The New York fashion week that is held is a way in which new names are put into the spotlight. On September 9th of 2017, the Academy of Art University held their 21st runway show, which was located at the Skylight Clarkson Square. In the 2017 show ten graduates displayed five womenswear collections and two menswear collections. The designers were from diverse backgrounds from places like China and Maine. There was a wide range of different ideas, fashion, and craftsmanship throughout this runway show. The audience was quite impressed with the collections that were displayed. One of the people from the audience was Ms. J Alexander and from the famous TV show Americas Next Top Model and Sara Kozlowski, whom is the director of Education and Professional Development at CFDA. There is only fifteen minutes for them on the runway, but it is done in front of career mentors, their friends and peers, and it was also streamed live for the world to see.
Some of the favorite looks from the show include the following:
Hailun Zhou, MFA Fashion Design, which was outwear and dresses made from vinyl, PVC, and fabrics put together.
Eden Slezin, MFA Fashion Design, which was created from the bay area. This was inspired by the designers love for vintage and individuality.
Dina Marie Lam, MFA Fashion Design, from Los Angeles, CA. This was inspired by the emotions she went through in dealing with the loss of her aunt.
Carlos Rodriguez, BFA Fashion Design, he was born in Mexico City, Mexico but raised in Clarksburg, California. His collection was made up of traditional hand and machine embroidery techniques.
Saya Shen, MFA Fashion Design, whom is from Beijing, China. This collection was inspired by landscapes; especially snow, the trees, and the ocean.