The Academy Of Art University Is Preparing Graduates To Lead The Future Of Fashion

On September 9, 2017, the School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University held its 21st annual runway show at Skylight Clarkson Square. In the talent-packed show, models strutted their stuff in designs from ten recent BFA and MFA graduates. Each piece was a true expression of the unique individuality of each talented designer.


The diversity in designs truly wowed the audience, which included some of the biggest names in the fashion industry. So much of the student’s hard work is all in preparation for these 15 minutes of fame. Having the opportunity to showcase your talent in the competitive fashion industry is essential to the success of new and aspiring designers. The show not only gives students a chance to establish themselves but also promotes individuality and creativity.


Formerly known as Academy of Art College, The Academy of Art Universty is a private art school in San Fransisco, California. Founded by Richard S. Stephens in 1929, it is one of the largest privately owned art and design schools in the United States, while the school’s campus owns one of the largest amounts of property in San Fransisco. The school has participated in New York fashion week bi-annually since 2005.


The Academy of Art University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Students can choose to earn an associates, bachelors or masters degree in more than twenty different subjects related to art and design. Currently, there are just over 12,000 students, with over half of them being women.


Aside from their competitive academic programs offered, the university also owns and operates an automobile museum. More than half of the cars are owned by the university, with the other half being donated by the Stephens family. Their collection holds some of the most valuable vintage cars, estimated to be worth more than $70 million. The museum serves as both a platform to learn about the history of cars and as a tool for students to help further enhance their skills.

A look at the World of Anime


The 21st century pushed the anime industry to another level. Anime has developed over several years to accommodate several genres as well as numerous characters starring in thousands of TV shows and Movies. Some of the most popular anime characters include:


Edward Elric

The young character starred in the TV series ‘Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood’ that graced the TV screens between April 2009 and July 2010. Elric, who is as a young alchemist prodigy, is primarily motivated to return his younger brother to his original body. His brother, Alphonse, was lost in a failed human transmutation. What makes Elric even more popular and a people’s darling is how he is physically incapacitated but highly skilled in the art of war. Apparently, that’s what motivates him to go on a mission to return his brother. The TV show had 64 episodes with a rating of over 9.26.

Sakata Gintoki

The comedy anime character is just hilarious. Gintoki stars in the TV series ‘Gintama’, which aired between April 2015 and March 2016. Gintoki struggles to survive in an era when aliens have raided his village and his race no longer needed. How he meddles through to survive is what makes the character adorable.


Other popular characters include Zoldyck Killua in the show Hunter X Hunter (2011), Okazaki Tomoya in the TV Series Clannad: After Story (Oct. 2008-Mar. 2009) and Makunouchi Ippo in the TV series Hajime no Ippo (Oct. 2000- Mar. 2002).



Anime Action: some of the best anime on netflix in the action movie category include Naruto, Bleach and One Piece among others. Animie comedy movies include Nichijou, School Rumble and Little Busters.

There are other genres like romance, Tragedy, Psychological and History that you can explore.