2014 Academy of Art University Graduation award and internship announcements

The following awards were announced at the beginning of the 2014 graduation fashion show

Abercrombie & Fitch
Full Time Job Offers:
Annie Abbey, BFA Fashion Design (in Fashion Show)
Natalie Vance, BFA Fashion Design (in Portfolio Review)
Seth C. Olson, BFA Menswear Design (in Fashion Show)
Jess Roland, BFA Fashion Design & Textile Design
Summer Internship:
JC Munoz, BFA Fashion Design

The San Francisco – Paris Sister City Scholarship Exchange Recipients in Paris, France
Studio Berçot
Winner: Yuko Okudaira, BFA Fashion Design (in Fashion Show)
Runner Up: José Dojaquez, BFA Knitwear Design (in Fashion Show)
L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne
Winner: Aile Hua, BFA Fashion Design (in Fashion Show)
Runner Up: Jordan Rae Epstein, BFA Childrenswear Design (in Fashion Show)

Council of Fashion Designers of America
Teen Vogue Scholarship Award Winner
Amy Yip, BFA Fashion Design, $5,000 scholarship

CFDA Clara Hancox Scholarship Award for Menswear Design Winner
Yijia Jiang, BFA Menswear Design, $10,000 scholarship

CFDA Excellence in Technical Design Liz Claiborne Design Scholarship Winner
Novi Utami, BFA Fashion Design, $5000 scholarship

CFDA Excellence in Technical Design Winner
Yijia Jiang, BFA Menswear Design, $5,000 scholarship

CFDA Scholarship Honorable Mention
Dominic Tan, BFA Fashion Design

YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholar
Andrea Nieto (in Portfolio Review), BFA Textile Design, $10,000 scholarship

SURTEX® International Student Design Competition
Karina Rasmussen (in Portfolio Review), BFA Textile Design, $1000 scholarship

Royal Society of Arts – U.S. Student Design Awards
Two Textile Design students were selected to attend the April 25th keynote presentation and the April 26th final judging at Cooper Union in NYC.

Ashley Curley  (in Portfolio Review), BFA Textile Design, was awarded the Target Award for Fashion/Textile Design with a $1,000 scholarship, as well as the Pointcarre Software Prize for Textile Design

Andrea Nieto (in Portfolio Review), BFA Textile Design, was awarded the Portfolio Cash Award for Fashion/Textile Design with a $500 scholarship, as well as the Pointcarre Software Prize for Textile Design

Supima Design Competition
Jenny Hien Hoang  (in fashion show), BFA Fashion Design, has been selected to participate in the Supima Design Competition at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City in September 2014

2014 Academy of Art University graduation fashion show video gallery

List of student designer in the order which they appeared on the runway.

  1. Marcia Amandary, BFA Fashion Design
  2. Kika Knaup, BFA Knitwear Design
  3. Fashion Design and Jewelry & Metal Arts Collaboration – Bowen Quan, BFA Fashion Design & Yucen Wavy Tang, MFA Jewelry & Metal Arts
  4. Karen Chuhua Yao, BFA Fashion Design
  5. Iris Jin, BFA Fashion Design
  6. Fashion Design and Knitwear Design Collaboration – Zonic Kwong, BFA Menswear Design & José Dojaquez, BFA Knitwear Design
  7. Fashion Design and Textile Design Collaboration -Jordan Rae Epstein, BFA Childrenswear Design & Sheni Moshabesha, BFA Textile Design
  8. Leo Lee, BFA Fashion Design
  9. Annie Abbey, BFA Fashion Design
  10. Morgan Truong, BFA Fashion Design
  11. Tony Wloch, BFA Fashion Design
  12. Fashion Design and Textile Design Collaboration – Nicole Bell, BFA Fashion Design & Holly Hapka, BFA Textile Design
  13. Esther Shim, BFA Menswear Design
  14. Fashion Design, Textile Design, and Jewelry & Metal Arts Collaboration – Jaide Folger, BFA Fashion Design & Lisa Voong, BFA Textile Design
  15. Taylor Carr, BFA Fashion Design
  16. Fashion Design and Jewelry & Metal Arts Collaboration – Vivian Mazuki, BFA Fashion Design & Dale Beevers, BFA Jewelry & Metal Arts
  17. Aile Hua, BFA Fashion Design
  18. Yuko Okudaira, BFA Fashion Design
  19. Seth C. Olson,BFA Menswear Design
  20. Jenny Hien Hoang, BFA Fashion Design

2013 Academy Of Art University Fashion Show Video Gallery

2013 Academy Of Art University Fashion Show Video Gallery

Designers: Claudia Simoes, Alicia Karynn Teixeira, Shumpei Okamoto, Andrea Nieto, Pipatachara Kaeojinda, Emma Mengchen Yang, Lili Pham, Kaitlin Anne Perkins, Ashley Lagasse, Phoebe Naiquin Wang, Cindy Quach, Ryan Morar, Melissa Avalos, Candy Hsin Yu Chu, Youngjin Shin, Hsin Lee, Feijing Song, Erica Kim,  Didvik Kuanq, Andrea Torija, Fay Xinzhou Liu, Leslie Dilloway, Marine Rongrong Wei, Ran Bi, Alexander Toy, Cangyu Zhang, Kittiya Punprapun.

Macy’s Passport Glamorama arrives in San Francisco September 14

For almost 30 years, over $41 million has been raised to help fight childhood illness, cancer and HIV/AIDS at Macy’s Glamorama, formerly known as Macy’s Passport.

