Fashion Design News

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

Alumna Ashley Eva Brock

“I knew when I went to school for fashion design that incorporating sustainability was important to me and CCA (California College of the Arts) is one of the few fashion design schools that takes sustainability seriously, so that made it very attractive… While there I got to study under Lynda Grose and something that Lynda emphasized was to think about sustainability as a many faceted approach and that no one thing is going to save the world. She encouraged us to continually think of different ways and approaches to bring sustainability into design.”

Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 by Maggie Beasley

Photo: Remake

The Presidio’s picturesque lawns and historic buildings are similarly light years away from Cambodia, Indonesia and India, where dozens of brands manufacture their elevated garments. And yet it’s here that the San Francisco nonprofit Remake is trying to change the way we see clothes productions in these countries.

Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Fashion design by Hanyue Zang

The California College of the Arts’ graduation show took a sharp turn this year. Fashion Design program chair John Bauernfeind, who replaced Amy Williams last fall, promised innovation and daring new directions, and the May 11 show delivered.

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 by Laura Braun

Tis the season for newly graduated college students to enter another tier of adulthood. At schools that cater to the fashion persuasion it's the time for senior fashion shows. California College of the Arts sent an invite to come witness what their curriculum had produced in the last few years. The blood sweat and probably some tears of 10 talented students was showcased on the runway by street-cast models. 

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Posted on Monday, May 8, 2017 by Laura Braun

Nerves and anxiety permeated the classroom of California College of the Arts Program of Fashion Design. Today was the programs Annual Jury Review, and the tension was evident. For months, the seniors of CCA’s Fashion Design Program have been working tirelessly on their final projects. Led by new Chair John Bauernfeind, the program has taken on an emphasis in social responsibility, challenging students to create authentic work that confronts wider global issues.

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 by Laura Braun

This past Monday evening at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, a lively crowd gathered to see the West Coast screening of the film. It was produced by Levi Strauss Foundation grantee Remake – an organization dedicated to igniting a conscious consumer movement – and directed by Oscar winning cinematographer Asad Faruqi.

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Lynda Grose in the Fashion Design studios at CCA

It begins with a simple question: How were my clothes made? But the answer can often be elusive.

April 24–31 is Fashion Revolution Week, which aims to create greater transparency in the fashion industry. It was established to coincide with the anniversary of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, where 1,138 people were killed and many more injured on April 24, 2013.

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 by Laura Braun

The undergraduate Fashion Design Program at California College of the Arts is pleased to announce the 2017 Fashion Experience, which takes place Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. on the Back Lot of CCA’s San Francisco campus located at 1111 Eighth Street (at 16th & Wisconsin). The event is free and open to the public.

Helmed by new chair John Bauernfeind, the Fashion Design Program has opted to revamp the traditional capstone event in favor of a fresh perspective. This year’s program takes a contemporary approach to customary runway shows by creating an interactive experience and utilizing street-cast models who better represent the diverse people and places that contribute to fashion as we know it. The event will kick off with an hour-long presentation of professionally juried collections from 10 graduating designers before opening up into individual showcases with designers and their models.

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by Laura Braun

“Even the most diligent companies struggle to track their closest suppliers, let alone their more distant relationships,” said Lynda Grose, associate professor of fashion design at California College of the Arts. Retailers are selling products that have sometimes passed through five or six different hands before they get to the shelf. “Each step is a crack in the system that info and people can fall through,” she said.

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Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by Laura Braun

At the very least, Aeon Row is helping raise awareness of these issues, according to Lynda Grose, associate professor at the California College of the Arts.

“The more companies like Aeon Row take up these initiatives,” Grose told HuffPost, “the more the conversation is brought into mainstream consciousness and starts to shift our values.”

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