“What are you wearing?” That was one of the first things my mother said when I arrived home for Christmas break. “It’s a coat, cape, thingymajig.” I rummaged through my head for some better adjectives. “What it looks like is a potato sack.” “Mom! It’s vintage.”
Wednesday was sadly the last day of GFW There were two Gala Shows, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. I went to see the one in the afternoon, which means that I wasn’t there when the awards were announced.
Hi! I’m back. Tuesday was an exhausting day: there were shows all day, taking place in either of the two theatres. There was so little time between shows that we had to run from one theatre to the other
Hi! My name is Alix; I am a 14 year old GCSE student at the Lycée Français (the French school) in London. I am interested in pursuing fashion studies when I finish school. As I am in Year 10 here in London, I had to do a week of work experience as part of my coursework.
Every year, this semi-industrial design district of San Francisco,is transformed into a mini-Bryant Park as a white tent is erected on the street across the California College of the Arts (CCA) to hosts its Annual Fashion Show.
Lights dim down. All is silent for one moment.
Lights flash on. Slowly, musical beats begin pulsating from the speakers.
The Academy of Art University’s 2012 annual spring fashion show begins.
The crowd cheers as the first model appears on runway, showcasing the first of
17 collections made by graduating seniors.
My roommate, during the first semester of grad school, was a Fashion Design major. She spent hours in the design studio and at home, some nights all night long, sketching and cutting up small swatches of fabric, pasting them in a little black book, and draping patterns over her mannequin.
The fashion industry has its celebrities; not the movie stars who adorn lavish designer garments on the red carpet, but the designers themselves, IPhones came out and cameras flashed as Sarah Burton, Creative Director for Alexander McQueen, and Philip Treacy, milliner extraordinaire, made their way towards the stage of the Academy of Art University tenth annual fashion symposium.
The crowd was small but the appreciation stupendous; the basement room of San Francisco’s Legion of Honor Museum filled with the quiet shuffling footsteps of the loyal bodies, eager to witness first hand the treasures of The Cult of Beauty.