3/20/2013

Academy of Art University - Featured Designer of New York Fashion Week A/W 2013

Fall 2013 RTW - Overview
Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week is a one of the biggest celebration for all fashion designers. Only with rare opportunity will a designer be able to be part of it. Fortunately for fashion students from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA were able to participate in this week-long celebration. I must say, I am very impressed with this group of students. Fashion designing students collaborating with textile students creating the perfect balance of style, beauty, and high-fashion. I thought it is so great that Mercedez-Benz gave them their chance to show their talent. 

Designers included are Chenxi Li, Heather McDonald, Heather Scholl, Janine M. Villa and Amanda Nervig, Qian Xie, Teresa Field, James Thai, and Leah Aripotch, Yuming Weng. They are all very talented students and each presented six to nine pieces during the show. All of their designs are displayed below, please look at them and more information about each collection may be explained in details later!

Check it out below, and stay tuned with the university's fashion communities, there are a lot of rising stars there and they may be the future of the fashion scene! 
Fall 2013 RTW - Janine M. Villa and Amanda Nervig
Designer(s): Janine Villa and Amanda Nervig 

Degree: M.F.A. Fashion Design; M.F.A. Knitwear Design
Inspiration: Vintage Welsh Rugs. 



Fall 2013 RTW - Yuming Weng
Fall 2013 RTW - Yuming Weng

Designer(s): Yuming Weng
Degree: M.F.A. Fashion Design

Inspiration: Henrietta Harriss
Fall 2013 RTW - Teresa Field, James Thai, and Leah Aripotch


Designer(s): Theresa Field, James Thai, and Leah Aripotch 

Degree: M.F.A. Fashion Design; B.F.A. Textile Design; B.F.A. Fine Art Sculpture 
Inspiration: Artistic representations of the human body, anatomy, musculature, and process sketches from H.R. Giger’s Alien.

Fall 2013 RTW - Qian Xie
Fall 2013 RTW - Qian Xie

Designer(s): Janine Villa and Amanda Nervig 

Degree: M.F.A. Fashion Design; M.F.A. Knitwear Design 
Inspiration: Natural light casting shadows in interior spaces throughout the day. 

Fall 2013 RTW - Heather Scholl



Designer: Heather Scholl 
Degree: M.F.A. Fashion and Knitwear Design
Inspiration: Queer culture, and the duality of pain and glamour.

Fall 2013 RTW - Chenxi Li

Designer: Chenxi Li 

Degree: M.F.A Fashion Design 
InspirationTraditional Chinese armor and the 1950s.

Fall 2013 RTW - Heather McDonald
Fall 2013 RTW - Heather McDonald

Fall 2013 RTW - Heather McDonald

Designer: Heather McDonald 

Degree: M.F.A. Fashion and Knitwear Design 
Inspiration: Fritz Lang’s 1927 filmMetropolis

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