Fashion Design News

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by Jim Norrena

Students and alumni gain experiential learning during internships

CCA student designers are working in exciting, innovative internships at such innovative companies as Google, Motorola, Intel, de Young, Cooper Hewitt, Chronicle Books, Autodesk, frog, Townsquared, Flipboard, and many others -- and by doing so they are positioning themselves to kick-start their careers and reap the benefits.

Today the internship experience has become status quo; employers typically seek to hire only candidates who can demonstrate they already possess the experiential learning creative jobs require.

Don't Get Left Behind

Employers now routinely screen job applicants: Those who have completed an internship can stay; those who haven’t are weeded out.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Laura Braun

Polyester, a synthetic and non-biodegradable fiber, makes up more than half of the world's fiber market. Polyester from plastic bottles is the most recycled fiber for new clothing products-it constitutes 10 percent of global polyester production-and has been around for about 25 years, says Lynda Grose, associate professor of fashion design at California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014 by Laura Braun

The successor to Fletcher's first book, Sustainable Fashion & Textiles – Design Journeys, Fletcher and Grose explore sustainable fashion from a designer's perspective, presenting the role of the designer in accelerating sustainable change as a communicator, activist and entrepreneur.

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Posted on Monday, June 9, 2014 by Laura Braun

A few weeks ago, in a spacious white tent on the new back lot of the California College of the Arts (CCA) San Francisco campus, the 2014 graduates of the Fashion Design program showcased their final thesis collections during a fashion show juried by industry professionals from companies such as North Face, Erica Tanov and, of course, LS&Co.

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Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Allison Byers

Inspiration comes in many forms for designers. But for Matt Dick (Individualized Major 1997) inspiration comes from a simple act that takes place all over the world, every day. “People getting dressed. Everywhere. Then and now. That is what inspires my work.”

Dick is the founder of Small Trade Company, a San Francisco–based workshop and studio, begun in 2010. “We develop products of our own, and we develop projects with other people,” Dick told Station to Station.

“I try to keep this space really without parameters. The team works on everything.” His designs are in stores and boutiques all over the world: Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Dallas, and all around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Recently, Dick has collaborated with Levi's XX, the brand’s premium division, and on restaurant uniforms for Blue Bottle Coffee, State Bird Provisions, and Bar Agricole.

The famed event designer Stanlee Gatti has gone on record with the San Francisco Chronicle that he calls on Dick “for everything wearable. I just love the ease with which he greets people and situations.”

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Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 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 Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

“Aren’t you going to ask me who I’m wearing?” California College of the Arts (CCA) Fashion Department Chair Amy Williams teased at the reception for the 2014 CCA Student Fashion Show on Friday, May 16. “It’s my own design” Williams shared of the evening pine satin jumpsuit “but the antique Tiffany silver belt is a gift from my mother-in-law.”

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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

Students from California College of the Arts unveiled their work on the runway Friday night in San Francisco for the Spring 2014 Senior show. Bursting with creativity, and high-quality execution, the show spoke volumes about the talent of the students and the high-level education they have received. 

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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Laura Braun

Last Friday, San Francisco’s California College of the Arts hosted their annual fashion show incorporated by their graduating senior class. The lot of designers showcased garments filled with promising talent based on sustainability. Each designer embodied original thought of what fashion is today, which brought wearable clothing to the forefront– notably with large collars, voluminous silhouettes, and punk references. Sponsors of this year’s show included Abercrombie and Fitch, Levis Strauss & Co., diPietro Todd Salons Academy, 7×7 Magazine, Nicholson Ranch Wines, and Aubri Balk Inc.

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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014 by Laura Braun

Nearly 20 seniors in the California College of the Arts fashion design program presented their work on the runway on May 16 at the design college’s annual fashion show, held in a tented space on a newly acquired 2.5-acre parcel on the CCA San Francisco campus.

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