CCA Fashion Experience 2018

2018 Commencement Exhibition
Friday, May 11, 7:00–11:00 pm
May 11, 2018 Fashion Experience
SOMArts | 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco

Free and open to the public

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Eleven industrious designers culminate their work at CCA by celebrating the diversity of fashion identity and practice through static installations and model walkway presentations.

Come meet the designers, feel the clothes, purchase prototypes, dance, discuss new fashion systems, and be a co-creator-participant in this innovative experience. 






Show Schedule:

  • 5:30pm - VIP Cocktail, Hors d'oeuvres & Social Hour
  • 6:30pm - VIP Show Begins
  • 7:30pm - General Guest Entry
  • 8:30pm - Fashion Installation Show Presentation
  • 8:45pm - Live Model Installation Show & Designer Meet and Greet
  • 9-11pm - Fashion Gallery Show & Celebration

Fashion Experience is a part of a series of events and exhibitions organized by the California College of the Arts to celebrate the work of its graduating students across all disciplines from May 10 through 13. The series features the school’s annual Commencement Exhibition - an expansive and interdisciplinary showcase of work by graduating students across all disciplines on the college’s San Francisco campus, as well as additional exhibitions and events held at locations in the surrounding neighborhoods. 

About California College of the Arts

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) educates students to shape culture and society through the practice and critical study of art, architecture, design, and writing. Benefitting from its San Francisco Bay Area location, the college prepares students for lifelong creative work by cultivating innovation, community engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

CCA offers a rich curriculum of 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs in art, design, architecture, and writing taught by a faculty of expert practitioners, and attracts promising students from across the United States and from 55 countries around the world. Graduates are highly sought-after by companies such as Pixar/Disney, Apple, Intel, Facebook, Gensler, Google, IDEO, Autodesk, Mattel, and Nike, and many have launched their own successful businesses.

CCA is creating a new, expanded college campus at its current site in San Francisco that will open during the 2021–2022 academic year. Spearheaded by Studio Gang architects, the new campus design will be a model of sustainable construction and practice; will unite the college’s programs in art, crafts, design, architecture, and writing in one location to create new adjacencies and interactions; and will provide more student housing than ever before.

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CCA Fashion Experience 2018 is produced by associate professor and chair of fashion design Lynda Grose and lecturer of fashion design Jarred Garza, and curated by professor of industrial design Mara Holt Skov.

More information: contact Jarred Garza,​

Our Sponsors: 

SOMArts Cultural Center
Vagabond Traveling Bar
San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology
Banana Republic
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Look Model Agency
Exit Reality
Lagunitas Brewing Company