For new names in the fashion industry, there cannot be a better platform than the New York Fashion Week. This is the place where new talent is discovered as it comes into the limelight. Now, The School of Fashion of the Academy of Art University recently had its 21st runway showcase for the year 2017. This was organized at Skylight Clarkson Square. There were ten BFA and MFA graduates who made their debut here through five womenswear, besides two menswear collections. It also featured two collaborations.
There was an individual spirit that could easily be seen in each collection. These designers from the Academy of Art University come from a diverse background themselves. They belong to mainland China, coastal Maine, and several other far-off places. This was clearly reflected in the wide range of ideas, as well as silhouettes besides the craftsmanship techniques that made a big impression on the audience.
Even though the show lasts for just 15 minutes on the runway, it is backed by innumerable classes, and workshops, besides internships as well as a lot of painstaking labor. These budding designers presented their creation in front of the peers, as well as their potential career mentors besides the whole world since the show was being telecast via livestream.
The favorite looks cannot be ignored by anyone. Hailun Zhou belongs to Qing Dao, China. She is a designer from the Academy of Art University. Her inspiration comes from her observations as well as the photographs that she took when she was on a journey for a creative class on concepts. This led to the creation of outerwear, as well as separates besides dresses. These were made of vinyl or PVC, or fabrics made by fusing several materials together. Zhou got selected for the CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase in 2017 due to her creativity and her vision for the future.