Fashion Design News

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

But sustainable style is nothing new for the Fashion Design program at California College of the Arts (CCA). For nearly two decades, the program has championed an appreciation for handcrafted goods and eco-friendly brands that are carefully created to ease your conscience. Chaired by designer Amy Williams, CCA’s Fashion Design program recently partnered with Cotton Incorporated of North Carolina for on-site instruction in the responsible production of textiles.

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by Laura Braun

Join us at CCA's 2016 Annual Fashion Show

Friday, May 13, San Francisco, Calif. -- The undergraduate Fashion Design Program at California College of the Arts is pleased to announce the 2016 Annual Fashion Show, which takes place Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m. on the Back Lot of CCA’s San Francisco campus located at 1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin Streets).

The capstone event of the Fashion Design Program, the event features the unique collections of 12 senior designers and is juried by industry professionals and showcased by professional runway models. General admission tickets are $40 each. VIP tickets are $100 each and include admission to the Friends of Fashion pre-party at 6:30 p.m. and preferred seating at the event.

“CCA’s Fashion Design seniors are bright design innovators ready to take their next steps into the fashion profession,” says Fashion Design chair Amy Williams. “They’ve created their capsule collections that share their personal aesthetic approaches to material responses with regard to innovation and craftsmanship. They have considered how, why, and where to share their newly honed skills to today’s fashion marketplace.”

This year’s sponsors include Levi Strauss & Co., diPietro Todd Salons + Academy, MAC Cosmetics, Freda Salvador, Abercrombie & Fitch, Stance, San Francisco Magazine, and E&J Gallo Winery.

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by Laura Braun

At CCA, students land internships near their San Francisco campus with companies including Athlete, TEA Collection and Levi Strauss & Co. Post-graduation, high-end stores like Abercrombie & Fitch, Macy’s and Michael Kors hire CCA students because they know how to design what sells. Plus, fashion grads apply eco-conscious practices after taking a sustainability seminar that forces them to question traditional fashion practices.

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 by Jim Norrena

On Thursday, April 7, Center for Art and Public Life (CAPL) at California College of the Arts presented the spring 2016 IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards, at which three juried interdisciplinary teams each were awarded a $10,000 grant to create innovative and creative solutions to social problems by collaborating with community experts and partners.

Through such grants, the awards program enables a new generation of creative innovators to develop meaningful social change. Students are challenged to apply their critical and creative problem-solving skills to make a difference locally, nationally, and internationally by developing proposals and facilitating actionable next steps.

In the spring CAPL received an unprecedented amount of grant proposals from undergraduate and graduate students across 15 different disciplines with project sites in San Francisco, Utah, India, Pakistan, China, and Columbia.


Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Laura Kenney

Ashley Eva Brock in her West Marin studio

Ashley Eva Brock (Fashion Design 2012) is a busy fashion designer, costume designer, and textile artist who runs her own company, Of Quartz, and also does freelance design and patternmaking, including performative costume design for music videos.

Before she moved to her live/work space in West Marin she was an assistant dyer/painter/textile manipulator in the costume shop at the San Francisco Opera.

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2016 by Laura Braun

Morris is the designer and creative marketing director for Stone Cold Fox, which she started from her 2009 senior collection while studying at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Lynda Grose, a consultant and associate professor at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, who specializes in ecologically responsible design, notes that the fashion industry is dependent on the idea of disposal, of people always wanting new designs.

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Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 by Laura Braun

I went to school at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. I got my Bachelor’s in fine arts and majored in Fashion Design. My senior project was a fashion show, and I had an entire collection that actually is SCF’s first collection, Foreign Cinema. So, I took my senior collection after we both graduated, we made a blog, worked in my parents’ extra room downstairs, and tried to sell it by word of mouth. From then on it grew into our careers.

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Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

The school’s fashion design program presents this juried show each spring. The 2014 iteration showcased collections from 13 senior students, and industry professionals acted as judges. Clothes were also worn by professional models. Next: Spring 2016.

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Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 by Laura Braun

California College of the Arts design student Hao Dong was already on our radar. Her collection addressed such topics as fast fashion, urban life, and pop culture, all in an edgy, futuristic, and colorful way.