Everything You Need to Know About the School of Fashion Graduation Fashion Show 2018

The School of Fashion at Academy of Art University hosts its annual Graduation Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 26, 2018. You can watch the Live stream of the Graduation Fashion Show at 7:00pm PST.

The invitation-only event begins with select graduating students from the MFA and BFA programs presenting their work to industry professionals.

The fashion show, which is free and open to the public, will include womenswear, menswear and childrenswear collections. Several of the collections were created through collaboration by students within the fashion, knitwear and textile design programs.

Honorary Degree Ceremony

The School of Fashion will also present honorary doctorates to three outstanding industry professionals in a ceremony that will include the University’s President, Elisa Stephens. The recipients include Alexander Fury, Andre Walker, and Lutz Huelle.

Alexander Fury

Fashion journalist, author and critic, Alexander Fury is the Chief Fashion Correspondent of T: The New York Times Style Magazine and Editor of AnOther magazine. Fury was awarded the inaugural Editorial Intelligence Award for Fashion Commentator of the Year in 2014, named one of InStyle magazine’s 20 most powerful people in fashion in 2015, and is a member of The Business of Fashion: BoF 500.

Andre Walker

New York-based fashion designer Andre Walker was the youngest designer to show at New York Fashion Week at age 15. Walker worked as a creative consultant for Marc Jacobs and Kim Jones while at LVMH. His recent collection was noted as one of the ten best highlights of Paris Fashion Week. He also collaborates with Dover Street Market, the multi-brand retailer created by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.

Lutz Huelle

Paris-based fashion designer Lutz Huelle  began his career working with Martin Margiela on the Artisanal and Knitwear Collections. Huelle launched his eponymous label in 2000 and has been a senior consultant at MaxMara Fashion Group since 2000, and at Brioni since 2017.

View the official pre-show release and the designer collections on the School of Fashion blog.

Watch the Live stream of the Graduation Fashion Show on April 26, 2018 at 7:00pm PST.

Student Award & Scholarship Announcements

YMA-Fashion Scholarship Fund FSF $5,000 Scholarship

  • Hyun Nam (Nami) Kim, BFA Fashion Marketing
  • Isis Bryant, BFA Fashion Product Development
  • Junho Kim, BFA Fashion Merchandising

San Francisco – Paris Sister City Scholarship Exchange in Paris, France Studio Berçot

  • Lusha Wang, MFA Fashion Design
  • Brianna Toomer, BFA Fashion Design

L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne

  • Paula Miranda Do Amaral, BFA Fashion Design
  • Felix Ryan, BFA Fashion Design Graduate. Fashion Week International will show her collection in London at Graduate Fashion Week International.
  • Julie Eunju Kim, BFA Knitwear

Design General Motors Design Scholarship Award for $1,250

  • Mariana Suarez, BFA Fashion Design

2018 Fashion Journalism Scholarships $1,500 Scholarship and Summer Internship at TRC Marketing

  • Adriana Georgiades, MA Fashion Journalism