For almost 30 years, over $41 million has been raised to help fight childhood illness, cancer and HIV/AIDS at Macy’s Glamorama, formerly known as Macy’s Passport. Join the Glam mob this year in San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre for the most spectacular fashion show, after party and philanthropic event of the year! The after party is at the Asian Art Museum a short walk from The Orpheum.

This year’s performer include:

Robin Thicke

Born in Los Angeles, Robin Thicke taught himself to play piano at the age of 12. By 16, he was writing and producing songs for artists like Brandy, Color Me Badd, and Brian McKnight. By the age of 21, he had written and produced songs for over 20 gold and platinum albums including Michael Jackson, Marc Anthony, Pink and Christina Aguilera.

 

 

Karmin

In April 2011, Karmin’s Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan ignited the blogosphere when they posted a cover of Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” on YouTube. The clip instantly went viral, racking up millions of views after being tweeted by such hip-hop heavy hitters as The Roots’ Questlove, producers Diplo and Jermaine Dupree, and rapper The Game, each of whom marveled at the astonishing spectacle of Amy spitting raps at warp speed.

 

 

Megan & Liz

Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Winners

The Michigan-born, Nashville-based, 19-year-old fraternal twin sisters cover songs and pen pop anthems that are as infectious as they are inspiring. Because of these tunes, the girls have resonated with an entire generation of fans via social media. Right now, they’ve racked up more than 160 million views and over 825,000 subscribers on YouTube.

 

Tickets

Tickets are available from $79 to $1,000

Will the Samsung Galaxy Note be your next fashion accessory?

What distinguishes the Galaxy Note from other Android mobile phones is its larger 5.3″ screen and a pressure sensitive stylus complete with a version of Android that has been optimized for a stylus.

Samsung Galaxy Note phone/tablet hybrid

At what point does a phone become a tablet or a tablet become a phone? We’re seeing mobile devices get increasingly larger and tablets get increasingly smaller. At some point, there must be a size sweet spot where these two devices will converge.

The Samsung Galaxy Note, which is currently only available through AT&T, is among the first of these supersized mobile Internet devices. I call them Internet devices instead of phones because usage patterns are changing. People are making fewer calls and using much more data on their mobile devices. Continue reading “Will the Samsung Galaxy Note be your next fashion accessory?”

Academy Of Art University Student Fashion Show

The runway show is bookmarked by a ceremony awarding honorary degrees to various fashion industry insiders and a ceremony awarding scholorships to graduates. This year’s honorary degrees were awarded to Sarah Burton (creative directory of Alexander McQueen)

For years, The Academy Of Art University in San Francisco has produced a top rate student fashion show that rivals or exceeds those of other fashion shows in the city. This year was no different. The 2012 show is a departure from previous years taking place at a space in The Cannery on Fisherman’s Wharf. Due to limitations in the space, they created a U shape runway allowing two sets of bleacher seating to accommodate all the guests. Continuing the high production values used in the past, this year’s show incorporated professional models, professional lighting, a video wall, and a live video feed captured with a swinging boom camera. The video image was projected in the back wall which created a vibrant and dynamic runway experience for the viewers.

Sarah Burton
Sarah Burton receiving her honorary degree

The runway show is bookmarked by a ceremony awarding honorary degrees to various fashion industry insiders and a ceremony awarding scholarships to graduates. This year’s honorary degrees were awarded to Sarah Burton (creative directory of Alexander McQueen), Philip Treacy (milliner), and H.R.H. Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud (CEO of the ALFA and AL HAMA in Saudi Arabia).

The fashion show also serves as a recruiting event for the University with an afternoon show which was open to the public free of charge. At the Academy Of Art University, over 2,600 fashion students study under the guidance of experienced fashion professionals in the School of Fashion, which houses the following areas of specialization: Fashion Design for Women’s Wear, Men’s Wear, and Children’s Wear; Technical Design; Textile Design; Knitwear Design; Accessory Design; Fashion Illustration; Fashion Journalism; Fashion Marketing; Fashion Merchandising; and Visual Merchandising.

Go to this gallery to view nearly 800 images from the show.

Saffron Rare Threads celebrates their seventh year anniversary

Saffron Rare Threads’ pieces are contemporary, vibrant, and stylish offering a variety of selections and price points to fit a variety of women. Locally designed and manufactured, they have chosen to stay local despite the many challenges of doing business in San Francisco.

Priya Saraswati of Saffron Rare Threads
Priya Saraswati of Saffron Rare Threads

It was at a local fashion show back in 2004 where I first met San Francisco fashion designer Priya Saraswati of Saffron Rare Threads. She immediately impressed me with her vibrant firecracker of a personality. Fashion designers come and go in San Francisco. Some move on to other markets such as Los Angeles or New York while others just fade away. Saffron Rare Threads is among a small group of designers who have endured and even thrived in this very challenging market.

Saffron Rare Threads’ pieces are contemporary,  vibrant, and stylish offering a variety of selections and price points to fit a variety of women. Locally designed and manufactured, they have chosen to stay local despite the many challenges of doing business in San Francisco. Their first boutique was in the Mission district and they have since moved into their flagship store located at One Embarcadero Center taking over the old Coach store.

The name of their Fall/Winter 2011 collection is “Grit, Gloss & Glamor”. As Priya describes it, “it’s what it takes to last in the extremely competitive apparel design business”. 2011 marks 7 years of Saffron Rare Threads bringing its taste of sleek, modern womenswear to the Bay Area and beyond.

Come celebrate their 7th year anniversary on Thursday, October 20th at their store at One Embarcadero Center. The party is from 6-9 pm with a fashion show at 7:30 pm.

RSVP at [email protected] or via Facebook.

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