May, 09

SF Gate – “Academy of Art Grad Fashion Show”

 SF GATE May 03, 2009|Carolyne Zinko, Chronicle Staff Writer

“At the Academy of Art University, students in the school of fashion design are encouraged to express their individuality rather than follow an edict and emulate any one particular style, as is murmured to be the case with a certain school in Paris and its penchant for the Commes des Garcons look. A march to his or her own drummer was evident in this year’s crop of student designers whose wide-ranging palettes, shapes and silhouettes were shown at the university’s 13th annual graduation fashion show in San Francisco on April 23. Lean, strongly fitted silhouettes dominated, as did draping with a constructed feel. The effect, for the most part, was softly tailored, with a few exceptions from students who went for slouchy track suits or futuristic shapes. Graduate student Scott Ian McFarland‘s men’s knitwear collection influenced by Art Deco patterns, architecture and the androgynous styles of the 1920s (yarn was donated by Blue Sky Alpacas) Read more…