Fashion Design News

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Designs by (L to R): Jennifer Wang, Liam Cliff, Zewei Hong

Liam Cliff, Zewei Hong, and Jennifer Wang—three recent graduates from CCA’s fashion design program—presented their collections at the Fas

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Maggie Beasley

Lynda Grose, Chair of Fashion Design, discusses her new vision for the Fashion program at CCA with the CCA DESIGN IS editors.

What’s new for the Fashion Design program at CCA?

I envision Fashion Design to be a program where students conceptualize, develop, and construct designs by incorporating sustainability and technology fluidly.

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA Fashion Experience 2018 Teaser Trailer

The CCA Fashion Experience 2018 will debut 11 professionally juried thesis collections from graduating students in the school’s Fashion Design program this May. The students will present their work through both fashion show and—for the first time—installations that frame their collections with artistic vignettes and speak directly to their design narratives. Utilizing street-cast models, the show will reflect the diversity of the Bay Area as well as global contributions to fashion.

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.