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Academy of Art spring/summer 2015 New York Fashion Week

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Photos: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2014©

The Academy of Art showed their spring/summer 2015 collections on September 6, 2014 at New York Fashion Week. The Academy of Art collections are near and dear to my heart. When I was a student at the University of San Francisco, I knew a lot of students who attended the Academy of Art and their work was always inspirational. I was mesmerized by their talent and how art was shaping the future. To see the Academy of Art’s collection presented live, across the country in New York for fashion week, isn’t only a treat, it is a proud Bay Area moment!

The spring/summer 2015 collections from Academy of Art, once again, push the boundaries of what we wear and how we wear it. The collections showed tonal dressing, mixes of texture, layers (a huge trend on the runways for 2015!) and longer hemlines (another huge trend!).

I wish my photos were better, but my seat was at a bad picture taking angle. To view the collection in its’ entirety, please watch the IMG Fashion video below.

Just like last season, I want to get my hands on the cozy sweaters from Academy of Art’s runway! I wish I could just walk into a store a buy one, but alas, I cannot. What is your favorite look from the Academy of Art runway?

Academy of Art fall/winter 2014/2015 New York Fashion Week

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Photos: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2014©

Academy of Art showed their fall/winter 2014/2015 collection on the runway at New York Fashion Week on Friday, February 7, 2014. The stunning collection featured designs from Academy of Art students and recent graduates Jaci Hodges, Nisha Hanna Btesh, Frank Tsai, Andrea Nieto, Arijana Kajdic, Flora Cervantes, Lori Solem, Earnest Huang, Hong Ni, Elizabeth Catellon, Jasmine Gonzales, Mingyu Du and Joseph Khawana. 

San Francisco’s Academy of Art showcased forty-eight designs on their runway which featured a broad range of style and design. There was a fabulous mix of vibrant colors, prints and cozy sweaters. I fell in love with the purple sweater shown in the photo above!

Below is a press video of Academy of Art’s fall/winter 2014/2015 runway show at New York Fashion Week. Which look or looks were your favorite?

Academy of Art University New York Fashion Week spring 2014

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Photos: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2013©

Academy of Art University showed their spring/summer 2014 collection on September 6, 2013 during New York Fashion Week. The show was held in the largest venue at fashion week; the Theater. The runway wrapped around an additional row of seating in the center of the runway. This made it a little difficult for me to see the models walk the runway; especially since I was in the last row towards the photographers pit. This is my excuse for the poor photos 

I absolutely adore the fresh visionaries at the Academy of Art University. It is amazing to see how the minds of fashion students are expressing their art through textiles. The fabrics offered texture and appeared on the runway to be extremely high quality. My favorite look on the Academy of Art University runway was the pale blue printed dress you can see in the final walk photo. The sleeves danced gracefully as the model walked the runway and they added to drama to sweet yet daring daytime dress. Love!

I have included the press video from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week below so you too can enjoy this beautiful show and admire the designs. What is your favorite look on the runway?