The Academy of Art University at NY Fashion Week – 21st Time Participating

The School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University participated in New York Fashion Week for the twenty-first time. Every year during New York Fashion Week new names are made famous among the industry; models and designers have the opportunity to make their name known throughout the entire fashion world.

The Academy of Art University was founded in 1929. Originally founded as a school for advertising art, it is now the self proclaimed biggest privately owned art and design school in the entire country. The Academy of Art University was present at Skylight Clarkson Square, where they participated for the 21st time in NY Fashion Week.

The Academy of Art University has designers from all walks of life. Students from all over the world study at the Academy; the designers this year consisted of individuals from China to New England and all parts inbetween. This year the audience was impressed by the excellent craftsmanship and original ideas presented by the Academy of Arts team.

Hailun Zhour, a student from Qing Dao, China designed a futuristic two piece outfit consisting of a silver, baggy top and shiny blue pants. The model wore bright, white sandals as well. She also created a dress, cover-all combination with the same materials as the previously mentioned outfit. Instead of a multi-color scheme, Zhour went with a single shade of light purple. Both items were modeled by a female.

Cana Klebanoff from Queens, New York designed a very primitive, almost Native-American style shirt. The shirt was loosely woven brown fabric meant to lay over the chest and arms.

The Academy of Art University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is also a member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Several of their more niche degrees are also accredited by as well. Overall, the school offers degrees in nearly 25 subjects, and some are even offered online.

The school also owns an Automobile Museum that boasts and impressive collection of 200 vintage cars. Forbes Magazine priced the entire collection at 70 million dollars during a lifestyle piece published to their website in 2015.


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