SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23, 2012/ — On Friday, September 7th at 8:00 PM at the Lincoln Center, the Academy of Art University will present the Spring 2013 Graduation Collection of its graduating students.
Since 2005, the university’s School of Fashion has premiered the collections of recent graduates during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. “Part of our commitment to the designers is to help launch their careers and have their collections seen by industry professionals,” said Dr. Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University. “Debuting their collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center is an incredible opportunity.”
For the Spring 2013 show, there will be eight women’s wear collections, two of which are collaborations between Fashion and Textile Design students, and one collaborative collection sponsored by UBIFRANCE, the French Trade Commission.
The UBIFRANCE Collection is a collaboration of four M.F.A. Fashion Design students, five B.F.A. Fashion Design students, and two B.F.A. Textile Design students, and sponsored by UBIFRANCE, the French Trade Commission, in an effort to boost the presence of French textile manufacturers in the U.S. Participating mills include: print (AB Creations); silk, jacquards (Belinac, Denis&Fils, Malfroy Million, Philea, Soieries Chambutaires, Sprintex); wools (Clarenson); lace (Sophie Hallette, André Laude, Goutarel, Solstiss); knits (Deveaux, Henitex International, Philea, Sprintex); tweeds, muslins, taffetas (Malfroy Million) and technic/sports fabrics (Avelana, Roudière). The students who collaborated on the UBIFRANCE women’s wear collection are: Korkor Apo, Maclay Bowers, Joe Chung, Mina Fadaie, Guiping April Feng, Massayuki Ito, Kyung Hwa Kim, Erica Laba, Eli Daniel Odisho, Liza Quiñones, and Angela Sison.