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Academy of Art University Spring 2012 Collections

Continuing their commitment  to launching the careers of designers, The Academy of Art University School of Fashion premiered the collections of recent graduates during New York fashion Week. There was no shortage of talent during this show in Lincoln Center. The energy of emerging talent electrified the room as the collections were presented.

Sun Young Youn

I must say these were my favorite designs of the show. Sun Young Yun juxtaposed beauty and function in her designs that combined lace and vinyl, creating a unique, eye-catching effect. I could not keep my eyes of these pieces. They seemed other worldly.

Meredith Acton

Another show favorite for me was Meredith Acton’s collection that featured plenty of silk and chiffon (My current fabric obsession). Meredith was inspired by Lewis Hine’s investigative photography of child laborers in the early 1900s.

The Italian Trade Commission Collection

A collaboration of M.F.A. Fashion Design students and one M.F.A. Textile Design student and sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission. Students included: Ginie Huang, Zenia Kim, Kate Y.K. Lee, Jessie Jie Liu, Iglika Vasileva Matthews, Tanja Milutinovic, Ilana Dora Siegelman and Cecilia Q. Xie.

Lisa Nguyen & Jen Chen

Juhyun Vivi Park

Dipti Irla

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