Oh what a joy, what a thrill to attend my student’s Graduation Fashion Show this past week! At the Academy of Art University of San Francisco I coach students through their artistic journey pursuing their dreams. I watch them applying themselves to their art employing all their talent and skills. They travel from all around the world to study get a hands on experience on the industry. The Fashion Shows are always impressive, extremely professional and planned to the very little detail.
This year’s collection was inspired by the Tenderloin District of San Francisco and Alice in Wonderland. I picked my favorite outfits and I hereby present them to you.
If you have been following my blog for a while you would probably now how big fan of colors I am. It is only expected of me to be inspired by the collections themed by Alice in Wonderland. I instantly fell in love with the pants above from the designers Celine Sohrabian and Shuangning Sici Li. This amazing pink shiny fabric, the character of this girly yet provokingly pink pair of pants is so unique. To me it instantly spoke. And what it said to me? “I’m girly but I’m tough”. When I saw this outfit walking down the runway I felt utterly inspired. I got this creative spark in me that I haven’t had for a while and wanted to go home and make something!
I am amazed of all those different patterns and prints and embroidery and jewels combined so flawlessly in our garment. If you look at the outfit above you can count 4 different fabrics of different fiber, texture and print as well as a beautifully embroidered lapel, all combined together in perfect harmony.
To me this explosion of color is a vivid wakening to life and all the excitement that can come if you let yourself to experience it from your own unique angle.
This collection by Regina J. Yoon and Jadi Haynes is inspired by the styles and ideologies of ancient and contemporary Korean shamanism. In the pictures you see garments made out of used cotton, laser cut pleather, and five variations of broderie anglaise.
The exaggerated silhouettes add volume and play playfulness to the outfits and showcase the student’s creativity and colorful imagination. To me this explosion of color is a vivid wakening to life and all the excitement that can come if you let yourself to experience it from your own unique angle.
Congratulations to all students who participated and keep transforming this wold!