashion Design-China T-shirt Recognition Award and the Triumph Inspiration China National Competition Finalist Award. While working toward her graduate degree, Wang worked at Dan group in San Francisco where she assisted in designing womenswear collections. Lu and Wang previously worked together as a part of a seven designer group that presented their collaborative menswear collection at Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week. For their Spring 2016 collection, Lu and Wang aimed to express ambiguous and unclear forms from a blurry dream. The collection features 1950’s classic and elegant silhouettes, executed in modern materials including lame, metallic leather and sequins.
From the press release: Frank Tsai, M.F.A. Fashion Design, collaborated with Andrea Nieto, B.F.A. Textile Design, on a menswear collection inspired by the mood and emotion of an international photography collection, “Beauty in Decay,” personal struggle, raw emotion, and the different stages of the healing process. Frank was born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, earned a B.S. Degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising, was awarded high honors for his undergraduate fashion show, and worked as the Marketing Manager for FU YU Clothing Company. Andrea grew up in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, is on the Academy of Art University President’s Honor List, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship through the YMA Scholarship Fund as a Geoffrey Beene National Scholar, and recently finished a design internship at BCBGMAXAZRIA.
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Ginie C. Y. Huang Spring 2013 Academy of Art University Runway show in New York during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Photos by Randy Brooke.
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From the press release:
Ginie C. Y. Huang was born and raised in Taiwan and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Taipei National University, before coming to Academy of Art University to earn her M.F.A. degree in Fashion Design. Her work was previously shown at the University’s Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show, as part of the Italian Trade Commission Collection. Her Spring 2013 collection was inspired by the work of Ninagawa Mika, one of Japan’s most popular photographers. Huang was inspired by the feeling that Mika’s images invoke – a feeling of being completely immersed in the color
Deanna Pei-Ju Lo hails from Taipei, Taiwan and graduated with a B.F.A. in Commercial and Graphic Design from Ming Chuan University. She worked as a graphic designer before coming to the Academy of Art University to pursue an M.F.A. in Fashion Design. Her women’s wear collection has a borrowed-from-the-boys feel, a look she describes as “a modern Teddy Boy.” Soft, luxurious fabrics such as lambskin, silk organza, and cotton velvet add femininity to the collection. (Text From The Academy of Art University’s Press Release)