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.
Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 by Laura Braun
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.
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 by Laura Braun
Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Laura Braun
A whiff of an ocean breeze blew down the runway at California College of the Arts' senior fashion show this past spring. The wavemaker: 22-year-old Vanina Howan, whose surf-inspired thesis collection, called Seasalt, caught the eye of San Francisco design veteran Basil Racuk. A friendship was made, and a collaboration was hatched.
Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015 by Laura Braun
California College of the Arts (CCA) was founded in 1907. It is home to 1,968 students enrolled in 21 undergraduate and 13 graduate degree programs. Several programs are available for aspiring fashion designers. Offerings include a BFA in Fashion Design, a BFA in Jewelry/Metals Arts, and a BFA in Textiles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.