The Academy of Art University Spring/Fall 2018 Collections

This season, the School of Fashion at Academy of Art University involved ten graduates who showcased their Spring/ Fall 2018 collections at the New York Fashion Week. I had the honor of attending the show and all of the looks were incredibly exciting. The show featured five womenswear collections and two menswear collections. Two of the seven collections came from the collaborative efforts of all the designers. There were an assortment of dresses and skirts, pants available in different hues that included silver, pink, yellow, green, white and black. As you can see the designers experimented with different shapes and cutouts. The pieces in each collection exposed beautiful detailing and technique. It also featured a different mix of  silhouettes. With so many unique and distinct designers, the show was full of variety and showcased the graduate's thoughtful vision. 

Here are the ten features designers: 

                                                                    Hailun Zhou

                                                                  Hailun Zhou

                                                              Dina Marie Lam                                                                 Carlos Rodriguez                                                          Rheanna Oliver-Palanca

                                                            Dina Marie Lam

                                                           Carlos Rodriguez

                                                      Rheanna Oliver-Palanca

                                                                            Jelly Shan

                                                                          Jelly Shan

                                                                     Joanna Jadallah                                                                      Cana Klebanof f 

                                                                   Joanna Jadallah

                                                                  Cana Klebanof

                                                                        Saya Shen

                                                                      Saya Shen

                                                                      Ryan Yu

                                                                    Ryan Yu

                                                                       Eden Slezin

                                                                     Eden Slezin

  Hailun Zhou -  Her collection was  inspired by her observations and the photographs she took while “on a journey” from San Francisco to the Oakland Museum of California a, as well as the abstract sculpture “Volume and Space Organization” by artist Knud Merrild.

Hailun Zhou - Her collection was  inspired by her observations and the photographs she took while “on a journey” from San Francisco to the Oakland Museum of California a, as well as the abstract sculpture “Volume and Space Organization” by artist Knud Merrild.

  Dina Marie Lam-  Her collection was  i nspired by the myriad of emotions surrounding the passing of her aunt, Lam wanted to convey a feeling of transition in her collection   Carlos Rodriguez - created the embroidery using a mixture of traditional hand and machine embroidery techniques to enhance the contemporary feel of Dina Marie’s collection   Rheanna Oliver-Palanca- Her wool blend knitwear mimicked Rodriguez’s embroidery

Dina Marie Lam- Her collection was inspired by the myriad of emotions surrounding the passing of her aunt, Lam wanted to convey a feeling of transition in her collection

Carlos Rodriguez- created the embroidery using a mixture of traditional hand and machine embroidery techniques to enhance the contemporary feel of Dina Marie’s collection

Rheanna Oliver-Palanca-Her wool blend knitwear mimicked Rodriguez’s embroidery

  Jelly Shan -Her collection was inspired by the sense of peace and joy she experienced while visiting Northwest China

Jelly Shan-Her collection was inspired by the sense of peace and joy she experienced while visiting Northwest China

  Joanna Jadallah -Her collection was inspired by the strength of her ancestors who were forced to flee Palestine leaving their belongings and everything familiar behind   Cana Klebanof f -Inspired by the armor of a Japanese culture, samurai armor, as well as nature and the architecture of castles.

Joanna Jadallah-Her collection was inspired by the strength of her ancestors who were forced to flee Palestine leaving their belongings and everything familiar behind

Cana Klebanoff -Inspired by the armor of a Japanese culture, samurai armor, as well as nature and the architecture of castles.

  Saya Shen - Her collection was inspired by the black and white photography of Michael Kenna for her own personal photographs that she took of scenes in nature such as landscapes, trees, ocean waves, and the topography of San Francisco

Saya Shen- Her collection was inspired by the black and white photography of Michael Kenna for her own personal photographs that she took of scenes in nature such as landscapes, trees, ocean waves, and the topography of San Francisco

  Ryan Yu- Her collection was inspired by the expression of light and the philosophy of how it leads us from darkness which came about while listening to his favorite song, “In the Light” by Led Zeppelin

Ryan Yu-Her collection was inspired by the expression of light and the philosophy of how it leads us from darkness which came about while listening to his favorite song, “In the Light” by Led Zeppelin

  Eden Slezin - His collection was inspired by his “life and loves” for his sustainable menswear collection                                                                  

Eden Slezin -His collection was inspired by his “life and loves” for his sustainable menswear collection                                                                 

Runway Images Credit: John Perez

 

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