Recently, at New York Fashion Week, ten students from The Academy of Art University premiered their collections to the fashion world which came with great praise from audience members. The collections were presented after the University’s runway showcase earlier during that week. Some of the students have been selceted for the CDFA Future Fashion Graduate Showcase like Hailun Zhou and Eden Slezin. A lot of the students used personal experiences as the inspiration for their marvelous collections. The Academy of Art University continues to produce amazing innovative fashion designers.
The Academy of Art University is known for producing amazing talents in the art world. Extremely talented individuals like awarding makeup and special effects artist like Rick Baker are among the alumni at this school. They also produced a couple of designers who would go Project Runway and most of them lasted pretty long in the competition. Even celebrities like Heidi Montag and Raven Symone attended the University. Other alumni includes award winning photographers , film directors and actors.
The Academy of Art University is a for profit , privately owned University that is overseen by Elisa Stephens, the granddaughter of the creator Richard S. Stephens.This University offers assoicates, bachelors and masters degrees in Motion Pictures, Fashion, Art History and others forms of Art. They have both a physical Urban campus in San Francisco, California located in the South Market district and they also offer online courses.
The son of the creator Richard S. Stephens, Richard A. Stephens took over the school in 1951 and added an automobile department in the school. This explains why the University also has an Automobile Museum that they own and is operated by the University. Under each new descendant of Richard S. Stephens has grown the population of the students to over 12,000 students. This University has an amazing relationship with Fashion Week in which they have participated in bi-annually for over ten years and they continue to produce incredible talents in many industries.