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Academy of Art University 2010 Graduation Fashion Show

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2010 / FW/ — Thursday, May 6th, fashion was in the air when it came to the opening segment at the Academy of Art University 2010 Graduation Fashion Show.

Sculpture butterflies, spear and shoulder wings were collaborated by Fashion Design, Industrial Design and Fine Art Sculpture graduating students

While a fresh approach of androgyny inspired by two David (Bowie & Byrnes) and men’s vintage shirt of the 1950’s oversize ensemble created by Yuzuan Cheng and Delphina Star Rodriguez.

While Stephanie Hoffman’s Glamour yet modern and sexy knitwears are surrealism and haute couture of the 1930s and 1940s which she handknitted and did the beading herself.

Vintage is relevant to Amelia Statler when she did her research for the collection of Antique lace and the women of the 1920s and 1930s.

Collaboration by Julia Hsiang-Ling Chan and Mariah Groves are Graphic and Corky at the same time with the outcome from Postmodern architecture , minimalism, Toyetic colors and shapes of childhood candy inspiration.

Young Ae Koo’s knitwear combination of black and white and an assortment of gray with inserted sequins gives a shimmery effect for a woman with Dark romance of beauty.

Layering of tulle and wool are Ivy Fu Man Tam’s X-ray technology inspiration which all done by hand cutting precision.

Fast forward to the future which Lady Gaga can wear off stage or daytime I think are:

Ronnie Omar Nery’s Neon and structure. Also, another collaboration by Mariah Groves computer generated laser cutting with Melody Bainter’s Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey set design inspiration.

And to end the show with the only menswear showing. Graduating Men’s Wear Designer Ashon Sylvester . He completed the collection of futuristic Native American warriors on another planet in mind.

[JOSEPH DOMINGO]

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