Academy of Art Graduate Show-Spring 2017 Collection

Another collection that I thoroughly enjoyed at New York Fashion Week actually wasn't by one designer, but rather a group of them! Every year, the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University selects several of their graduates to be featured during the iconic fashion week. This year, the school chose thirteen extremely talented graduates and the results were amazing!

With so many unique and distinct designers, the show was full of variety and showcased the graduate's thoughtful vision while honoring fashion's connection to textiles, design, tailoring, and construction. The show featured seven womenswear collections and three menswear collections. One designer even created acrylic eyewear that will be seen in two collections. 

As you can tell, the show was very diverse and fascinating with so many designers being featured! It wasn't like any other show I've ever seen! 

Here are the thirteen features designers: 

Yolanda Chiu –  The designer behind the acrylic glasses.

Yolanda Chiu –  The designer behind the acrylic glasses.

Nina Nguyen Hui – Her collection for Spring 2017 was inspired by sea corals and their organic patterns.

Nina Nguyen Hui – Her collection for Spring 2017 was inspired by sea corals and their organic patterns.

Natalya Sheveleva Robinson -Her collection was inspired by Arnold Schoenberg’s musical theory “Emancipation of Dissonance” and also Art Deco architecture.

Natalya Sheveleva Robinson -Her collection was inspired by Arnold Schoenberg’s musical theory “Emancipation of Dissonance” and also Art Deco architecture.

Anita Szu-Yi Chen -Her collection features knitwear that has been manipulated into angular shapes and folds.

Anita Szu-Yi Chen -Her collection features knitwear that has been manipulated into angular shapes and folds.

Yi Ru Chen – Her collection hopes to express the changeable and soft feeling of water through her fluid silhouettes. Jing Qian – Her collection features abstract prints on organic cotton and jersey.

Yi Ru Chen – Her collection hopes to express the changeable and soft feeling of water through her fluid silhouettes.

Jing Qian – Her collection features abstract prints on organic cotton and jersey.

 

All photos provided courtesy of Academy of Art University|Runway images credit: Getty Images

GeuMi Lee – Her collection was inspired by athleticism and orientalism

GeuMi Lee – Her collection was inspired by athleticism and orientalism

Ben Ellis – His collection was inspired by the Fauvism oeuvre of French artist Andre Derain and used repurposed denim and jersey for most of the designs.

Ben Ellis – His collection was inspired by the Fauvism oeuvre of French artist Andre Derain and used repurposed denim and jersey for most of the designs.

Brandon kee – His collection features baggy cuts and aviation inspiration mixed in with 90s hip-hop styling.

Brandon kee – His collection features baggy cuts and aviation inspiration mixed in with 90s hip-hop styling.

Dora Li –Her collection was inspired by children workers in the 1930s who wore adult clothing with high waists and pleats. Carly Dean – Her collection was inspired by unexpected textures found throughout the city.

Dora Li –Her collection was inspired by children workers in the 1930s who wore adult clothing with high waists and pleats.

Carly Dean – Her collection was inspired by unexpected textures found throughout the city.

Lindsey Trueman –Her collection was inspired by her family’s Native American roots and featured pieces fashioned out of repurposed grain sacks.

Lindsey Trueman –Her collection was inspired by her family’s Native American roots and featured pieces fashioned out of repurposed grain sacks.

Melissa Kheng –Her collection was inspired by the masculinity of Japanese subculture Bosozoku and traditional fishermen.

Melissa Kheng –Her collection was inspired by the masculinity of Japanese subculture Bosozoku and traditional fishermen.