Fashion Design News

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

At California College of the Arts’ annual senior fashion show, 13 now-graduates showcased original collections to ogling industry pros and style obsessives, and each quick three-minute presentation proved that they are some of the most creative emerging minds in the industry. Inspiring? Totally, but it didn’t end when the models exited the catwalk. We tapped the soon-to-be style stars to share what inspires their work, imaginations and personal style, and their answers are sure to help you bust through your next creative roadblock.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Laura Braun

This may seem like a bottomless when an outsider listening in on all the talk about sustainability and social responsibility. Despite massive advances in technology, knowledge and awareness is the industry's next challenge is to close the circle and make sustainability relevant in consumers' minds, says sustainability consultant Lynda Grose.

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Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Every year, I’m looking forward to May and June. Those are the months for student graduations, and for fashion schools, the annual student fashion shows. I love to see the runway featuring graduating student works, to catch a glimpse of their fashion point of view as they are about to embark their professional career in fashion. For some of the students, the annual fashion show is their last chance to present a concept purely from their own.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Laura Braun

Besides teaching at the California College of the Arts, Grose does marketing research for the Sustainable Cotton Project. During her talk at the Faire, she gave a background on cotton and went on to discuss what the Project is all about.

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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

CCA is the only fashion school in the U.S. that offers undergraduate courses on fashion sustainability. Students are required to take a theoretical and practical sustainability course in order to complete the program. The school’s overall sustainability mission is so respected the fashion department partners with Levi’s and Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for the courses, with the students being evaluated by industry experts from both companies in their year-end review.

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Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

California College of the Arts hosted its annual fashion show on May 15 at CCA’s San Francisco campus, where 13 senior design students showcased their final collections for a crowd of about 750 guests.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Laura Braun

Going to California College of the Arts every year for the graduation fashion show is tremendously exciting. Wondering whether the tent would survive the ridiculously strong wind by the end of the night is always part of the experience of California College of the Arts student fashion show. When some photographers were nervous about falling lights and the videographer looked a little unsure, that’s when you know the wind was especially lively this year. But just like every other year, the California College of the Arts 2015 Fashion Show went off swimmingly.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Laura Braun

7x7 had the privilege of naming CCA's Class of 2015 Emerging Designer of the Year award last week, and picking just one recipient out of so many potential design stars was more difficult than we have ever encountered before. 

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Junior design student Caitie Dodge (middle) at California College of the Arts works on her project in her sustainable fashion class in San Francisco, California, on Friday, May 8, 2015. She is experimenting with shapes as she works on women sportswear using minimal waste and minimal dye.

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

It’s a warm, sultry night in San Francisco. Bibhu Mohapatra (who made my wedding dress while he was design director at J. Mendel) and I have just reunited over dinner at California College of the Art’s Black Is the New Black benefit. We are seated at a long table flanking a 500-foot runway. Bibhu is filling venture capitalist Kirsten Green and me in on Michelle Obama wearing his clothes (“She is an amazing ambassador”) and his love of working with students as well as artisans in his native India “who are keeping alive thousand-year-old traditions.”

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